I received this pair of Deerfoam slippers for Christmas. Incredibly comfortable with the memory foam souls, the material that was on the bottom was unbelievably thin, and wore off completely after one month of use.
In my mind I decided I was not getting rid of them and came up with this way of putting new “souls” to hold that wonderful memory foam soul in place.
I have a ton of socks in every colour, texture and style imaginable. These socks were the perfect size to fit the bottom of my slippers without cutting or additional sewing.
Once pinned in place, it was a simple matter of sewing them on, using the sturdy bottom material rims. The needle went through easily, I used a blanket stitch to secure them, going around twice.
To prevent the bottoms from being slippery, I used some fabric paint, which dries to a rubbery type of consistency, that was in my Christmas stocking from Santa I wondered at the time why on earth he would leave me fabric paint since I’m not fond of decorated clothing:)
Such an insightful Santa:)
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I PINned this on my Pinterest because…it’s just cool:)
10 years ago I would have answered "night owl" without hesitation or qualification. That changed with the onset of menopause, turning me into the ultimate early bird, with me getting up at 3 AM most of the time. Living on 3-4 hours sleep every single night is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle, not enough rest for your body to regenerate itself and only making you emotionally vulnerable.
Plus, the early bird gets the worm thing is highly overrated. I never knew what to do with the damn worm so I always ended up just putting them in my pocket, where they dried up and my mother would find them all. She was not happy about that:)
I have recently started to have more of a balanced night's sleep, regularly sleeping 5-6 hours, deeply slumbering, minimal movement in the night and waking up refreshed and ready to go once the medication chases away all the brain fog.
But, being up anywhere from 4AM-6AM every single day makes me an early bird still, right? I will never miss a sunrise again. Which is pretty cool, because I had never seen a sunrise until I reached my forties! I find that amazing, and somewhat hard to believe that even as a child I missed all the sunrises. But, my family insists they remember clearly that I was incredibly difficult to put to sleep at night, right from the beginning, and waking me up in the morning was a family project, everyone getting a turn trying their most creative ways to get me up and out of bed, starting hours before anyone should have been up. Because of me, everyone lost hours of sleep daily so they could participate in getting me up.
As it turns out, it was not my fault. ADD/ADHD and hypersensitivity were the culprits.
Finally my guilt has been lifted and the responsibility for disrupting your lives is over.
And the worms are happy too.