Thursday, January 14, 2016

Prepare Yourself For A Shock!

I managed to go to a fabric store for this:
and didn't even look at the fabric!  I know!!!!!!  I did pick up a few Christmas closeout floral picks, but I still walked out of Joann Fabrics having spent less than $6!!!! 

Originally, I had planned to buy NO crafting supplies at all this year, but thread to finish a project seems reasonable, and over the weekend we ran across these at a thrift store,
for $3, so let's just say I'm not spending MUCH on crafting.  I can't say that I even know what to do with this one,
 and there are 4 of these,
 which I may never do anything with, but now that 1.) I've come to terms with the bifocals/reading glasses and can see well enough to paint details, and 2.) I'm not frantically trying to finish a huge bunch of gifts, I hope to break out the paints and tackle some ornaments soon.  I'm not good at it, but I enjoy it.

Interestingly, even though I really only opted to wear handmade things on Mondays, the whole challenge has made me reexamine the things I've already made.  This:
 is a fleece jacket I made a few years ago, and I think I've only worn it twice--including yesterday.  The sleeves are about an inch too long, which is sort of amazing as I'm 5' 8" and fitting my shoulders and arms has usually been a bit of a challenge, so I have no idea who they thought might have arms THAT long.  The pattern called for small shoulder pads, which Milo here would really need, but I have broad, square shoulders and don't need them.  And I must have done a really poor job on the buttons, because the top one is barely hanging on.  So, I am going to fix the button and shorten the sleeves on this jacket to make it wearable.  I have decided that this year will be going through the things I've already made and either wearing them, fixing them, or donating them.  So, I'll either be gaining a wardrobe or closet space.............or a big pile of "things to be fixed" that I will keep meaning to get to.....  But it's January!  Think BIG!