Monday, March 30, 2009

Meet Mellow

Sometimes I amaze myself at how creative I can be when I'm put in a tough spot!
Last night, Kacey was having a hard time getting comfortable with the granny gown she was wearing. Her site is further back on her side this time and the tubing seemed to pull when it was in the pocket of the granny gown. I remembered seeing something online with a stuffed animal that had a pocket inside for the pump (can't remember where I saw it...sorry!). The wheels in my head started turning and when we left the doctor's office today, I took her to pick out a new stuffed animal that was "squishy" enough to sleep with and had enough room for me to make the pocket. Kacey chose this TY Beanie Bear called "Mellow". I opened up the back of the bear with a pair of scissors and pulled out a handful of stuffing. I then took one of Kacey's socks that was missing a match and shoved it into the hole. A few stitches later...a pump pocket! Now she can sleep comfortably with Herbie resting safely inside the back of the bear :) She hasn't seen him yet! I put Herbie inside and nestled the bear under her arm so when she wakes up she will be so surprised!
Stay tuned for the insulin pump packs my Mom has decided to make Kacey :) She's always been a great at sewing and she bought some amazing material with the batting already made into it!


Wendy said...

HI MELLOW!!! Nice to meet you :) Welcome to your new world!

Love it!

I, on the other hand, am not crafty at all. I would have never thought of that ;)

Karen said...

What a great idea!! I just know she's going to love it when she wakes up!

Now I kinda want to make one for myself. Is 40 too old to sleep with a teddy bear? LOL

Jill said...

LOL took maybe 20 minutes to make ;)

Karen... I'd say 40 is NEVER too old ;) LOL not sure your husband would want a teddy bear in between you two in the bed though...haha!

George said...

such a great and cute idea!

Jennifer said...

Super idea. Too bad I can't even sew a button!

Anonymous said...

Go Mom! Great idea!

Ronda said...

How cute is this? Great idea!!