But what he doesn't understand is that not everything can be or should be mended. If he has a big gaping hole in the sleeve of his shirt that is not on a single seam, maybe that shirt should be relegated to yard-work-only wear.
And, he completely cannot comprehend my loathing of mending. "But you love to sew ..." Sewing something new and creative is different than patching a hole. At least in my mind.
So, in order to get myself motivated, I used March's Inspiration Point image. And I used Made by Rae's excellent ideas for making knee patches.
|March 2013 IP|
These are my son's jeans. He normally perches in a squat position when playing, so he had not worn through too many pants. But that has been changing lately so a few of his pants I made into shorts because they would be grown out of before long. And this pair I added the patches.
Do you see where my idea came from in the IP image?
Funny enough, Eli really likes them.
We have not really advertised it this month, but there is a May IP. We invite you to create ... anything... based on the below image and upload it to our flickr group page. It can be sewn, paper crafted, a story, poem ... We really mean anything.
|May 2013 Inspiration Point|