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!