Sunday, January 26, 2014
Well, this past weekend, I was suddenly struck with an easy, quick solution.
I should use some kind of ribbon at the halfway point on the long side to make a permanent hanging loop, from which the dish towel can hang. No more falling off and ending up on the floor OR getting caught in the dishwasher. YAY!
Monday, January 20, 2014
Well, one of the things I wanted to get done and did get done was a scarf for my oldest son. He informed me last week that he wanted one, so I broke out my stash of fabric, looking for things I thought he would like and that were long enough (2 yards).
I found I had 2 yards of this fabulous Star Wars fabric. My son agreed that the fabric was awesome!
To make it nice and warm, I decided to use the same anti-pill black fleece that I used on my nephew's Borussia Dortmund (soccer) scarf, but unlike that scarf, I wanted it to be an infinity scarf like the one I made for my niece so that it couldn't fall off accidentally.
Friday, January 17, 2014
I had some lovely non-pill black fleece from another project that just happened to match the black and gray color scheme of the hat. I decided I would use it as a lining for the original.
Necessary fabric. Check.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The second piece to this puzzle starts with the dollar sale at our local secondhand shop. I picked up several pairs of 2T jeans. Well, I checked the snaps, but somehow forgot to check the zippers. Whoops! So, of the 4 pair I bought one had a broken zipper, but I figure for a buck, I can suck it up, and into the upcycling pile it went.
Now, put these 2 things together, and you get a very easy DIY kids tool belt!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Next on the list of repair is another pair of pajama pants, which have a similar hole, but it is definitely not as a result of biting, because if it were, my son should be performing for Circ du Soleil. Because the hole is located in an area at the top of the pajama pants in a non-stress location, I believe that the fabric was just weaker there for some reason and finally came apart. Naturally, I could be wrong. It is just a theory.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The next day I was able to talk to him calmly about the problem. One of his biggest concerns was whether I was mad at him, and I was truly able to say that I was not mad. It was a good feeling and allowed me to make the points below with a calm, matter of fact demeanor.
- The pajamas needed to be pulled out of circulation.
- This means I have to wash more often to get his pajamas back for wearing or buy another pair. This costs Mama time and/or money.
- There is no punishment for this first time, since he didn't know the ramifications of his actions. BUT the punishment for cutting up any clothing in the future would be the loss of one of his prized Lego sets, and it would not be returned.
Friday, January 3, 2014
After that super long explanation, I have been waiting anxiously for my oldest, who is six, to want to watch it with me. With the most recent film, Star Trek Into Darkness, it finally happened!!