I’m enjoying the hell out of my new sewing machine. And I’m loving that pregnancy is giving me opportunities to find new life for items that I wasn’t using otherwise. e.g., I made a belly band from a sky blue tube dress that was too sheer to wear as a dress. (Before judging my level of excitement given the simplicity of these projects, please note that I’m completely new to sewing.)
Last weekend, I spent about $5 or $6 on ~2 yards of thick, stretchy fabric (navy with white polka dots) and a men’s shirt at a thrift store and, today, I made a no-sew tunic and maternity button down shirt.
Inspiration for the no-sew tunic and button down, respectively:
(http://diymaternity.com/tops/mens-button-shirt-to-maternity-shirt/) 4 months ago
I’ll mark this goal complete if I go from now through the end of January without making a single unnecessary purchase.
I have another listed goal – to spend consciously and conscientiously – which overlaps with this one and goes on to cover more ground. 17 months ago
struggling with this one. 20 months ago
for my birthday, my darling C had me choose a present on etsy. i found a greyhound sweater. this is way exciting because it’s hard to find items that fit my boy properly (he’s is about 85 pounds, which is quite large for a greyhound). greyhounds are short haired, lean dogs – so winter wear isn’t trivial.
another recent pet related purchase was this xxl, durable dog bed cover. you can get it on amazon or ebay for around $30 (factoring in S&H). i stuffed it with a papasan pillow the boys destroyed and old towels.
http://www.etsy.com/people/greyhoundhappy?ref=ls_profile21 months ago
I’ve been purging my closet and am down to less than 3/5 of the shoes and clothes I had at the beginning of the year. I’m very excited about this, except for the fact that it’s forced me to face how much time and money I spent collecting things I didn’t use. 23 months ago