Fix It Myself
Back on Memorial Day Hunni and I hit up the outlets and got some great deals. The only problem is that one of those great deals came with a tiny flaw. The jeans I got at Eddie Bauer were on super discount because they were missing a button.
At least it’s not missing because I popped it off. That’s something I can’t say for another pair of pants in my drawer 🙂 But the deal was so good for such great quality jeans I knew I could fix this minor detail.
You know all those extra buttons they give you when you buy a shirt or jacket or something…well I kind of hoard them. I mean what happens if the button were to every pop off. My grandma had tins and tins full of them in all shapes and sizes. So I dug out my bag of larger specimens…
There were some pretty cool ones like a plaid one from an awesome jacket I have and the cool pearlized white one you see in there. But I had to have the perfect one. By that I mean one that would actually fit through the already existing hole 🙂 Enter stage left…
Sure it may look boring but it is going to be covered up by my shirt 9/10…or at least I hope it will be. If not I need longer shirts.
Several million stitches in random order….ugh that’s not possible but you know what I mean…and It was attached. I made sure to leave enough slack so that I could actually put them on (that’s what the pins are for). But they looked pretty authentic when I finished.
Best of all they fit! They fit my hiney but they also fit my waist and stayed on 🙂 Perfect. And they didn’t cost an extra cent. So my great deal was perfect and gave me a bit of fun for an afternoon as I got to mend and sew like Momma does.
Sometimes I get so focused on having things done for me. I like eating out because someone else prepares the meals, I think the idea of plastic surgery is fascinating because it doesn’t require a gym membership, I envy athletes who seem to run so effortlessly. But I need to realize that life is not going to be handed to me. I need to make conscious decisions about what I eat and how I work out. I need to make decisions on how I spend my money. I need to be able to fix things for myself sometimes instead of relying on others to do it for me. I’m in charge of where I go from here and I need to work on it myself.
Do you ever fix things yourself?