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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Frodo Goes to Camp


I lost my blogging mojo a bit while stitching up duplicates of kids' basics. "Look! I made a t-shirt! Hey! Some elastic waist shorts!!!"

But, camp sewing is over. (Summer's almost over. Where'd it go?)

When Peter returned from camp he was exuberant. Somebody had a rip-roaring time! It took him about four days to stop bouncing around. Adding to his exuberance was the fact that his Frodo costume WON the costume contest! I couldn't believe it, especially since I didn't even know it was a contest. I thought it was just a fun dress-up day.

The camp he went to was Camp Oasis, a camp just for kids with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. I was really impressed with how well-run it was. Can you imagine the logistics of running camp for 100 kids with varying health needs and complicated medicine regimens? At each meal, they called up each of the cabins one by one, for the kids to take their meds which were sorted sequentially in little bags. Besides having a bunch of nurses and doctors on the staff, it was a normal camp with swimming, crafts, ropes course, rock wall, campfires, canoeing, etc.



Other than the costume, I stitched up a few pj shorts and a spare blue t-shirt for him to pack for camp.


The shorts ("Green Check Boxer Shorts" a la Ottobre 6-2011-37) have a faux fly decorated with buttons. The buttons are meant to be working, but on a faux fly, why bother? I shortened them a little. They're quite baggy even after I slimmed them a bit.

The t-shirt is "Monster Car T-shirt" (Ottobre 3-2011-24) which has a nice slim fit.

Look here for the Frodo costume post.


I love the outhouse print on these!


This is a "what was I thinking" fabric, but it's kind of fun. Those are all different kinds of spurs.

15 comments:

  1. Not ever having had children I didn't realize they had special camps like that. That is nice :O). I bet your son did have a good time. His costume was good! :O)

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    1. Thanks, Tex. They do have a lot of camps like this for kids - I'm so thankful they exist. Many people have done a lot of hard work! The camp facility he went to normally hosts camps for kids with HIV.

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  2. I'm happy your son had a good time at camp! I hear of so many not wanting to go... I'm impressed with all the sewing you did... Remarkable

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    1. He did have a great time, but was holding back tears when we dropped him off (we were too!). So I wasn't sure how he'd do.

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  3. I didn't realize your son was ill; what a blessing that there are camps like these you can trust to care for your child. It sounds like lots of fun. The costume was a deserved win!

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    1. Yes, I'm really thankful there are camps like this. This camp was started years ago by a mom who couldn't find a camp that was able to take her daughter because of her health concerns.

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  4. It is fun to see them having such a good time, isn't it? It's great that these camps cater for these children.

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    1. It's really great - I've come to realize there is quite a variety of camps for kids with different needs.

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  5. Yay for you and your son with the costume win and the awesome camp experience! Lots of perfect summer shorts there.

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    1. Thanks! I think I'll make him donate some of the shorts to his brother, though (:

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  6. Congratulations to you on the fantastic Frodo costume! a well deserved win. Your son does look so happy and very awesome that he had a blast at his camp. We don't have long term summer camps here like you do in the US :)
    The new summer wardrobe look perfect for an active young boy.

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    1. Thanks, I couldn't believe the costume won. The fun in making it for a happy recipient was enough for me, but winning the contest was icing on the cake.

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  7. Sounds like he had a fantastic time at camp! The Frodo costume definitely deserved to win the contest.:)

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    1. Thanks! Mario and Pinocchio were runners-up. Go Frodo!

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  8. Congratulations on winning the dress up day. Peter looks really happy. The camp sounds like a wonderful idea and it's obviously very worthwhile based on Peter's happy face. The shorts are also gorgeous too.

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