Monday, April 27, 2009

Because if you have to have a broken arm......

...you may as well wear it with style and have a good story to go with it! That's our motto! Molly had an awesome bike wreck while camping this weekend with Nana and Papa. She rode her bike off of a bridge that wasn't finished yet and fell about 5' to the ground hurting her right arm. Papa made her a make-shift splint out of cardboard and fabric and she hopped back on that bike and kept on riding! I was there shortly after the wreck and she seemed to be doing fine, just favoring the arm a little. After a couple of hours the pain was too bad to ride bikes so I took her on to the local urgent care clinic. The doctor there told us that she couldn't be positive from the angle of the x-ray but she was highly suspicious that Molly's elbow was broken or cracked in the wreck.

So Molly got a pink temporary cast and an ugly navy blue sling. Well you know us, that ugly blue sling HAD to go. A girl can't be expected to sport one of those ugly things to church on Sunday morning while telling of her awesome bike wreck and showing off her pretty pink cast! Somewhere around midnight I was making my girl a sling that she could be proud of, and on Sunday morning she had a Sassy little sling to go with her pretty pink cast and her awesome story. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, ya know.

Today we are headed off to the children's orthopedic doctor to find out if the arm is really broken or not and Molly's all excited about showing off her outfit/sling combo again. Silly girl! But really...Can I blame her? She does make having a broke arm look good! LOL! Did I mention that Baby Sister coordinated too? Maybe it was a little over-the-top, but we may as well enjoy it!! This may be our last broken arm! LOL!
UPDATE: Well, it's definitely broke. Today the Ortho doc said that she broke the growth plate in her wrist. Molly is now sporting a pretty red cast and she is insanely proud! LOL! I will try to get a picture up before it's brown with dirt from the garden! She is loving all of the comments she is getting about her sling too, that child has been walking on clouds all day!

35 comments:

MonkeySeeMonkeyDo said...

that is too cute!

Mindy said...

I see intentional bike wrecks in the future for all of the diehard fashion queens who simply must have the latest accessory! Too cute!

Heather said...

That is the cutest sling I have ever seen! If a girls has to have a sing it should be one that is as cute as that!

6blessings said...

That is so cute! Watch out! Your other kids may feign injuries to get one too!!

Jody said...

So cute!!! You are such a good mommy.

Goosegirl said...

I love the sling! And the little flower....over the top wonderful! Congrats on the broken arm! I always wanted one when I was a kid! Really!

me said...

i love it! what a good mommy! doesn't everyone know it is all about the details?!? it almost makes you want a broken arm!

jenn said...

Bless her heart! Good grief.. you just never know what is going to happen when. Thank goodness Mom's can always make things better!
jenn

Fine Stitchery said...

O!! I ***HOPE*** it is your LAST broken bone of any kind!!! EVER!

Fine Stitchery said...

o - Fine Stitchery is me, Sparkle aka Barbara O, too many names *I* can't even keep them all straight!!

bananasforbreakfast said...

Thank goodness for resilient kids, and for the ingenuity of their parents :-)

Marlya said...

Samantha, I love the sling- great idea too! A matching outfit as well?? Way too cute!

Dawn said...

Sam, hope your visit to the Dr. went well this afternoon. I want to hear all about it. Oh, don't kill yourself sewing tonight but I know how stressed you are to get everything ready for IQM...me too! Call me tomorrow if you have a free moment.

Dana Furlo said...

What is the main fabric of the sling? I love it and can't figure it out.

RachelQ said...

How cute is that?? I love it.. are you going to make a pattern????

little dresses said...

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Dana,

The fabric is by "Brother and Sister Design Studio" at Hobby Lobby. It is the same fabric as the skirt she is wearing and if you click on the pic you may be able to get a better view :)

xoxox,
Samantha
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little dresses said...

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Hey Dawn,


Well it's broke! She broke her wrist right on the growth plate. She is so proud! She got a brand new red cast too.

xoxo,
Samantha

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Karen said...

Wow, that is a snazzy sling! You're the best mom ever.

Glad she's doing okay.

est said...

she sure have style! lol and you're super genius to work that out in a night! :)
speedy recovery to her!!

pfarmwife said...

Ok, Sam...make a sling pattern, would ya? ;-) That is too cute...and tell her even useful things ought to be beautiful!

Warmly,
Stacey

lissilulu said...

What a cute sling!
Glad she has cuteness to look at while she recovers. :o)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I LOVE the sling! What a great idea! They make colored casts for kids now...you'd think they'd make stylish slings, too!

Kay said...

wow I could have written this same story about my neice, minus the bridge and add a recliner, lol. I made her a pretty Heather Ross Mendecino sling to replace the hospital blue after her surgery to repair her broken elbow. They bounce back so well, hope yours does too :o) by the way you did a MUCH more professional job than me ;O)

sara winnick said...

my daughter just broke her arm doing cartwheels down a hill. she really hates the sling. i think i need to make her one of these! did you create a pattern for this?

Goosegirl said...

Well, Sam, after admiring this back in April, I was privileged to make one for Ahnalin yesterday. Too funny! I hope that your girly healed well. Please pray for my girl. It was a bad break and she already had one surgery on Thursday. We are praying that is all she needs.

Kirsten said...

My stylish :) daughter just broke her arm and the slings in the stores couldn't be uglier. I love your sling and hope my mom can do something similar. Have you considered selling online?

Jessica said...

I am incredibly curious where you found that adorable sling. My daughter just broke her collarbone and needs a sling for 6 weeks. I too have the ugly navy one. I would love to know how to get a sling like your daughters.

P.S. I hope your daughter is healing well!!!

Gretchen said...

Oh, I am just about to make a sling for my girl, she broke her collarbone last night, and the only sling they had to fit her was a Snoopy one, and she hates Snoopy! What did you use to make the strap? Is it adjustable?

lulubirddesigns said...

I too would love to have a pattern of this if you made one! My 3yo just broke her collar bone and they didn't have a sling small enough for her!

sewmommy said...

I would love a pattern too. Could you please help me out? My 4 year old just broke his arm on Thanksgiving this year.. I need an extra one to wash and exchange.

Thanks so much xswtbbyangelx@gmail.com

Val said...

Gorgeous sling - the best I've seen. My mother-in-law broke her arm, and for our Christmas Eve get together everyone has been asked to wear a creative sling in a show of support. Your sling made with Christmas cloth will be perfect - THANK YOU!

Melody B. said...

I know this is an old post, but do you have the pattern for the sling? My daughter just broke her arm and I NEED to make one that is a lot more fashionable! :)

melodycole78@hotmail.com

Momof2 said...

did you ever post a place for your sling pattern. we would so appreciate it...my daughter broke her collar bone and would like a "girls" sling with some zing! Thanks so much!!

Momof2 said...

my daughter just broker her collar bone and is looking for a sling with a little zing. did you post your pattern or where we might by a copy of your pattern? Thanks so much!

Momof2 said...

my daughter just broke her collar bone and is looking for a arm sling with some girly zing! I love yours. Have you posted a pattern for it or do you have one for sale? thanks so much!