At times though, I see tutorials for items like a "TV tutu" or David Hasselhoff popsicles and think to myself "Who on Earth would put time and effort into this?!!!" or I think "What is this person smoking to come up with this??" :)))
I like making useful items, plus anything that has a double function or is made from recycled, re-used materials I love from the get go!
Having said all this, I think I am just about to post the most useless tutorial (hopefully) .. so go ahead roll your eyes like I do when I see something like this ... Although, I have to tell you the story to go with the project ...
The other night, when I was putting LoLo to bed, London crawled down from the sofa (like he has done million times before), took a step and carrying his favorite "kuku" (kangaroo) he collapsed screaming, crying. I knew it wasn't "just" a wrong step immediately, because he was crying hard and wasn't stopping even after 30 minutes of sobbing. We ended up at the emergency room and the next day at the specialist's office. We were worried, that London will need a cast, but thankfully all he needs is a stabilizer boot for the next two weeks and he should be back to running, pushing the baby stroller and catching bubbles in the park.
And what does a helpless, but crafty momma do?
You guessed it right! Makes a copy of the stabilizer boot for the favorite - Ernie's foot ...
All you need is an "oh so multifunctional" empty toilet paper roll, another piece of cardboard (cheerios box as for this one), some glue, felt and velcro.
Make sure you take good measurements of Ernie's (or anyone else's) foot, so the boot fits like a glove (?!!!)
Here is the happy customer ... Excuse the lack of pedicure.
I tried to wash Ernie's feet many times, but didn't succeed.
And Ernie's best friend with the boot - London. After all this effort, I expected the boot to be a huge success, but you never know how kids will react ... When I gave London, Ernie with the boot on, he looked at it, got visibly upset and said "Ernie no shoe!!!!" and tore it off with a single move!
There! You never know what will be a hit and what a complete waste of my time.
I guess, Ernie's boot turned out to be the latter :)))