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Not such a bargain after all…

November 20, 2012

I’m not really having the best luck with some of my buys at the moment!

You may have read about my broken boots, and now we have broken slippers…! Disaster!

I have been banging on about slippers since the start of My Make Do and Mend Year (warm feet are so important!). I (very selfishly!) made myself a pair of slippers, and I am planning to make the rest of the family a pair each for Christmas (lucky devils..) but in the meantime, the Smalls were getting cold feet, so when I saw these in a charity shop, I snapped them up.

They were just the right size for SmallSmall and in good condition, and only £1.50! Happy Days. Or so I thought.

They quite quickly started falling off. A lot. Accompanied by a very sweet “Uh-oh” from SmallSmall to alert us to the fact.

We established that this was because the velcro had lost it’s stick. Hubby asked if I could add some more velcro, but I was feeling lazy  tired, and wasn’t sure if we had any, and couldn’t be bothered to look wasn’t sure where it would be if we did have some, so I suggested that we use jeans stud poppers instead. A genius move on my behalf, as not only did I know we had some, AND where they were, but as the installing of them involves a hammer, this is clearly a job for the Lovely Hubby!

So, this is what we ended up with

This worked very well for about 24 hours, until this happened

In the words of SmallSmall “Uh-oh”.

The Lovely Hubby is going to attempt to fix this. Not sure how. Will keep you posted.

So not such a great buy after all.

And don’t even get me started on the lining inside….

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  • Reply Halfway…. | My Make Do and Mend Year March 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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  • Reply jhwilliams70 November 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I love your blog and as a fellow Wiltshireain (is that a word oh well who cares) makes me laugh even more! Can almost hear the UhOh!

    • Reply Jen November 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Thankyou-glad you’re enjoying! Not sure if that is a real word, but it sounds pretty good, and I know what you mean!!

  • Reply Fiona November 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Uh Oh! Maybe you could add a non slip sole to a pair of thick socks and make slipper socks to tide SmallSmall over?

    • Reply Jen November 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      They are fixed again (For now!) Planning to make some for both of them for Christmas, if I get time!!

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