Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sling Your Hook


DSC_6838, originally uploaded by stompergirl.

According to Cherub, the doctor's assertion that wearing a sling would prevent kids in the schoolyard from being too rough in Cherub's vicinity was untrue. Heaps of people banged into him he said, and a mean Grade 3 (or 4?) girl was cited as the most blatant offender because she just pushed him and didn't say sorry or even notice the sling. Added to its lack of deterrent power was the uncomfortable-ness of the hospital issue sling, which was deteriorating and tangling.

So in an effort to make him less anti-sling, I decided to make a replacement one. The bright red fabric seemed to be the perfect way to ensure that other kids saw and kept away from the injured arm, but Cherub insisted I also sew the word Stop! on to it. Just to make quite sure.

He wore it to school today and it was a success!

17 comments:

  1. That is completely adorable!
    I can imagine many other words that I'd be saying to those kiddies if it was my arm that they were bumping.

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  2. Aw cute! Does Basil fit in there too?!

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  3. I think you have just discovered the way to make your fortune...

    I am serious!

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  4. You're such an agreeable mom! And crafty to boot....

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  5. You are ACE! That is so cute. And very clever too!

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  6. I totally agree with Mary, market them!!

    Every hospital has a craft stand, one where you can sell your stuff on consignment. That would be the place to go.

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  7. I agree too! Between the kitty/puppy slings and bright red slings with a message, I think you have potential to become the Sling Lady.

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  8. Absolutely. Stick a bird on it and whack it on etsy for seventy five bucks.

    Seriously though, that is awesome.

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  9. Excellent. I remember my mum made me floral ones when I broke my arm. Yours is waaay better.
    Very promising market niche there, especially with a bird - an owl - appliqued or birdy/owly fabric used.

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  10. You just MAY be able to give up your day job :)

    What a great solution x

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  11. Sensational!!! There could be a market for those!!

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  12. Yep, sell them Stomper. In fact, I wonder if I could knit them.......

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  13. I agree with all the sell, sell, sell comments. Fantastic idea.

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