Monday, January 25, 2010

is there a medic in the house?

It is the season of three for us at the moment. Lots of friends all celebrating the wonderful milestone of turning three. Leading into Christmas I abandoned the idea of making lots of gifts, too much to make all with the same deadline, so instead I made a commitment to myself to focus on birthday presents instead.

Remember the red cross that I showed you last week?

When contemplating what to make for the beautiful almost-three year olds in my life I found inspiration on Bek’s blog Red Chocolate.

red chocolate blog The picture she uses in her banner takes me back to my own childhood. I’m not sure that I ever had a dress-up costume like this but I do remember my best friend had one and I once had a photo of her that looked remarkably like the one above. So I set about planning to make the girls little nurses outfits. Before I actually took scissors to fabric it occurred to me that none of the almost three year olds that I knew would ever see a nurse dressed like above for ‘real’ in their life times and it also dawned on me that I perhaps I was being rather sexist too. So instead I made all the January three year olds medic outfits –  not nurses or doctors or radiographer – just medical professional dress-ups. I’ll leave their specialising area of expertise up to them.

medics outfit

7 comments:

  1. I had a nurses outfit with the old style cape and hat - used to love it! I might even see if I can dig out the lic of me in it and show ya!

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  2. Ava loves the Dr outfit, I'm sure we'll be having lots of sick little toys having to go to the dr soon.

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  3. Hey that's me!

    LOVE your take on the little medic outfit, just right for the 21st century.

    Funnily enough I don't think nurses looked like that in the 80s either!

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  4. Love it! Great job Sally, I bet the 3 year olds will love them :)

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  5. Brilliant idea! You're right nurses are men and women and dressed much more 'generally' than they used to be.

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  6. What a brilliant idea! I think my soon-to-be three year old would love one of those. thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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