Hand-me-down Handmades are Inspiring
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 05:52AM
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So these pants are exhausted. This is how they lay this morning, trying to get some rest after an action packed day yesterday. I should hide them before our little girl wakes up, because if she sees them, then she will wear them again today despite any and all protests I can muster. It should bother me perhaps...that my girl wears the same dirty, boyish pants over and over again, but it doesn't. Instead it inspires me. It makes me want to sew kids clothes again after I'd kind of given up doing so. I've been "off" sewing for my kids this past year or so, but seeing this yesterday made a switch inside of me flip back to "on".

You see, this girl playing in these silly pants yesterday reminded me of the boys at this age. So much so that when I woke up way too early this morning I went through old photos for an hour until, sure enough, I found these candids of our boys, each between 2 and 3 years of age wearing these very same pants. 

These photos made me realize that even though my fourth grader would never ever wear a handmade item to school now, I still have time for this girl, and her pre-K brother. Time to sew. Time to play. Time I shouldn't waste. That's inspiring.

 

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