UPDATE: I am really liking the idea of a pillow, now I just have to find someone to help me make it happen. Sewing is one of those things that I would love to do but just don't have the room to store items for another hobby. I will keep you updated and hopefully post pictures before Oliver is in college!
I know that those of you that read this blog are talented, smart, creative and full of ideas just waiting to shared, that is why I am turning to you. Have you ever had that one thing that you just couldn't part with. That adorable pair of shoes that you'd squeeze your toddlers feet into one last time, the outfit your baby came home in, that piece of jewelry handed down from grandma, etc. Well, we just don't have a lot of storage, I am very cut throat when it comes to keeping things that I don't need, will never wear, have been outgrown, the list goes on. However, there are a couple of things that seem very hard for me to pass onto the next person that can use it. This is my current piece that has gone into the donation pile and been pulled out at least three times now...It's not that special, it was bought last winter for Oliver only because I thought it was cute. There have been no special moments or occasions that he wore it for, it's just a sweater. A sweater that I loved him in. I love the colors, I love that it has a hood, I love that he liked wearing it (a huge bonus with my opinionated boy), I love the way it fit him and love the way he looked in it! He wore it one last time last week and the I could see that space between the bottom of the sleeve and his wrist and that other area between the bottom of the sweater and the top of his pants had just gotten too big to ignore.
This is where you guys come into play - what do I do with it? I have no reason to keep the sweater other than I loved to see Oliver in it. I have plenty of pictures of him wearing it (and now pictures of the sweater) but is there something else that I can do with it? A way to keep it around that wouldn't just be a sweater taking up space? I'd love to hear what you would do with it if you too were unable to give it to charity. The fate of the sweater is in your hands!