"Our business will be until I'm a grown up. And then I'll do it with my children!"

- Amalia, Age 6, President, NYC Lovey Repair

Friday, September 28, 2012

Uh-Oh Eeyore!

From Eeyore's Owner:

"When I was a boy, my mother gave me a wonderful version of Winnie-the-Pooh's trustful, although frequently despondent, friend Eeyore.  Last year, I turned Eeyore over to my now two-year-old son, who has greatly enjoyed wrestling with it.

The other morning, I walked into my son's room to hear him announce, at top volume, "Uh-oh Eeyore!" And, in fact, he had managed to rip Eeyore's head nearly completely off, letting out a batch of stuffing.  And, the button that had faithfully held Eeyore's tail in place for nearly four decades had been ripped off.  "Uh-oh," indeed."

"They're funny things, Accidents.  You never have them till you're having them."
- Eeyore, A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Eeyore is, unsurprisingly, a bit delicate, and when his neck burst open it wasn't even on a seam.  So, we needed to reinforce the fabric at the tear with a bit of ironed-on interfacing.  That was the only way that the stitches would hold.  Eeyore was very brave:

"One can't complain. I have my friends. Someone spoke to me only yesterday."
- Eeyore, A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Thankfully, with just a bit of work, Eeyore was back in shape.  He even let Amalia recreate his birthday balloon scene:

"It just shows what can be done by taking a little trouble," said Eeyore. "Do you see, Pooh?" Do you see, Piglet? Brains first and then Hard Work."

- Eeyore, A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Thanks for coming over, Eeyore!

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