Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Package In Mail ~ Lizard Patches Are Cooool

I got a package in the mail the other day.  It was full of LOVELY 100% cotton 'scraps' from Carolyn at The Vegetarian Hunter see what FUN fabric she sent me.


There's monkeys having fun in paris, frogs, lizards which my son loved (see below), and some great prints.

Funny that fabric got me soooo going last night.  Jeremy and I went for a walk in the early evening & he kept his arm around me the entire walk.  How nice is that!!!  He's still cuddly thank goodness.  I'll be sad when that passes.  We then did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen, play a little wii then Jeremy was off to bed and I got busy.  First thing I did was patch a pair of Jeremy's pants that I've been meaning to patch for a few weeks.  I was going to use a red fabric I had on hand as the before pic shows, but Jeremy took one look at the lizard fabric, and asked if I could use that to patch his pants with, and so I did here's the result. 

Before


After



At the moment I'm without a sewing machine.  So this is what I do is:
~ darn the hole with thread
~ cut out fabric in this case around the lizard
~  Aleen's Fabric Glue which REALLY holds well put it on the wrong side of fabric & then place over the hole
~ let patch dry
~ with fabric puffy paint I go around the edges of the patch to keep the edges from fraying.

Works really well, and washes really well.  After I patch pants they just can't go into the dryer which is fine by me.

I didn't do a perfect job with the puffy paint, but I'm happy with it.  Jeremy LOVED it, and wore them today.  I'm lucky that he doesn't mind wearing patched jeans.

After patching Jeremy's jeans I then got working on hexies with the fun fabric Carolyn sent me.  I think I'm going to keep track of all the different places I get fabric from that are used in this quilt.  I'm also for the time being going to keep these hexies separate from the others until I finish some from all the different fabrics Carolyn sent so that I can take a picture of them all done up.  Can't wait for my other packages to arrive...woo hoo.

As a thank you I did send Carolyn two hand knitted dish cloths.  If you'd be interested in participating in a swap of fabric for dish cloths please let me know leave a comment & I'll get back to you.

4 comments:

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Ahh I love the patch on Jeremy's pants! I am so glad that you both like the fabric. I am very much looking forward to seeing how these hexis turn out.
Thank you for the kind words!
Cheers,
Carolyn

ColorSlut said...

What a great use of fun fabric!

Vesuviusmama said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - how exciting to get new visitors! And how exciting to get fabric in the mail! I love the patch on the pants. I've always wondered how to go about doing that.

Crunchy Diva said...

@ colorslut ~ yeah i thought it was a good use of a fun fabric.

@ Vesuviusmama ~ yw welcome for checking out my blog too ;) fabric in the mail was soooo exciting...lol. the patches hold up really well. my first attempt i used acrylic paint on the edges of the fabric. that works too, except i kept having to apply more paint...lol. my son has a pair that i patched about 8 months ago & the puff paint is now just wearing away & today I just went over it again with the same colour.