Yesterday we had a crafty afternoon at our place, with 8 kids and three adults. I was having so much fun that it didn’t occur to me to document it with a camera, but you can see what Michaela made (with a little bit of help). There was a lot of crafting with felt, which is a pretty perfect medium for kids to work with, because it doesn’t fray and can be easily hand stitched. There was also a little bit of crochet, embroidery, and t-shirt altering, (using my nifty tutorial).The previous evening I had done some felt crafting of my own. While it was as seasonally inappropriate as my previous post, I decided to take the time to repair the toe hole in my Ugg boots because I actually have time for little jobs like this in the summer holidays. The hole was in the boot you can see on the left, and I decided to match the heart on the other toe, because it too was wearing thin.
I used some quite thick felt that I had, and some ordinary sewing machine thread. As simple as it looks to sew, it was actually a little tricky, as the sheepskin is difficult to pierce, and the sole tends to get in the way as you sew close to it. I used a thimble on both hands (one inside the boot). I am not sure how durable my repair will be, but I figured that trying to repair them was better than wearing Uggs with holes in them.
What is the strangest repair that you have made?