Sunday, 30 January 2011

all I really wanted was a patch

For Rosey's snow boot.  It's got a place where the fabric is pulling open, and I dassen't put a stitch in it. So I told her I'd find some pretty little iron-on patches - snowflakes? A flower? Something, and then she could have her pink boots with the shiny pom-poms back.

We settled on Saturday being the day I would fix said boot. And, oh, by the way, Mama, my skate won't fasten anymore and we're going to the Oval.....aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeee! (Sound effects provided by me)

Saturday ended up being an odyssey, spread over many many many stores. Because while Rosey clearly needed skates, she didn't want skates that looked like boys skates, and the selection is limited this late in the season to obviously boys skates and figure skates. R is a skating beginner - giving her a toepick in front would severely hamper any progress she might make.

And we couldn't find any patches. DAMNIT.

Three stores later, we trooped back to the first, where I persuaded R that sequined stickers on the sides of these (black) (*sssh* boys) skates looked stylish and fun*, and then we swung out of town to a sewing specialty shop that had nothing like what we wanted** and I threw in the towel, bought the kid an ice-cream., and went home.

I'll find the patches I want another day. Now, I need a glass of wine.

*Seriously - they look great. She has little black skates with sparkly flowers on the plastic bit of the blade of her skates, and she loves them.

**The closest thing I could find was a pink camouflage regular patch, like you'd put on jeans or something pink and camouflage-y. 

It is so not Rosey. Especially not for her pink sparkly-pom-pomed girly boots


Yo-yo Mama said...

Do you have access to any of the fancy patterned and colored duck (duct) tape? I just saw in our craft store neon colors plus animal prints. I could see that on her boots AND the ice skates.

Jen on the Edge said...

Do you want iron-on or sew-on? I can check the sewing stores here and send some stuff up.

sweetcoalminer said...

We've discovered that the iron-on patches do not stand up to those of our youth - one wash and they peel off. Of course, you don't wash boots, but they might get a little wet on the inside, and then it's all over. We have lots of sad neon sequined stars, astronauts, dump trucks and motorcycles that have bit the dust.

Mama said there'd be days like this. Sorry you had one too. I'm sure the kids at least enjoyed the anticipation. Have a glass for me.

apathy lounge said...

I envy those who can sew. I must be missing that gene. Dang it!

Anonymous said...

i am the same as apathy. no sewing here. good luck with the patches!

Maggie May said...

i need a glass of wine too.

and i love the name of your blog :) love that son.g