All Buttoned Up

button tin

If you've been following along, this is the fourth out of the seven mending projects I have on my list for the Mend Along this month. So far I've been able to repair a diaper cover, fix up my bed skirt, and sew up some split seams. And now I've finally replaced the buttons on one of 3-year-old son's pjs!


missing buttons

These are a very well-worn pair of pjs, and of course it's getting too warm here in San Antonio to need warm jammies at night, but I will get this off my list! If anything, they'll be all fixed up for the donation box when the time comes.


button tin


Liam helped me pick out the replacement buttons from my button tin (with a little guidance on the importance of matching buttons from me).

mending buttons

And then he helped me push and pull the needle through as I mended (photo courtesy my 7-year-old son, Skyler).


button boy

And when it was all said and done, he couldn't wait to try it on and test out the new buttons, of course.

button boy



button boy

button boy

He did end up putting them back on for bed that night, but poor thing had the sense to take it back off when he got too warm. So, the moral of the story is, if you've got mending to do--do it before you can't use it anymore!

teething

And here's a cute little photo of Amelia helping me hold the button tin lid while we were working--I promise she didn't have it in her mouth for long!
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