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Breast Pockets

I spent most of my creative time today making breast pockets for Melanie Testa’s project. Melly underwent a double mastectomy last year and chose not to have reconstruction. She has developed a relationship with many women who have chosen to be “flatties.” She is using the idea of the shirt pocket, also called breast pockets to make an artistic statement about breast cancer and deciding to forego reconstruction. She has a reporter interested in doing an article if she can get 1000. She has enlisted all of her crafty friends to help. She needs the pockets by Oct. 22. You can read about the project here. I hope you will consider helping out.

I made my pockets out of some art cloth pieces languishing in a box in my studio. I have added a button and some simple embroidery. I will add the names of the people I am honoring — my sister Carole, Melanie and myself. I only get one pocket!

Here are my two latest 3 x 3s.

4 Responses to “Breast Pockets”

  1. Lisa says:

    Beautiful pockets Gerrie! Great way to use your art cloth.

  2. Kristin L says:

    I love your pockets. I have two to contribute, but haven’t gotten to the embellishing I want to do. One is for you, of course. 🙂

  3. Nina-Marie says:

    ohh these are wonderful Gerrie – I really do need to get mine done – I hope you’ll link your blog this week to Off the Wall Fri at my blog so we can get the word out how these look when they’re done!

  4. Jeannie says:

    Your pockets are wonderful. I have been sewing on mine in the evening. It is such a different and fun way to bring attention to a cause. Wishing you and Mr. C a beautiful weekend.