Monday, 16 December 2013

Thinking On My Feet Here

Tomorrow is 'Wear Your Christmas Jumper to School Day' for the girls. Really? And what if they don't have a Christmas jumper? What if their mother went and looked at Christmas jumpers in the shops today, saw the prices and thought 'No, freaking way!'

Then their mother has to get inventive. So I, mother to the girls with no Christmas jumpers, did what I had to do. Out came the felt, the scissors, a t-shirt, spray baste and a needle & thread.

Christmas jumper sorted for one child. The other child found something seasonal(ish) without any garish reindeer on it. Fair enough.


Ho! Ho! Ho!

Susan

26 comments:

  1. She will be the envy of all of them. Great idea

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  2. Be prepared all the friends will want a custom made one next year !!!!!

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  3. Much, much better than the incredible awful ones I saw in the shops. I am always thinking who buys them!

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  4. Quick thinking and very impressive. Christmas jumpers are so last year!!!

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  5. I want to see a picture of the girls in their Christmas jumpers ( t shirts).

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  6. Good for you! Good for you not spending money willy-nilly AND for creating something awesome. She'll have a totally unique jumper and everyone will love it. Sorted!

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  7. Ha! Just saw Hadley's comment.

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  8. Hand made Christmas jumpers rock.

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  9. Great rescue! If only you had a Primark near you - they're £3 there! Jxo

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  10. huh J, down to £3 in primark now! I bought mine for £12 to wear storytelling in work. The library board seriously under appreciates me!

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  11. Hahaha great minds! My kids have one on Thursday and Im doing applique rudolphs on their school jumpers!! Thank goodness we can sew!

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  12. Seriously, there is some kind of peer pressure to own a Christmas sweater. Makes me think of the Bridget Jones movie. I am glad you did not buy one and instead invented something that will do just fine.

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  13. Fantastic idea Susan! Looks so cute! x Teje

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  14. Very cute .. but can you translate, jumper = dress? shirt?

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  15. love it!
    my favourite is when they come home from school and say "mum, I need a really intricate costume for tomorrow. It has to be completely home made and totally unlike anything anyone else will have. OK?"
    bloody children!

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  16. That's way nicer than anything you would buy in a shop :)

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  17. Looks great and she will stand out from the 300 Primark robin jumpers!

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  18. I have been trying to live within the mantra of "You have everything you need". It's amazing how often I can find something to make do in a pinch.
    Looks like you do too!! Great job!
    Hadley said "hooter". Tee hee!!

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  19. Cute and creative idea!! Lucky girls!

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  20. And once again..... This is why I have dogs...... They never come home from doggy day care saying they need an intricate fancy dress costume..... Although my sister's spaniel does get to wear a Christmas outfit on the big day!!

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  21. Look at you inventing your own Christmas sweater. Good on you for coming up with something thats totally unique. She'll probably take the prize for best sweater...



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  22. There do seem to be a lot of ridiculous made up days leading up to Christmas that really add to parents stress, nice save though Mrs :o)

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