If Only Clothes Lasted ...
Yesterday was such a dreary day, and with three sick children at home, I couldn't bring myself to get much done. I just wanted to sit down and sew. The problem was I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't start any new sewing projects until I conquered the mending mountain.
And that's just what I set out to do.
There were clothes from when my oldest was 2 years old!
As I mended the torn pj pants, the baseball cap, the dresses that somehow got ripped at church, and everything else, I realized what a wonderful thing this is to do. This saved me the money of buying a new ball cap, Sunday dresses, new pyjamas and it eliminated the need for contributing to landfill.
On the next day of rain, I must conquer all of the buttons that have popped off. Thankfully, some of the children know how to sew a button on and mend their own clothes.
So look around your laundry and before throwing away a piece of clothing that isn't as perfect as it was formally, see if you can use that old pioneer motto and fix it up.
Now, if I could only find boys black socks that last longer than a month! Yikes, the money that goes out on socks! If you know of a durable boys sock that a 10 year old would wear, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, let me know where I can get them!
I have found socks for girls with a satisfaction guarantee on them. You can bet I held on to the packaging and the receipt for those socks!
Enjoy your day!
Labels: frugal everyday living