dressin’ up the hand-me-downs
October 19, 2009
Everyone I know does the same thing I do. Take the kid’s old clothes to resell to get new gently used clothes for their kids. It’s brilliant and inexpensive. But then again, there are some clothes that well, the person who works at the resale store politely says “no, thanks.” Or there’s that stain on it and you can’t even try to bring it in.
So we pass those lightly trashed items along for other little kids to trash some more. And that’s where these come into play:
These guys have been loved by other kids and passed to me. This shot doesn’t capture the stains. And I already started trying to figure out something with the light blue one, there.
Now you can find dozens of etsy sellers, european kids designers, who will offer up cool designs stitched to a shirt with felt.
35 Euros for a shirt with a felt character on it! That $51.91, not including shipping from Europe.
And although we cancelled cable. The boy gets his weekly Yo Gabba Gabba! fix via the internet.
Mama had to whip up a Muno shirt for the little dancin’ boy:
And for this one with it’s zig zag shaped stain (?) the best option seemed to be our little green gecko friend here:
Hand-me-down shirt, free. Felt, I don’t know, like a quarter each square.
The only problem now is that I need more old clothes that I will let him run around and get dirty in.
I really don’t want him to trash these shirts now. And hey, maybe the resale store might even take these from me for trade. I’m not keeping my hopes up.