Month: July 2016

Pirate Costumes and Real People with Disabilites

As, I am finishing up dramatic play pirate costumes, I am very hesitant about missing sales over the pirate hooks and peg legs we tend to associate with the pirate party themes.

Why? Because the loss of limb is not fun. I never want children to get the wrong ideas about disabilities.

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Pirate cosutume aplenty creted for Heart Felt Play Store: Springs Spree and Creative Expression Colorado Springs Colorado. Post discusses debilitates versus hooks and peg leg.

Pirate costume aplenty created for Heart Felt Play Store:

 

Dramatic play and dress up or playing the part of a character are different matters from real life where our love ones may have lots an arm, a leg or an eye. We want to be sensitive to their needs and feelings.

A tragic accident can happen to any one of us or our children.

Perhaps a dramatic play costume is an opportunity for we parents,grand parents and caregivers to talk about safety/  caring for our bodies. this may be the time to start a conversation about disabilities and the many possible reasons how they might happen.

A person who has an arm or a leg amputated does not mean that they are a bad like a pirate character.

Arg! She spie ssome burried treasure with her tiny telescope.

Arg! She spies some buried treasure with her tiny telescope.

In decades past our parents and grand parents did not speak of someone’s “malady” . Sure, we kids had questions, but, were not aloud to ask. I realized later when I was as student nurse that grown ups were the ones afraid to ask out of fear of the unknown. *”Handi-caps” were not taken out in public nor allowed to go to regular school. People feared catching disease or evil spirits from others.

  • The term” handi-capped”is no longer considered politically correct. Read the definition

    Handicap | Definition of Handicap by Merriam-Webster

  • The ADA    Americans with Disabilities Act in the 1970’s began to make changes in the way people viewed people who had disabilities. However, in our costuming and stereo types of how certain characters are supposed to be portrayed has still stuck our minds in how a character is supported to dress .Stereotypes may need to change. For example: pirates are supposed to have hooks and peg legs. Witches are ugly and  ride brooms.

    ADA.gov homepage

    www.ada.gov

    The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance …

Points to ponder abut peg – legged pirates with hooks and patches versus disabilities.

  • It really is OK for kids to ask a person about their adaptive equipment. You don’t have to make your kids look away from someone uses crutches, a cane, a wheelchair or even a prosthetic leg. The person who needs adaptive equipment knows they have that need for the equipment! They are still people who like to be smiled at, too- not ignored out of fear.
  • In reality real pirates are scoundrels we hope not to ever have hijack us if we are abroad a ship.
  • the character in Peter Pan, Captain Hook, had a hook for his hand after the crocodile bit it off. Really! That had to be extremely painful – not funny at all.
Pirate dramatic play with pirate flag; treasure map; beaded skul bracelette; gold coins; jewels and treasure box to hold the loot. Pirate theme coelctions sold on Heart Felt Play Store. Manufactured otc

Pirate dramatic play with pirate flag; treasure map; beaded skull bracelet; gold coins; jewels and treasure box to hold the loot. Pirate theme collections sold on Heart Felt Play Store. Manufactured otc

 

Heart Felt Play Store will not be selling pirate hooks.I doubt I will sell swords to poke eyes out either. ( Not funny) I w.ll make “weapons” from pool noodles as they make good exercise.There is a time and a place for weapons that each parent will need to discuss with their children.

Check out All Pirates, Castles and Hidden Treasures collection in the heart Felt Play store Catalog.

I have to confess, that as the owner of Heart Felt Play Store I do have eye patch for sale.

  • Visual impairment isn’t a fun matter either. I know, personally. Also years ago I had some  large glitter thrown into my eyes. I had to wear eye patches for 2 weeks over both eyes.

I can’t seem to draw decent skull and cross bones for the pirate look. so, I buy stickers and eyes patches.I do have a request for kids who want the eye patches: In the future I will buy the new trend with eye patch with a hole so the eye can see. I may eventually cut holes out with my exact o knife.

  • Please do not cover your eyes with the patch for safety sake. If your 2 eye work well, please use them. Put the patch in the middle:between your eyes.

This statement is my opinion as the owner of Heart Felt Play Store in Colorado Springs Colorado. 

 

No Non-cents Nanna Heart Felt Play Store: buy kids stuff locally in Colorado Springs at Creative Expressions or on Shopify. https://no-non-cents-nanna.myshopify.com/

 

I would love to hear your thoughts:

Does this make sense to you? I love to hear your opinion. do you think I should re-word anything?

 

I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna encouraging you to make good choices.

 

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How to Laugh about Bugs in Your Hair: April Fools Fun!

Most of us  parents and camp nurses, like me, who have nit picked heads of hair will tell you bugs in the hair is no laughing matter.

But there are times when we need put away our fine tooth combs a for a good laugh when we exclaim, “You have bugs in your hair!”

 

Find this Heart Felt Play Store ad in Lets Be Local Colorado coming this October. Clip the coupon then apply CODE discount online or any events you see Hert Felt plays Store

Find this Heart Felt Play Store ad in Lets Be Local Colorado coming this October. Clip the coupon then apply CODE discount online or any events you see Heart Felt plays Store

Introducing: Bug in Your Hair Head Bands by No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store!

….pictures, please!

One of a kind BUGS IN YOUR HAIR HEAD BAND. OK, this is lizard not a bug. You get what you get.

One of a kind BUGS IN YOUR HAIR HEAD BAND. OK, this is lizard not a bug. You get what you get.

 

Great party favor for a bug theme party. YIKS! THERE'S A BUG IN YOUR HAIR HEAD BAND Created uniquely for Heart Felt Play Store. Also at Creative Expression Colorado Springs

Great party favor for a bug theme party. YIKS! THERE’S A BUG IN YOUR HAIR HEAD BAND Created uniquely for Heart Felt Play Store. Frogs eat bugs, so not to worry.

 

THERE'S A BUG IN YOUR HAIR HEAD BAND! One of a kind gag gifts or party favors created by Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna for her Heart Felt Play Store. Sold locally in Colorado Springs at Creative Expressions

THERE’S A BUG IN YOUR HAIR HEAD BAND! One of a kind gag gifts or party favors created by Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna for her Heart Felt Play Store.

 

Amongs the pretty blue petal lurks a creepy bug. Bugs in hair happen! Now, it is time to laugh it off with BUGS IN THE HAIR HEAD BANDS! aLL UNIQUE for HEART FELT PLAY STORE. Retail sells excleusivley at Creative Expressions Colorado Springs

Amongs the pretty blue petal lurks a creepy bug. Bugs in hair happen! Now, it is time to laugh it off with BUGS IN THE HAIR HEAD BANDS! aLL UNIQUE for HEART FELT PLAY STORE.

 

So lovely a (fake) rose with a hinntof baby's breath..EEEK! What is in your hair? For fun party favor or a trophy to nit picking paretns now youcan LOL with new THERE'S A BUG IN HAIR HEAD BANDS CREATED FOR HEART FELT PLAY STORE.

So lovely a (fake) rose with a hinntof baby’s breath..EEEK! What is in your hair?
For fun party favor or a trophy to nit picking paretns now youcan LOL with new THERE’S A BUG IN HAIR HEAD BANDS CREATED FOR HEART FELT PLAY STORE.

 

THERE'S ABUG IN YOUR HEAD BANDS with be sold online in random sets of 3. Who know what creepy thing will e hidden in the pretty flower? Indiviaul head bands are forsale locally at Creative Expressions in Colorado Springs ad select event like Springs Spree in August.All one of a kind.

THERE’S ABUG IN YOUR HEAD BANDS with be sold online in random sets of 3. Who know what creepy thing will e hidden in the pretty flower? Indiviaul head bands are for sale locally at Creative Expressions in Colorado Springs ad select event like Springs Spree in August.All one of a kind.

 

As every flower in nature is uniquely beautiful so it is withe these charming head bands, THERE’S A BUG IN YOUR HAIR! 

The No Non-cents Nanna believes we all need to have some fun in life after surving ickey stuff like bugs in hair. Once when I was Camp Nurse in the Moutians…the short story is…we had 1000 kids with head lice but only 3 bottles of RX to treat them with. ..and a few lizards in my bed.

I knew one day I would laugh fondly about the itchty situation. LOL!

 

  • You may purchase these one-of-a-kind headbands by clicking HERE There’s a Bug in Your Hair Headband at Heart Felt Play Store
  • Dare to be different…Enjoy having bugs in your hair.

    Heart Felt There’s a Bug in Your Hair Headbands are perfect for gag gifts, Bug Birthday Party Favors and April Fools Day.

    Or Dare to wear a buggy headband every day to school to see if the teacher sends you to the school nurse. Not to worry. the bugs are only plastic!

  • SORRY! There is no choice when it comes to getting a bug in your hair. You get what you get: randomly selected by Heart Felt Play Store.

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The Heart Felt Play Store logo was designed by Toni Garcia at the request of Malika Bourne owner and founder of Heart Felt Play Store

The Heart Felt Play Store logo was designed by Toni Garcia at the request of Malika Bourne owner and founder of Heart Felt Play Store

Did you know the author of this blog, Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna not only sell her fun stuff but  an on-line retail store on Shopify.

To clarify any confusion of names:

  • The name of my retail for kids things is Heart Felt Play Store which can be easily Googled.
  • The URL for the store actually has No Non-cents Nanna in it because that is how I first set up the account. http://no-non-cents-nanna.myshopify.com/
  • The business registration is a old EIN under the name of MORE & MORE to honor my late father when we shared a small business.

 

To view Heart Felt Play Store Catalog click HERE.
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3 Things I HATE About Crafting

Among my many interests and titles I am pleased to say that I was a crafter.

Girls eyes will light up when they see these tiny purple nut cup hats ona head band Each hat is unquely hand crafted.

Girls eyes will light up when they see these tiny purple nut cup hats on a head band Each hat is unquely hand crafted.

I love imagining the end product then breaking down the steps to complete my creation. BUT, I hate 3 things about the process of crafting.

  • I have adjusted to the fact that at mage I need glasses to thread a needle.
There was a time when I could thread any tiny needle with out the use of glasses.

There was a time when I could thread any tiny needle with out the use of glasses. But, now I have a problem that irritates my crafting mind.

3 THINGS I Hate about Crafting:

  1. I can’t SEE where I laid my glasses without a pair of glasses over my eyes.
    Do you see where I left my glasses? I know I laid them down right here! Can you relate?

    Do you see where I left my glasses? I know I laid them down right here! Can you relate?

    2. Even when organizing little pieces parts, doo-tads and trim, one little tip over seems like a wreck of my train of thought. I hate that when it happens. Oh well! This time it wasn’t straight pins spilling.

    Crafting is messy at times. OK! I admit it! For things get way more messier for me. I'm ok with creative flow. However other can be annoyed by progress messes.

    Crafting is messy at times. OK! I admit it! For things get way more messier for me. I’m ok with creative flow. However other can be annoyed by progress messes.

    3. I hate it when I run out of bobbin thread 6 inches away from the final seam. There is no way to peak at the bobbin when a seamstress is merrily sewing a long.  “It is just not fair!” a 5 year old was say. but I’m 65, so I mumble that staetment under my breath to keep up mature appreances.

    Have you ever run out of bobin thread short of completing a sewing project? How does that make you feel?

    Have you ever run out of bobbin thread short of completing a sewing project? What is the bobbin drops to roll al over the floor? How does that make you feel?

  • The word HATE is a strong word for feeling distracted when our creative juices are flowing in how creative crafters heads. THAT word did get your attention didn’t it?
  • Won’t you help me out by sharing your feelings when thing go awry when sewing, crafting, cooking or simple making a family meal.

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Update: I had to stop crafting. I had finger injuries and carpel tunnel. You know what they say, “it is better to have loved then to never have loved at all.” I loved sewing.

 

 

 

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