Recycled baby hoodie
Twice a year, my mom and I hit the consignment sales for the girl’s clothes for the next two seasons…I’d say it was completely out of frugality, but I have to admit that along with being able to clothe 3 girls for $150 dollars or so, it’s one of the dizzingly happy perks of raising kids on a reasonable budget. I get a wonderful high out of it. My nerdy theory is that is hearkens back to my hunter/gatherer roots. (I’m envisioning some ancestor coming back into her family tent with a basket full of nuts and berries and roots on her head, silly with glee over the great bounty she found, with her husband nodding and grunting with a bemused glint in his eyes…but I digress.)
Anywho, I’m in the habit of looking over the sleeves and collar of baby items for stains, and tossing basic items into my bag if they’re under a dollar, which is exactly what I did with this happy little mustard colored hoodie.
I failed to notice the spectacularly mass-produced look of the glittered rainbow/butterfly combo, and when I spotted it at home, I blinked in consternation. And then remembered some fabric I’d picked up at a secondhand store a month ago, and realized it would be a cute match. Whee! I spent the evening stitching and entertaining baby with left hand while watching Arrested Development.
Butterfly/rainbow glitter paint explosion:
With the panel of fabric sewed on:
and a crocheted flower
tada! B’Eva likes it.