Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fixing Bubble's Boot

While I was out and about treasure shopping one day I spied the cutest pair of Country Road girls boots for $2. They looked the perfect size for Bubble and were all warm and fluffy inside... See?

She was so excited when I showed her, eager to try them on. Until we noticed the zipper was broken. Now her heart was broken. I felt horrible... Why didn't I thoroughly check them over?

So they sat at the bottom of the wardrobe for a few weeks until I had a dream. I had sewn the zipper shut. It was that simple and because the boots had laces no one would ever know.

I felt the excitement building knowing that Bubble would have her pair of boots once again...

...Only this time she could wear them.

So the next time you break something or buy a faulty item like I did hold onto it for a little longer because a solution might just present it's self.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yarn Bombing

These are officially my first ever yarn bombing and they were a lot of fun.

What started out as a sore ankle quickly turned into a very painful 'full thickness tear' of a ligament... OUCH. So when Carlos bought home hired crutches for me I immediately knew if I was going to use them I would have to make them my own. Luckily when I learnt to crochet I kept the test squares before i made Bubble's blanket in the hopes that I would eventually use them. Well they found the perfect use and got some wonderful comments.

Happy to say I know more about ligaments and tendons than I thought possible and that my ankle is a lot better so no more yarn bombed crutches for me. I might return them as is and see if they bring a smile to the next person who hires them... What do you think?