We finally discovered on Tuesday what was ailing our girl from her accident last Friday. She still wasn't walking on Tues, and I was worried despite the urgent care reassurance that she would be fine. One super traumatic orthopedist visit later (for violet AND mommy), and Violet is doing much better in her tiny pink cast.
She broke her tibia (shinbone?), but not enough to break the bone open to cause bruising and swelling. There is a diagonal crack along the bone.
Adrianna from crafterhours told me about how she mod podged fabric onto her daughter's cast
and I immediately knew that Violet would be getting her cast decorated. I've been planning to get some Star Wars fabric at joanns to make a quilt for the kids for Christmas, and on Thursday they had a one day sale for 50% off all licensed fabrics.
So we trooped out there and chose a couple of prints and a jar of glossy mod podge.
Seriously, unless I'm getting fabric there I can't find anything easily. There is something horribly unintuitive about this Joanns. It's a wonderful, huge building with lots of light and space, but it took me 20 minutes of running around with cranky kids to find my stupid mod podge. Clover was going ballistic over all of the many many....MANY displays of jewelery and sparkly beads, and couldn't handle it if I didn't stop to gaze upon every jewel that caught her eye. "Mama! You didn't see it!!! Mama!!"
We gathered in the living room to decorate Violet's cast. She picked out a few sections from this great vintage looking print, and I globbed them on with copious amounts of mod podge and a big fat paintbrush. Clover helped me spread it around with a little watercolor brush. Once it was on I stared at her leg and thought "this might have been stupid. she isn't going to keep still until it dries". Violet is now very active again with her leg stabilized.....
So I brought out the hair dryer and got it dry enough to not goop all over everything she touched. She loves it. Clover loves it too. But like in the "I like it so I'm super jealous of it" kind of way. So I made mention of incorporating some Star Wars into the next skirt I make her. Now she is pestering me about it. She is obsessed with this maxi skirt I made her (and never photographed or posted about....oops) because it's really full and apparently she feels like a "disney princess" in it. I've had to forcefully take it away from her for washing, so I think it's time to add a second one into the mix.
Our other wardrobe issue is that Violet's pants pretty much consist of leggings and skinny jeans, which are really difficult/impossible to get on and off with her cast. I've got her wearing Clover's pajamas right now. What would be great in cold weather is having loose knit cotton pants with drawstrings in the ankles so I can cinch them up and keep the drafts out when we're outside. I'm bemoaning not having the supplies laying around here to get a couple of pairs made!