Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Silly little question...

Hole in toe of favourite black velveteen ballerina slipper... what to do, what to do?

Patch for function..?
Or for fun..??
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30 comments:

Hen said...

Applique flowers, I reckon...
Hen x

juanitatortilla said...

I say a patch for function and fun. You will decide and come up with one, won't you :)

Tabiboo said...

Patch for fun most definitely - something floral would be my choice.

A Country Girl said...

I vote for Snoopy!

TheMadHouse said...

Oh I think lots of little stars all over them!!

Mami said...

Patch for function is good idea!! I vote one point flower applique:)

marigold jam said...

For fun I think! Those blue flowers on the last fabric would be good and do both slippers let yourself go with decorating them with beads etc - what fun!

J

Kate said...

Definitely for fun. How about using sequins? You could sew some fabulous creation onto black netting or something similar, then glue it on to each shoe - v festive!

Kate x

Lululiz said...

You could patch it up with a piece of yummy black velvet, and then sew little crocheted blue flowers on. And little leaves. And little beads to represent buds. And, and, and ......... tehehehe

Floss said...

Will I be able to walk at the end of this, Liz???

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Both! :)

Serenata said...

I'd have to say a patch for function, but adding decoration for fun - a bit like a brooch if you know what I mean which covers the patch - you could then put one on the matching foot!

I'm adding a few extras like notes etc... in the advent calendar as well. However, despite instructing DS2 that he could ONLY take one item out of the appropriate pocket per day, I came home after teaching this morning to find several missing in other days so will have to have words with him. You wouldn't believe he was 13 at times!

Pomona said...

I'd go for fun any day - you could make a felt patch, which would be functional (and you could cut eg a heart or circle shape, and pink the edges), but do it in a bright colour with some flowers embroidered in tapestry wool or embroidery thread, even some beads or buttons. Pinked edges are easy to oversew, or you could do blanket stitch on plain edges. Or you could applique, with bondaweb, or just stitch, some floral fabric onto a felt patch - again in, say, a heart shape.

I am almost wishing for some holey slippers to experiment! And if you need scraps of felt, just let me know, I have lots!!

Pomona x

Sarah said...

Oh dear it all looks too hard for me! I love that large pink floral fabric anyway. The colours are beautiful. Have fun with your creativity, I'm sure you manage to find a solution that works for you - you usually do.

Itch2stitch.com said...

What about a crocheted flower? Or buttons would be good too. Its a shame to not be able to use them just because of a tiny hole isn't it? I quite liked the top pic too! suzie. xxx

Lola Nova said...

Fun! Too many to choose from, though you have probably already made up your mind. I do like Pomona's thoughts.

jus said...

Come on tiger, it has to be the animal print...
I am Floss, here me roar!!!!!!!!!!!

silverpebble said...

Ooh I like the vintage-looking floral - so pretty! This WAS fun!

Maria said...

Stripes, stripes and more stripes...

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

mm..I think if I had to fun up those slippers, it would be the fabric with the big pink flower.
good luck with your patching!

abeachcottage.com said...

I'm in for Snoopy

too funny that happened to me, my fave velour pink stripe from m & s - been in the wash so many times they are falling apart - mum is bringing me some new ones in a few weeks time, hooray for M & S!!!

s

Jeannette said...

That´s an easy one for me....a crochet flower. Shall I make one for that poor shoe? ;)
♥ Jeannette

bad penny said...

how about a little fabric daisy ?

Angela said...

haven't you got a solitary mismatched ear-ring you could re-purpose by sticking over the hole [I have a boxful - can send you one if you like!]

Kali said...

tehehe...aren't we such a quirky bunch of gals!
I really am loving the idea of a single crochet flower...how sweet!
Any way you choose to go, I look forward to seeing the outcome.
xo, K.

The Curious Cat said...

I like the first bit of material - a little circle would be rather cute... maybe?! xxx

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Feel free to borrow the tree photo!! :)

Carol said...

A pair of sparkly clip-on earrings might look nice.

Florence and Mary said...

Oh definitely for fun!

Victoria xxx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Definitely a vintage brooch, just a little one and then a contrasting bow on the other foot. Funky and unique :) Lesley X