Friday, September 23, 2011

Dead T-Shirt Make Do and Mend

Here's a boy (number 2 in our family) in a boy's fleece. When I bought it this afternoon, though (1€50 special offer on fleeces at Veti Relais, the charity shop)...

it was a girl's fleece. Eew!

Double eew!

Thanks to a tiny T-shirt that Son 2 outgrew years ago, but which he'd begged me to keep because one day I might do something with it, he now has a fleece with his favourite glow-in-the-dark Puerto Rican frog on it again!


I'm quite pleased with the results of an hour's blanket-stitching. His response when he saw his frog ride again? "Cool!"


PS - DS allowed as it's Friday night, in case you were wondering about my relaxation of the 'no video games on week nights' rule!


PPS I'm going to take my week's break now. I won't be looking at your blog or mine until next Friday, now. Have a lovely week, friends.


A Trifle Rushed said...

Have a good break. I'm going to read your advent posts this week, thanks for mentioning them :-)

marigold jam said...

Brilliant idea to make the fleece so personal to your son. Enjoy your blog break.

Betty The Wood Fairy said...

Well done! it looks completely 'manned up'

Serenata said...


Have a lovely week Floss. I bought a little something in Germany on the Saturday that I thought you might like to see, will send you a picture so you don't miss out ;-)

helen tilston said...

I love your efforts and how great that our son appreciated your efforts and loves his fleecy
Have a delightful week
Helen xx

Grateful4Crochet said...

I love your planned blog breaks- they are such a god idea!

Grateful4Crochet said...

sorry *good idea

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

What a great idea! I love that a favourite bit of comfort clothing has a new lease of life - I shall have to remember that.

Have a great week x

Vintage Jane said...

Brill idea - might have to pinch it for some of little man's favourite but too small tops. M x

harmony and rosie said...

Great stuff, though I can't imagine for one moment why your lovely boy wouldn't want pink stars on his outfit!!!!

Have a lovely break.

Frances said...

have a lovely break, and enjoy these golden days as autumn moves in... or is it that we move into autumn.


Pom Pom said...

Way to go, Floss! Smart! He's adorable in his little snug jacket!

Sue said...

A great piece of work, and I'm sure it will be a favourite with the glow in the dark frog on it.


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Michela said...

He's so cute!
Enjoy your break!