Monday, January 26, 2009

So, how do we make it through our economic hard time?

I have not been happy with my winter boots since I bought them. As I walk the zippers slide down, allowing snow to get in. I picked them up from the clearance shelves. This is the risk one takes when one buys cheap. So, I have been just living with the problem. Naturally, if you pull too often on the zipper fob the zipper will break, and that is what happened. Snow gets in more readily then it had before.

Using boots one year, and then tossing them is wasteful. Tossing usable boots when we just lost our income is unacceptable. We work together to come up with a way to make the boots continue to be usable.

I wanted to sew Velcro® to them, but I know my hands and my sewing machine are too week to accomplish it. My Hubby has arthritis in his hands, so he couldn't do it either. He came up with something that he could do. Using his pocket knife he punched holes into the boot with the broken zipper and laced it up. I really like the way it turned out.

Now all I have to do is convince him that even though the other zipper technically still works he should turn the mate into a lace up boot, too.