About us

We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Improving what we have

My hatchlings are really hard on their clothes. 

So hard in fact that in one week, we had four pairs of trousers ripped to an unwearable condition.

That could add up to over 200 pairs of trousers a year if I kept buying more.

The pair of trousers in the photo was a plain pair of denim trousers that belonged to hatchling no1.

She just keeps tearing holes in them.

And I keep patching them.

Today, we were asked, 'Where did you buy those jeans? They are lovely!'

Another way we have found to improve clothes is iron on transfers. 

We buy them online for about 50 pence, and they come in almost any style and character you could wish for.

I take the pretty pink top someone spilt pasta sauce down the front of,

and iron on a A5 sized transfer.

Now, my hatchling has an elephant top (elephants are her favourite animal), and I don't have to throw out another stained top.

Sometimes such a very little bit of effort goes a long way.


  1. Wow. That's really creative. If only I could do that with my suits...

  2. I have the same problem over on this side of the loch. What I do is this - I keep tshirts, etc, that have motifs on them and when they're done with I cut the motifs out. I back them with bondweb. And then I iron and sew them onto torn/stained but still fitting garments and they always look great. Am really enjoying your blog, Amanda

    1. Thank you :) What a great tip. I will absolutely have to try that. We have a few tops that have been out grown, but were very loved. Such an excellent way to extend their lifespan. I can't wait to try this now.