April 30, 2010

Feature Friday - cute and easy patching, You Roared, and a Winner!

Once again I was on a blogging safari the other night when I came upon this fabulous tutorial on how to patch a hole in jeans.  You may think, "Duh Cheri!  How to patch a hole?"  However, this is a patch job that looks really cool....cool enough that I almost want to go ripping holes in my little guys' jeans.  This is the final look of what Katie from pujparent does:

Doesn't that beat an ugly patch?  My husband bought some pants that had a hole in them to start.  However, he gets really annoyed if the hole starts to spread.  I'm embarrassed to admit how long these jeans have been sitting in my craft room, waiting to be fixed.  I guess I was just waiting for this tutorial.  Here's my fix:

All better!  I'm still working on getting the fringe to lay better like hers did.

Thanks for the great idea, Katie.  Get her full tutorial HERE.  I would recommend a couple of things if you try this.  Use the lightest denim you can to patch it with or it's hard to get the heat 'n bond to fully bond those two layers together.  I think you could also use funky colored thread (or floss) on a little boy's pants and it would be SO cute.  (I didn't want to go too crazy on these, since they are my husband's.)  This may be a no-brainer, but stitch the lines by going forward and then back stitching, so you don't have to try and maneuver the pants back and forth.  That would be a nightmare!

Now, it's time to see what YOU have been up to!  Here are a few projects you've sent that I loved:

Rachel from Holy Craft made the Born to Ride Tee.  Isn't he SO cute?

BELOW:  Danielle from Sunshine and Spilled Milk made the Quiksilver-inspired Tee.  I love her color combos.  I completely adore this Wave shirt from 2nd Chance Creations in our Flickr group.  It is so cute!!!  The baseball tee and the bleached elephant are also from the Flickr group.  Such great ideas!

Meegin has several awesome shirts she's posted in our Flickr group.  The blue funky robot and the guitar shirt are hers.  Here's another fun robot shirt on a cute little guy and Maddie and Ben's mom made a great shirt for herself.

A couple of notes for the flickr group.  I LOVE seeing your stuff.  Thank you SO much for posting it, but please write your name and blog's name in the comment of your own photo, so I can give you credit for a job well done.  I hate not saying who made some of these great shirts!  Also, make sure your photos are open to the public so I can paste them here.  If you have problems with flickr, you can send me an e-mail with a link to your blog where you posted your work.  That works, too!  Thank you again!

AND....last but not least, we have a winner for the Anthro-inspired necklace.

#47 Amy who said: Sooo cute! Also, I absolutely love this blog. It is what I talk about with most people. And, of course, I'm a follower! :) Thanks for all you do!

No, she didn't win because of what she said :)  I did the random number generator, but didn't know how to paste in the screen shot of it.  Anyhow, congrats Amy!  Shoot me off an e-mail with your address and I'll send it off!


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