A couple months ago, Lily found a pair of scissors and took them to Johnny’s shirt – while he was wearing it. It was one of his favorites, too – a Nessie t-shirt from some Scottish friends. To add insult to injury, I’m pretty sure the scissors belonged to Johnny. He was distraught. I was grateful only the shirt got damaged.
We looked through my fabric stash and found this little hippo as part of a scene in a fleece remnant. He didn’t quite match the shirt, but Johnny loved him, and I figured that was what mattered.
I stitched him on by hand, and we have one happy boy! The patch has stayed on, too – the above photo is after at least two washings. I finally got the shirt clean, if not his face… A skirt of Emma’s has a fleece star sewn on to repair a hole, and that star has stayed put now for over a year!
I’m pleased to say that Johnny has been much more careful about putting his scissors away lately!