it has now been 18 days since i started my life as a handcrafted thrifty mama.
as i tippity type, 18 days seems rather a little amount of time, somehow it feels longer...
i'm pleased to report that so far it's been going 'pretty peachy'.
i have resisted the persuasiveness of Mr Tempter,
i have left Target with only cat litter in hand,
i have drawled over anthropologie's emails that appear daily in my inbox,
but i have not broken.
the biggest reward thus far, is the lack of money being drained from my purse.
when we are out and about, especially in the likes of Target, our #4 will ask
"can i... pretty pleeeease?"
now, i just have to say,
"but i can't... remember it's against my thrifty handcrafted rules"
and that's it.
he accepts it,
shuts up about it,
how perfect is that!
so i recommend this thrifty lifestyle, if only to have the brilliant excuse to say "no" to everything tacky, mass produced and overpriced in the toy department
and best of all, not having to listen to
"but mom... please" for several hours afterwards...
that all being said, thrifty finds have been at an all time low.
sods law really.
fabric and 'vintage notion' finds, are non existent and so i must rely upon my trusty stash to see me through for the time being...
i have several projects i am working on around the shed,
all of which involve
handcraftedness with yarn
and thriftiness with accessories
i have perused the aisles of vintage on etsy for
coming up trumps...
whilst waiting for these pieces to arrive i have got busy with a couple of things on my 'wish to achieve' list... and yes you are quite right, i did not get busy with the laundry and washing 'used dog'...
i got busy with covering the seat cushion of my 70's armchair.
the fabric i used came from a thriftstore house coat i picked up a while back but didn't want to cut into... i had visions of wearing it around the shed to feed the chickens in.
however, after several months of loving it from a far in my fabric pile, i actually tried the thing on...
sadly, i was not the vision of 'bohemian thrifty goddess' i had imagined i would be, thus immediately taking it off and locating my scissors.
the color is the most perfect sludgy vomit green, mixed in with pops of turquoise and purple.
it needed to be seen... if not on me, then in our shed.
i'm quietly amazed that for a twenty minute quick sew job. no proper measuring, just a black crayola maker and my trusty Miss Ethel, the cover actually fits...
tomorrow she brings you part two, where she embraces 'thrifty luminous' yarn ~ Tif
footynote: and if like our #4, you may question my 'cat litter' buying ways... i pointed out to him, that i cannot 'handmake' cat litter and i do not believe it is possible to find such an item 'used'. to which he shrugged and said "fair enough"...