Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Creative Space

My Creative Space this week is filled with fluorescent nylon vests, metres of clear vinyl, and some upholstery thread.

Our kinder has just acquired 60 Preschool sized Fluorescent Safety Vests for the children to wear in case of an emergency evacuation. (We live in a very high risk area for bushfires so evacuation is a real possibility). Each child has an Emergency Information Card displaying their name and containing inside all their personal information that they must wear during an emergency. Previously they have been worn on a lanyard around the neck (which did create some safety issues in itself). However, now that we have these very bright safety vests, each child's card can be attached to the vest itself. The (fairly expensive) vests were the bright idea of The Bloke Who Lives At My Place, and were acquired courtesy of a local government grant. Upon enquiring at a few alterations businesses he was quoted $660 to have a clear vinyl pocket sewn onto the back of the vests. $660!!! Don't worry, I said, I'm sure I can do it.

I'll keep you posted. Thansk for hosting Kirsty! For more Creative Spaces, click here.

20 comments:

  1. You can do it & you'll save the kinder heaps! Good on you.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that will keep you busy for quite a while!

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  3. You can do it! Great idea too.

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  4. This is going to be some work.....

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  5. How lucky is your kinder to have you! And what a fantastic, safe & sensible idea.

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  6. This reminds me of the year I made 26 small aprons for Charlotte's class. She went to a Steiner school and there was alot of cooking to be done. It was fun actually, like a mini assembly line. I might mention the vest idea to our local childcare centre, it's a beauty! I noticed they have bright orange overalls and boots for the staff for emergency bushfire situations but not sure what they have for kids. Thanks for the idea Gypsy & good luck with the sewing xo

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  7. What a great idea, you are a good helper.

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  8. Good for you Gypsy! I hope once you work it out you can wizz through them and maybe even get a few of the other parents to give you a hand. X

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  9. What a great gift ... I know you can do it.

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  10. That is awesome. Well done you and good luck:)

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  11. That is a really nice and generous thing to do. good on you!

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  12. Great idea and so nice of you to help them out.

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  13. It is a great idea. Good on you (and the Mr) for making it happen :) K

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  14. oh - what at excellent idea! good one for helping out!

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  15. What a great idea and good on you for helping out. Fingers crossed the kids never need to use these for real. Nic

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  16. Wow, you need to make 59 best sewing friends!! Fascinating. Our last two PreSchools were on military bases & no, we didn't have HazMat suits or anything. Let's hope they never need them but wow, it's organised that is for sure!! Love Posie

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  17. Of course you can do it. Great stuff.
    Hope it all goes well but that no one ever has to wear them in any event other than a drill.

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  18. You'll be whizzing through those pockets in no time! Hooray for little 'hi vis' vests!

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  19. Every kinder needs a wonderful Mum, like you.

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  20. Good on you Gypsy! The kinder will love you for saving so much money. I am sure you will do a fantastic job. (Do you have a walking foot? Having sewn both that slippery safety vest fabric & vinyl, I reckon that one would make easy work of it! If you don't maybe that could be a sewing bee at my place!).

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