Monday, June 13, 2011

Jelly Makes it Sweeter

When my daughter came to me the night before a class field trip for a band competition at a local amusement park she was panicked.  She stated she needed a new beach bag.  Naturally I did what many parents would do: yell at your child for sharing this information at the very last minute, and then proceed to pull a miracle out of thin air.  In this case I knew I did not have enough time to crochet a bag for her, so, with little sewing experience I decided to get my machine out and see what I could create.  Considering I had no pattern, or expert advise, I put the pedal to the metal, powered through and managed to create a cute bag for her with breaking just one sewing machine needle.

Of course, after all the hugs & thanks, there was a promise for better timing in the future -- but we all know Murphy's Law needs to be factored in...

Yesterday, after my CGOA Chapter's monthly meeting, we went shopping for my daughter's Middle School Graduation gift -- a Polaroid Waterproof Digital Camera.  Once we got home and opened the packaging we discovered the camera did not have a camera strap/leash.  Oh no!  This would mean for her class field trip she would need to hold the camera in her hand the entire day.  Not wanting to trust Murphy's Law, I decided she needed a waterproof camera case that she could wear on her wrist.

Using Jelly Yarn's "Super Fine" black yarn, and crocheting into the wee hours of the morning, I designed this great little waterproof camera wrist bag waiting for her that was ready when she woke up this morning.  She was thrilled, and said the bag worked out great today during her class trip to Holiday Hill. 

With a week left of school, I'm hoping this is the end of last minute projects.  I need some sleep!  LOL

1 comment:

Crochet Friends of Stamford said...

What a good Mom! Hope she was able to capture many happy memories of the trip. Have a great day :o) Haley