I asked Jonathan how his new school shoes were going. He showed me a problem. These leather shoes had holes punched for threading the laces, but no metal eyelets to protect them. The holes were tearing!
Jonathan mends his shoe
So I got out the Cropadile (that's a scrapbooking gadget that punches holes and sets eyelets) and showed him how to use it. We had to use the biggest eyelets I had to get a good result, but I think it was completely successful.
A mended shoe - that's two different sizes of eyelet we ended up with.