As Frugal February draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on repairs. I am fascinated by objects that are loved so much or that are so necessary that they are patched or pieced back together. Like this child’s dress that I found in a box of free things on the sidewalk.
My guess is that it dates from the 1910s or 1920s. There are so many places where the cotton has been carefully stitched up, its cater hoping to get a few more wears ou5 of it. It was also a little stained when I found it, but I used my laundry-fu to make it white again.
Here’s a repair project I’m rather proud of. This watch was in the big bag of broken watches I bought a few weekends ago. It was ticking but missing a crystal. So I harvested a replacement from a non-runner. Actually I broke a few harvested crystals before I found success. I am so proud of myself that I may hang on to this baby just so I can brag about it.