Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Two (late) New Years Resolutions

I wasn't going to make any New Years resolutions this year. There was nothing that really seemed worth making a resolution about. Then as I was trying to tidy up a bit I realized how much stuff I actually have crammed in my room. I now have two resolutions:

1) Stop buying things I "want" and only buy things I "need"
2) Use up what I have
The last resolution mainly pertains to my craft supplies and fabric stash. My fabric is overspilling its storage unit, as are various things I have saved with the intention of "one day doing something with that". Well that "someday" is now.
So far I have used up fabric by making:
-Pajama pants (really cute but in the wash so no pictures)
-A really ugly little purse (I hate quilting!!!!)
-A dress from a 1950's pattern I wanted to try
I actually wore the dress for a girls night out, but had to pair it with a little wool sweater and tights since it was freezing out!

I also made a random pom-pom today. No idea what to actually do with it now... (It is the same size as the picture. Any suggestions?)
I am also dying a sweater as I type this. I had two packets of red dye left over from a Halloween costume I never made. Red dye+White (stained) Sweater=(hopefully) Cute Red Sweater.
How is everyone else doing with their resolutions? I only made mine three days ago and already kind of broke resolution #1. I bought a copy of a 1951 Life magazine. I "needed" it for scanning :D
That's All.

5 comments:

  1. I just broke my own "need" resolution yesterday....good luck with yours! Love your dress...and the sweater looks like it's coming along nicely!

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  2. I did some more shopping than intendened (over 50€). But not too much. Let's see if that will be reduced from February's shopping...

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  3. Oh you can only be so strict with things you need vs things you want. Otherwise you would live like a hermit. Lovely blue dress that you have made, well done on all the sewing.

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  4. You should do some tutorial posts on how to sew for us newbies who are envious of your creations, hehehe! :) Lovely job on the dress!

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  5. Oh my goodness, that is SUCH a cute dress! I'm hoping my MIL will be able to help me with some of the patterns I have. And thanks again for the award! Here is the post: http://babystepsvintage.blogspot.com/2011/01/awards-and-kisses.html

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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