Posts Tagged ‘topiary’

mystery solved and craft time.

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I took Iz to the orthotist Monday to have her SWASH checked and see about her AFO’s which she would not tolerate more than one hour.  She wore them while sleeping when we first got them for a few months and we saw such great gains in her feet but then she got a pressure spot and things went downhill from there.  It was one of those one step forward, two steps back moments.  So after Gary and I thought and talked about the situation we both agreed it could be an issue with the SWASH.  He said the tone starts at the hip and goes down to the foot.  So he adjusted out the SWASH which had really stopped working to abduct her hips like it had in the beginning.  Camilla had mentioned it but when we went to the Orthotist he just worked on the AFOs.  I am happy to report that Iz has slept in her AFO’s all night the past two nights!  The first night she woke up after three hours and I took them off, but since then she has slept fine!  So lesson learned and we will keep an eye on that swash to make sure it stays where it needs to be. 

I have a cold. 

I wanted to make this.

flowers pb

I saw them in the Pottary Barn window and loved them!  They are $59 each.  I couldn’t find the teddy bear sunflowers, or the pots like that… so I ended up making this.

topiary

 I still plan to go out to find the right supplies for the original plan as soon as I feel better.  I put this on facebook and several asked about cost and how to…

The flowers were 10.99 for two bunches at half price at hob lob

The pot was $4 at walmart

peats moss was .99 at hob lob

styrofoam was about $4

The peats moss would make many of these… so I would say I saved about $41.00.  Although it isn’t exactly what I wanted.  I pulled the flowers off the stems and hot glued them on the styrofoam ball.  I cut a piece of bamboo outside and stuck it into styrofoam in the pot to secure.  Covered styrofoam in pot with the moss.  Took about 10 minutes all together.

I’ve been walking/running daily. I’m really interested in fitness equipment.