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Friday, March 30, 2012

A Mother's Best Friend

I don't actually have any knitting done for this post, so instead I thought I would just show what I've been up to besides knitting.  You know, when I have to have my needles pried out of my hands.

First up, I made myself a lunch bag for work.  Look away if you are absolutely sick of me and Capri Sun pouches.  I won't blame you!!  I also made a tote bag, which has been handy for taking snacks in the car.  We also used it at the beach last weekend too.  I love that it just wipes clean, easy peasy.





I also patched a pair of the girls leggings.  Man, kids are hard on clothing!  I used scrap fabric and bondaweb--seriously a frugal mother's best friend.  I've used this time and time again to repair the girls clothing.

Not one but three separate holes.


That's it for me this week.  Hopefully I'll have another tank top to show you next Friday.


20 comments:

  1. Excellent clothes patching - the leggings look really cute with the little hearts :)

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  2. I love the caprisun bags, how nifty, do you seal up the drinking hole for that?

    x

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  3. Those bags are always fun and I love the patch jobs. I do something wrong and my patches never hold the holes. Argh!

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  4. You are so thrifty! Not only can you patch your girls clothing to make it look even cuter than ever, but you can also make something really functional out of old juice packets. You deserve a sustainability award!

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  5. Agreed! Very thrify, you are. :-)

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    1. Ha ha, you are so nice. I think really what you mean is unbelievably cheap! That's my M.O.

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  6. Aww cute patch!! And no I don't get sick of the juice pouch crafts, I just get more jealous and upset with myself for not having tried it. (it's cuz we don't drink capri suns)

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    1. Ha ha ha, that would make it harder. I originally bought some so I could try making a bag, but the girls do love them too, so that helps.

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  7. I love those juice pouch crafts. That's an awesome use.

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  8. I love the recycled bags, very cute!

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  9. You can never have enough pouches and lunchbags :)
    Totally LOVE what you did with the containers, so clever.
    And the patch up work for the leggings is fabulous too

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    1. Thank you! I've got so many of the pouches laying around now, I have to get busy sewing to use them up.

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  10. Adorable patches. I've yet to make a capri sun bag... really should though. Nice.

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  11. Catching up on your blog ... first congratulations on the new job! Yeah, more money and less knitting time is always a sad trade-off. The racer back tank is so cute, and very good model too. Your girls are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, what a nice comment! I've been knitting like a mad woman the last few days before I start work, we'll see how I go once I'm out of the house more.

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  12. I've been using capri sun bags to use as gift bags for kids' birthday parties....always a conversation piece!

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    1. That is a great idea Beth, I'll add it to my list of things to make!

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  13. What a fun way to reuse those pouches. We go through several boxes of Caprisun a week, so I am definately going to make a few myself.

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  14. Non-knitting FO's = awesome, especially when they involve recycled drink-pouch bags (I love those things! And I don't think I've ever had a Capri Sun in my life, so I don't think I'll ever get to make one of my own, so I will admire yours.) and adorable legging patches. :)

    Love the photo of the girls on the beach, too.

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