i snuck in a rare moment to do a little repair work for my girls last week…
we are blessed to have lots of hand-me-downs, which is great, but with hand-me-downs comes a little extra wear already set in, so my girls jeans have worn through before they’ve grown out of them.
so i gave them each a little bandaid patch in the form of cute little fabric hearts (with fusible webbing on the back) and then hand stitched the border with embroidery floss.
i kinda love them!
pretty cute, eh?
but here’s a little secret: when you have a mending project waiting for you for a long time, when you do finally get to it, make sure the item of clothing still fits the owner. after i finished gracie’s patch, she put her jeans on for the pic and sure enough… floods. her newly patched pants were landing above her ankles! (i made her sag them for the pic) thankfully lily will still get a chance to wear them in a year or so. but gracie liked hers so much i’m afraid she may go work a hole into another pair of jeans just to get another fun patch!
for another fun patch project, go here.
thanks for all the ruffled scarf love yesterday! i am feverishly working on more…