I knew it would only be a matter of time before highly individual Miss Frugal decided that she wanted to have a go at making or customising her own clothes.
In fact, I probably should have seen it coming when she came downstairs one afternoon a few weeks ago having turned a long skirt she has into a strapless dress adding a wide leather belt and some feather ear-rings. To be fair she looked amazing but I don’t think her dad or the people of the car boot sale were ready for her brand of style so she was sent back upstairs to find an actual top to go with her skirt! But it was definitely the start of her trying to make something different out of what she already has.
She then moved on to shoes and asked me to buy her some plain plimsoll style shoes so she could customise them a bit. As luck would have it, Jen from Mum in the Madhouse was there when she asked me this and said that she would take care of it for her. I forgot all about it until Jen turned up yesterday with a carrier bag filled with goodies for Miss F so could customise a pair of plimsolls – she’d even bought the actual plimsolls for her (Asda £6 I think).
I know Jen has written a real post about what they did together so I’m not going to go into much detail on that but I couldn’t not write a post about our afternoon because of three reasons. The first two are clear from these photos – just look at the fun they had decorating the shoes and more importantly, look at the results! Miss F actually decorated a pair of shoes in a style that she would not only wear but that I would actually buy if I saw them in a shop:
The third reason I wanted to share the results of our afternoon is because of what happened when Jen pulled four plain white T-shirts out of her bag for the kids to have a go at decorating. Master Frugal sat and stared at his for a good while trying to figure out how he wanted to decorate it and then he thought of something – he didn’t tell us what it was just that he’d thought of something.
For the next half an hour he sat and quietly worked away at his T-shirt and when I saw what he’d written, after the recent issues, I genuinely got a lump in my throat:
How amazing is that?
I actually want to find a way to display this on his bedroom wall for a bit of inspiration for him – any ideas would be gratefully accepted! 😉
And the rest of the T-shirts ween’t bad either: