I did not know when Angelique was born that I would end up raising a little ragamuffin. Try as I might, her hair is only tangle free for about 5 seconds after it is brushed, unless it is a rare occasion when she consents to letting me braid or confine it into some type of pony-tail. I've tried working the "jedi-mind-tricks" angle to get her to agree to get her hair cut shorter, but haven't succeeded yet. Anywho...
This past weekend, I had just dressed her nicely and brushed out her hair in an attempt to get a family picture taken for our Christmas cards. I kid you not... 2 minutes after doing this, I find her upside-down on the couch rubbing her head back and forth on the carpet. I am freakin' out because it was nothing but static and snarls! Steve is right, once a monkey, always a monkey.
My dad often says Angelique will wear her clothes out from the inside instead of the outside since she is so squirrelly; however, I have not found this to be the case. Which brings me to the point of this little ragamuffin story... what the heck do you do with a child who constantly rips holes in her jeans and her school has a "no holes" dress code?
First I tried fusable patches that were made specifically for jeans... didn't work. Then I tried combining the fusable patches and then sewing them in place... result, ugly looking jeans. So, then I tried fusable patches, sewing them in place and then covering them with something decorative... ummm... that sometimes works, but as you can see here, she just tore the jeans out above the patch.
At this point, I just try to separate her jeans to "weekend-jeans-with-holes" and "brand-new-wear-to-school-jeans". I am buying 2-3 pairs a month, plus washing clothes every other day~not my idea of fun.
I did get an idea of something to do with some of the wrecked jeans... I made purses for each of the girls and me. I haven't figured out how to keep Kippy from looking like a ragamuffin, but I'll certainly take any suggestions that you have!