Wednesday, September 12, 2012

If you're going to wear a sling...



...then it may as well be cute!

Poor little Moo fell off the fort in the school playground last week and managed to break his arm.

For some strange reason, the local chemist only sells adult sized slings (now, I'm thinking that kids would be much more likely to break their arm and need a sling, so that's really a missed marketing opportunity Mr Chemist).


Anyway, the adult sized sling was swimming on him, so I made him a couple of kiddie sized versions. They can swapped over and washed whenever the need arises.

The strap just adjusts with velcro so it can be raised and lowered as needed.

Bag making hardware is quite handy in times like this.... I had everything I needed in the stash already.


Here's a little shot of the Dino sling in action. Apparently it was quite a hit with the little preppies at school yesterday!

15 comments:

Chiara Z said...

What a brilliant idea! Cute and practical. You may need to put these in the shop. Or maybe Mr Chemist will see the light and stock them:)

jennie said...

How cool does he look?!!
Great idea Cam - looks much comfier than those shop bought/hospital ones!x

Naturally Carol said...

Very innovative..I think you've thought up a new line of product there!

flowerpress said...

I think this is so brilliant and I agree you should make a heap and start marketing them. I can see them being really popular!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Very cool Cam.

Fiona said...

A very cute and practical solution ... those would definitely sell, but maybe little Moo wants to be the only kid in school with a cool dino sling!

Vireya said...

That is brilliant! He has the smartest-looking broken arm I've ever seen.

bec said...

Haha, I think that sounds like a marketing op for YOU MS Curlypops! I just hope there's no little preppies throwing themselves off the fort to get one (tell Moo to tell the kids the price for their mum's!) PS I get REALLY hard word verification words on your blogs!

anna said...

What a great idea: both practical and aesthetic.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i have heard many times that it is hard to find little slings for kids, i've seen a few but not very many. usually the kids just has a cast.
it is def. something you should look at marketring

Dee said...

pure genius !
You know what will happen next......all the cool kids will be breaking their arms just so they can have a cool sling x

Miss Prudence said...

Ditto - genius! Off you go and market them!

Bron said...

What a super nice way to turn a sad situation into smiles.....you are a genius. x

Karen said...

Every kid in town will want one of these, they are super cute Cam.

Lisa M said...

Absolutely adorable. You need to stock these in your store.