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It does sound so cute! Do see about getting a picture to us to see it before
> it goes out to her. Congratulations!
> I read this in the morning, so I will do a little spin and twist with the
> coffeecup raised in a toast to you.
>
> Elena in Tx
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> > For some reason, I usually don't happy dance, I just breathe a sigh of
> > relief and go to bed. Or occasionally pour myself a cool one to > celebrate.
> > But I JUST finished the cutest little quilted tote bag for my niece's
> > birthday -- and in plenty of time to fill it up with treats and send it to
> > her it time for her actual birthday! So a little dancing is in order, I > > think!
> >
> > I will have to take some pictures and post them, but it is very cute (if I
> > do say so myself) in all summery kid prints that remind me of summer in
> > Wisconsin, where she lives. There are hot pink suns, and fireflies on
> > turquoise and pretty ice cream cones and flowers and bubbles and sherbet
> > stripes. And the inside is lined with this cool pink seersucker fabric > from
> > Japan that is printed with bunnies and bears and paper lanterns and little
> > bags with goldfish in them! I remember buying that fabric and thinking > how
> > cute it was and that I'd have to find a way to use it, and this was just > > perfect.
> >
> > So, *sigh*, off to bed!
> >
> > Ann
> >
> >
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Ann Adamson
Ohh YAY!! I remember now, you had the great Wizards quilt too! The totebag turned out so good! Thank you!
Elena in Tx
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Elena
Thanks! Now it's time to fill it up and send it off. I think we are going to Target tomorrow to pick up some fun girly treats. Anybody have any great ideas for summer treats for a 9 year-old girl? I have my 10 year-old boy to help, but he is a boy after all...
I was thinking of: a book (not sure which one yet...maybe a classic like Little Women, or perhaps an installment from a new book series for that age...), sunglasses, nail polish, bubble gum, some hair accessories -- stuff like that.
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Ann Adamson
Well, another thing would be a magazine. At 9 my dd liked Nickelodeon, Kids Discovery...
How about sun block? Lip gloss! My dd loves lip gloss. Just try not to get something too stinky! I hate it when she puts it on in the car. (it's now a rule that she can't!)
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LN (remove NOSPAM)
Can we take this a bit further? One of our 'acquaintances' DD has a rare form of bone cancer--may lose her leg-- I need 'have to be STILL for hours' type of thingies to get for her (this is a JOINT effort so it won't just be us) All we know about her:
8 years old loves to read She is admitted to hospital the night before the treatment and then they have NO IDEA for how long after each treatment.
We did get her a 'floppy hat with pin-on crocheted flowers' which her parents appreciated--she lost her hair with the first treatment.
HELP please
Butterfly (no, I have not met this child)
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Butterfly
Hmm. It depends on how still she has to be. Just in bed - no walking? Or more limited than that?
If she can do lap-top crafty stuff, I would consider a breakfast tray to work on with a big bag of assorted pom-poms, jiggly wiggly eyes, construction paper or craft foam bits with scissors, pipe cleaners and glue. Then she can make all kinds of little animals and people!
Or, if that's too much, maybe a couple of washable ink pads and colored markers and nice paper so she can make little thumbprint/fingerprint people! A fun thing to do with the paper is to make copies of pages of paper with lines drawn dividing the page into like nine blocks, staple or otherwise bind together, and give that so she can create little comic books of thumbprint people. A few packages of tiny stickers that could be accessories for the people would be a fun addition too. You could start off the story with your own thumbprint people to give her a starting idea...
Other ideas (from the traveling with kids by plane experience)... a mini magna-doodle -- hours of fun for ANYBODY, magnetic chess/checkers (though she will need someone to play with her), and those yes-and-know invisible ink trivia books are all big hits with my kids.
Hope that helps-- Ann
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Ann Adamson
I saw two different kinds of soap bubbles at Wally World--one kind was very sturdy--catchable and stackable. The other was *edible* and came in different flavors. Blows my mind.
Stickers are always good, and crafty things like friendship bracelets. Gel pens and dark paper to use them with.
Monique
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Monique Reed
8 is not too young to learn to cross-stitch or make a hand-pieced scrap quilt. Ragged edged applique would also be easy.
Monique
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Monique Reed
NOT allowed to move the 'infusion???? arm' whilst in treatment--2 times the same day.
I like those ideas you sent--will pass any and all ideas to her folks for approval before "we" go shopping : )
At present, we don't know how much she is able to get around--as she does have a broken leg--that wouldn't heal--so that is still quite an issue for regular mobility. Knew you all would come up with useable things for her
Thanks Butterfly
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Butterfly
Thanks so much--am thinking of getting a tackle box and wrapping sets of : paper/pens stickers/sticker books keep the ideas coming---this may be a LONG process before they can do the fix the broken bone surgery.
Gentle hugs Butterfly
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Butterfly
JIGSAW PUZZLES!
As I well know, they are doable one-handed. You can buy the roll-up mats so that they are portable while in progress! Lots of puzzles cheap on e-bay.
Monique
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Monique Reed
Hullo Butterfly Ann mentioned a 'breakfast tray' for the little girl to work on in bed. Might it be an idea to get one of those trays which has a soft padded base? so that it would sit a little bit more steadily? Also, if I'm stuck in bed I love talking books (on tape) - specially if she has to keep her arm still. Play-doh? that she can model in hospital and somebody 'bake' it at home for her? . In article , Butterfly writes
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Patti
Does she have a pretty common surname? This may sound off the wall, but maybe you could find her a book on heraldry. The rules and the language are just complicated enough that it might keep her entertained for awhile. Paper and crayons to color in the shields, or colored construction paper and scissors ( if she cuts with the mobile arm. ) It might amuse her for awhile, and it's two different sides of the brain activity. Left side for the reading, and right side for the artwork. I was thinking another book that she might like is one that shows you how to fold paper airplanes. Origami is great too. The craft stores have really outstanding papers now in the scrapbooking aisles. However, maybe that's something for when she has the use of both hands, but still needs to be in the hospital. If someone is there with her, she could make colored sand sculptures too, only need one hand to pour the colored sand into the jars and vases. But one accident and I can see the mess! oy! Would she like a disposable camera? Maybe to take pictures of the staff? A Polaroid might be more fun since the pictures develop right then, but the film can be expensive. Did she grow up with the Where's Waldo? books? Maybe she would like a book like that. They make ones where it's not just one thing to find in each picture. I think the black notebooks and gel pens to write in them are still popular too.
Elena, still off the wall, but hoping this goes well for them. :)
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Elena

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