The Random Writings of Rachel: Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons


Sometimes, instead of letting myself think, "Man, I wish I still had a sewing machine!" one more time, I get out my embroidery thread, needle, and fabric, and embroider tiny hot air balloons and stitch the patches onto the back of the ankles of my favorite pair of Levi's.

I miss being able to imagine my own clothing and bring my imagination to life through my sewing machine, but this is pretty cool too.



Maybe it's not that common to think "You know what my ankles need? They need hot air balloon patches!"

Or maybe it is.

But I kind of doubt it's a common thought, seeing the lack of hot air balloons on ankles. Because I'm sure if anyone had the thought, they'd act on it.

I kind of really, really like them. They're probably hardly noticeable in real life, all the way down near the ground. How often do you even look at the backs of people's ankles? But it just makes me happy knowing that they are there.

Now I want to embroider patches to sew onto lots of other clothing.

How do you feel about hot air balloons and/or patches on ankles?

17 comments:

  1. that is such a nice way to personalize your jeans. i love hot air balloons

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  2. That's super cute! I used to do a lot of personalization on my jeans but I feel like I've lost my creative spark for crafting and it's more about writing for me now.

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  3. Super cute!! My dream has always been to go on a hot air balloon. Lol

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  4. So freakin' cute! I love it! It I wasn't so short (5') and having to roll up my pants legs I would do it! I love your whole outfit!

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  5. They look great! So cute and adds a bit of whimsy to your jeans.

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  6. Oh my goodness! Your creativity is so inspiring. haha Also, not only do I love the hot air balloons, those Keds are fantastic too!

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  7. So cute!! And totally love those keds...I still wear keds anytime I can. Always super cute :)

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  8. That is such an awesome idea! Patches are such a great way to personalize clothes. One of my skirts has a few rips, so I've started sewing patches on it (I've only done random scraps of fabric, but I'd love to actually sew on a cool patch with a picture if I find one I like).

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  9. That is such a cute outfit and you are so talented!!

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  10. Why not? I like the way your imagination works!

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  11. This is the cutest idea! I especially like how the color scheme of the patches matches your pastel-dotted keds. It's admirable how you channel your desire for a sewing machine into something so creative. I also wish I had a sewing machine sometimes, but it's all that much more rewarding to sew a circle skirt by hand.

    Also, totally giggling over your previous posts. I love the crazy things people search sometimes :)

    imperfect idealist

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  12. That is so cute! I love that idea -- little personal embellishments on the basics. How perfect!

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  13. Cute! I love your blue shirt dress too.

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  14. Ahhh! This is so cute, and such a great way to make your jeans more unique! :]!

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  15. This makes me smile. It may not be a common thought to put air balloons on your ankles, but that's what makes it great.

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