>> Sunday, 26 December 2010
who has been asking for a Patchy for a while now.
My daughter has my very first Patchy with all her telephone numbers and mini letters from friends safely stored inside. I have the second Patchy, stuffed full of little items to keep my handbag as tidy as possible. So, it was time to make one for my son Ben.
Naturally it couldn't be too girly! He's very much into war, guns, ammo and camo, so I rummaged through my huge bag of scrap materials and the two underbed storage draws to try and find his old pair of blue camouflage trousers but I guess I must have used them for something else, as I just couldn't find them. As blue camo is his favourite, a quick search on e-bay lead me to a blue camo t-shirt which turned out to be in a very thin chiffon material. Being a bit too flimsy to turn into a pocket of any description, I teamed it up with some green fabric to make it sturdier. I also used green camo from another pair of old trousers, some green/cream and brown camo that I had in the bag and blue/silver leopard spot fabric that he'd mentioned in passing that he liked (it's kind of camo), these all went to make pockets. Velcro fastening from an unwanted camo hat and a picture of an army soldier printed out on fabric were the perfect trimmings for this Patchy.
He's already storing his Club Penguin game cards inside it as well as telephone numbers for his best mates.
Now, just hubby to get sorted with a Patchy ...