Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Human Bean or Sleep Mask?


My daughter rock climbs at our local YMCA. She prefers to climb blindfolded. It keeps her from looking down and getting scared. She makes it about two or three steps from the top of the wall while blind-folded. It is pretty cool.

Right now the instructor folds up a t-shirt and ties it over the kids eyes. I thought I would make a sleep / rock climbing mask so she could climb with more comfort. I don't have a pattern so I traced one I found in my husband's travel bags - the free one you are given on an airplane.

Well - it came out looking a tad like a human bean to me. Anyone else get that impression?



So - I had to try it on her. Here is a sleeping girl with chocolate sauce on her cheek in her new sleep / rock climbing mask. I guess it isn't that bad. It fits. Let's hope we remember to take it to rock climbing with us.

9 comments:

Shari said...

Climbing blind-folded is very impressive. Tell your daughter I think she is very cool...

Peggy said...

Love the eyes! What a neat idea to blindfold them, too!

YayaOrchid said...

Very clever way to help her!

Amy said...

Very cute! Love the eyes on the blindfold!

Thanks for the ideas on how to keep the unwanted critters away from the bird feeder. The boys would love the BB gun. That's not going to happen!

seemommysew said...

wow...I can't rockclimb seeing...I can't imagine doing it blind-folded! Great idea making a mask.

Heather said...

climbing blind--that is a brave girl.

susan said...

i too love that she climbs blindfolded, that must be quite the experience! awesome
your mask is too cute
i have seen a free pattern at burda
what is she holding, a lobster?

Beth said...

Hi Susan - the Burda free pattern is free no longer. It now costs $1. I don't know if I'm willing to pay $1 though! I'm cheap!

Lucy's toy is a large chinese dragon. We (my husband and I) thought we were smart. Before we entered the museum shop store we told the children they could each have ONE toy. The problem - we didn't tell them the price limit...Hence, the extremely large dragon - that is also a hand puppet in its head.

Sharon said...

Beth, that'd be awesome if you were closer! I'd love to have more sewers over :-)

I can't believe your daughter climbs blind-folded. I would find that scarier. The mask is just another one of your great creative ideas. You're just full of them aren't you?

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