My second daughter is growing up too fast for my taste and she is already starting to move into her older sister’s 12 month clothing. As she moved out of the little baby clothes we sent her most of the ‘still good’ clothing to friends or donated it. She had way too much clothing and much of it was still really new and very pretty. Some other things just didn’t make the cut, some were very old and worn (surviving 2 little girls) while other pieces were still very unused but they had some small stains on them.
Many of those that I thought fit the second category were onesies. The had small little stains from all of the various mushy food that didn’t wash out, unwilling to throw them away I came up with a little quick applique to make them cute again.
I’m still surprised by the small little things that can make recycling or reusing items useful and even cute again.