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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Granny 911 - Urgent Square Repair!

I have previoiusly introduced you to my 'Ugly Grannies'.  I also explained one had a terrible 'mishap'.  It was being used in the back garden by my youngest for something like this at the end of the summer....

The heavens opened and it got unceremoniously shoved in the shed and forgotten about.  It's winter warmth has been much appreciated by a family of mice in the shed.  It has been thoroughly washed and disinfected three times and has spent about five weeks in the deep freeze.  I am not sure how to go about repairing the damage, but where there is a will there is a way.  I have considered turning it into a pair of these:

I think these are really funky!

Or maybe one of these:
Slinky little numbers!

 Or maybe this,

I could do a version of this?

I have a more than ample figure, so if I went for any of the above I am afraid I would look like the back end of this...

So for now I just need to work on repairing it as it is, to restore it to it's former glory.  It was a joint project between me and my Grandmother about 25years ago, I really don't think I can throw it away.  I will photograph and show you the damage this week, then I will keep you posted as to the repair...


  1. If it were me doing the repair, I would just make it into a good large size cushion or wall hanging. I might even make a wall hanging inside an old large frame with glass in front so it couldnt get damaged again. You know those large thick gold chunky ones with carvings of some sort, can be found in junk shops or carboot sales with paintings in them :) Shabby Chic or Retro Kitsch is all the rage now you know so you will be bringing your old blanket soaring right up to date :)

  2. Thank you again Helen, you have got my old cogs turning...It would be a tricky job to restore it, but maybe to turn it into something else would be easier. I like the framing idea. I don't really know what I am doing! Those trousers are groovy though!

  3. I like the cushion cover idea if it can't be salvaged.
    Sorry to hear you have the damage in the first place :(

  4. I love the idea of the trousers, they rock!


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