Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Old blue jeans

Do you have a favourite pair of jeans?  Jeans that are just so comfortable, and you feel great when you're wearing them?  But what do you do when those jeans get a hole in the knee?  People do all sorts of different things with old jeans!  Some people turn their old jeans into bags or pencil cases, and even quilts!  Who remembers the amazing episode of Project Runway when the contestants had to make outfits out of jeans?

But if you're anything like me, you just can't bring yourself to part with those old jeans.  I have a pair of jeans that I've had since I was 17.  I loved those jeans!  My sister gave them to me, and they were just the style that I loved (back then!  Oh, they are pleated jeans, cringe).  So, I was pretty devastated when they got a hole (I always seem to get holes in the thigh, not the knee, no idea why).  So I patched them.  I started out with just one patch, but they got another hole, and another...and another...and....

I washed those jeans as I would my most delicate silk treasures, but still they got more holes.  Eventually, I just had to accept that it was time to stop patching them.  I can't bring myself to part with them though!  I still love those jeans #^_^#

I have another pair of favourite jeans with a hole (in the thigh again, go figure?) .... Should I start another pair of patchwork jeans?  I think I'm going to have to!

Watch this space...