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I can't make it better, but I can make something

Friday, June 29, 2012

I can't make this better...


 But I can make a sweet pair of sweatpants with cool polka dot pockets.



My sweet Georgia girl took a tumble in the playground at school on Wednesday.  I think you can tell what she landed on!  We spent the afternoon in the emergency department followed by a trip to the dentist (she broke off a third of one of those perfect front teeth).  Thankfully, aside from her tooth, nothing appears to be broken.  She has been so brave - there has only been the occasional tear - the teachers and school nurse couldn't believe she didn't cry or get upset when it happened.  

Feeling pretty useless I ended up in my sewing room.  If I couldn't make her better I could at least make her smile.  I pulled out some bright coral coloured fleece and some aqua polka dot fabric and whipped up the Saija sweatpants from the 1/2009 Ottobre Kids magazine.  I left them next to her bed with a little note so that she would see them when she woke up this morning

She was so happy when she saw them and thankfully everything seems to be healing up nicely, although her face does get more colourful by the day!  

10 comments:

Doobee said...

Your poor little daughter!!! How brave she was - all from a little tumble at school. Well, nearly school holidays and a super pair of tracksuit pants. Love the colour (of the pants, not the face)....

Marie said...

Gosh, your daughter is so brave. What a lovely surprise for her.

Sharon said...

Ouch, your daughter is so brave and they are a great pair of sweatpants.

Melinda said...

What a brave girl she is - that looks very painful. She still looks very pretty even with all her bruising! I love the sweatpants - coral is one of my favourite colours.

fabric epiphanies said...

Oooh that is one nasty mess. Glad she can still raise a smile though. My girl dislocated her finger at soccer this morning. Still deciding whether it needs an x-ray. Will know tomorrow I guess. Meanwhile we have two fingers strapped together and panadol.

Have a great weekend!

Bernice said...

My goodness! That is impressive! Hope she is healing well.

Rosy said...

My God! You have a very brave daughter! It was so good that she had a surprise this morning, she looks very happy with her ​​new pants

katherine h said...

Best wishes for your daughter...sewing therapy was probably be best thing!

Carolyn said...

Oh no! I am so sorry your daughter is going through the wars... I am amazed she looks so cheerful in that first photo. Those sweatpants are cheery and pretty enough to brighten anyone's day ;)

Lynneb said...

oh no! poor dear girl! but she's smiling!