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Friday, June 3, 2011

Fixing a Big Boo-Boo



I know you've all seen my little french chef that I found at GW and love to decorate with.  Well, DH knocked him over and he had a huge mishap.  He lost the top of his hat.



 Big hole and he looks kind of sad.


 Too many pieces and they couldn't be glued back together, so I wanted to find another solution.


 A piece of white fabric and a cotton ball and let's see what we can do.


 Not bad, I just put the cotton ball in the center of the fabric and secured it with a rubberband, then stuffed it in the hole in his hat.


 Not perfect, but at least he looks better.


 OK, I can live with this.  Still love the little guy and the fix works for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.

32 comments:

  1. I I just hate it when something I love (even if it is just a sentimental trinket)breaks. But thanks to your imaginative solution you can still enjoy your dear little man.

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  2. Great solution! I think I like it better now. I'll have to consult you the next time I break something.

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  3. Wonderful recovery Marty! I was thinking of giving him some tiny posies to fill the void, but your fix is perfect.

    Candy

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  4. Ingenious!
    I want to thank you for the tip on using Old English scratch cover. I used it and loved it...great product. I passed on the tip to Hubby (he's spending summer in MN)to use on our furniture in our home there, and he says it works great! Thank you!

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  5. Oh No! Although I think your fix worked out well, Marty! One time "somebody" broke a bunny cookie jar I had on the corner of my counter. The lid broke, apparently into many pieces as evidenced by the glued together cracked lid I came home to. I never did find out which one of them did it!

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  6. Hi Marty, I know the break must have broke your heart, but I have to say the surgery you did was nothing short of genius my friend.
    I like him better this way. Sometimes there just are no accidents, Char

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  7. Poor little chef dude....at least he did not lose his head! Great job with the fix, Marty!

    ~Ricki Jill

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  8. Hi Marty, I am sorry it was broken but you came up with a great solution. Great fix!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  9. Marty, great job of being so creative with the hat fix. Love that little chef guy he is so cute to decorate in the kitchen with. I have a large clay pig that is a chef and holds wooden spatulas in his hands. Did you see my post on butter presses? I thought of you when I bought my butter press and thought that you might have one in your kitchen but, couldn't find one in your kitchen pictures. Thanks for sharing your chef guy. Decor. Lady

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  10. Oh this looks great, nice save! I recently had my favorite garden angel fall off the flower pot stand during a bad storm. It's in a millions piece. It was so sad to see it in the garbage bin. Big Hugs and happy Friday!

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  11. I love it, very creative! !

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  12. Great repair Marty - the sign of a good imagination!
    Have a great weekend
    Rose H

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  13. Aren't you clever! He looks just as good as new.

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  14. I think that's a great fix Marty! I bet your hubby felt awful after knocking him over. Now he's back to his cute lil' chef self! *winks* Vanna

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  15. Too cute! Great and smart idea! A bad moment with a happy ending!

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  16. Genius!!
    And just as cute, if not cuter...

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  17. He's still so cute and better with his new hat! You're so smart Marty and talented, too! Have a great weekend! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  18. It looks quite natural, Marty. You could always turn him into a candle holder with a thin taper...
    Brenda

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  19. Marty, that was a clever fix - really cute. Good recovery! Linda

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  20. I just might like him a little better.

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  21. Ingenious! I love that chef guy too so I'm glad you came up with a solution instead of trashing him.

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  22. Great solution! that was a clever fix.

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  23. Clever you! I always tell myself when something like this happens that it is just stuff or things and things don't matter. But somehow it really does cause it is my stuff or things!!

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  24. Awesome idea!! Very creative thinking!

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  25. That POOR DEAR! It's actually perfect, the original looked like a garlic bulb! The minute I read the mishap I thought it would mean GIVE him a REAL CHEF HAT! I think you should make the end larger like a real hat? Just my thought, I DO love him just the way you made him!!!
    Hugs for sharing,
    Donna

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  26. Poor baby! I love what you did to fix him, great idea! You are so clever!

    Katherine

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  27. He looked so so sad when he broke his hat! He looks so adorable in your lovely vignettes. I'm so happy you were able to give him a new hat in such a creative way! Hats off to you Marty! My heart went pitter-patter when I saw his broken hat but so lovingly you gave him back his hat.Have a nice day!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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