Well, the funny girl turned out to be fine. I must say, this was the very first time that my dh and I were completely opposite on opinions of sickness and going to the doctor. Usually, it’s me being all frantic and making appointments and urging to be seen. But I think I finally took all of my experience of going to the doctors and shelling out the dough, just to hear a “it should clear up in a few days.” And sure enough it did. But I didn’t need a doctor to tell me that. So, really, I should have paid myself. And bought a new outfit. or something.
Except that I can’t, because I have a resolution. That, I must say, I am quite proud I’ve made it thus far. 53 days, to be exact. No new clothes and stuff, just handmade and reused or recycled. Except that I have been buying new yarn, because I really get the heebies thinking about touching used yarn. I don’t know why, I guess that was my limit. I’ve been buying used fabric, but I’ve bought some new, too. I feel like it’s new, but I’m making handmade so it’s okay.
And speaking of handmade, I have a new addiction. I think it might be worse than my diet coke addiction (which I’ve fallen off the wagon yet again). I am addicted to blogs. well, craft blogs. Well, crafty sewing blogs to be exact. I even brought out my handy dandy sewing machine from the basement and plopped it in the dining room and took over. I suck at sewing. I don’t know what my deal is. But I can’t stop the infatuation with wanting to be crafty like these other bloggers. Let me tell you my favs: rufflesandstuff, craftoholicsannon, & skiptomylou. Okay, those are my top three, but I have, like, 20 blogs I follow. I feel so inspired, but, see, it’s kind of dangerous, because I feel too inspired. If there’s such a thing.
All of a sudden I wanted to make ruffled aprons galore. I think I perfected the ruffle, but couldn’t get my second hand fabrics nor my new fabrics to go together. And in the end I came out with one apron I like and I threw the rest away. I just couldn’t stand to look at them, they were so friggin ugly!!! Here was the one I liked best:
I decided it’s knitting that I enjoy most. and I’ll sew when needed. (I have this urge to make ruffled scarves (see rufflesandstuff and you’ll know why), but I’m trying to contain myself.
I think I love knitting, but I can’t sit still for very long. But aha! Do you think it could be all the diet coke? I think I might be on to something.
Here’s my latest knitting concoction:
A clutch (with a pretty bow).
Like I need another one of those.
I guess I am just trying to find my niche. And I really, really wish I could make some money off of whatever it is. No one has bought anything from my store and it reminds me of this craft show I once went to. I had a table, I made a bizillion earrings (I do that, too) and I think I sold maybe one pair. In about 6 hours. It was so depressing. Partly because I was pregnant at the time. But I still carry that with me; my hormone induced saddened rejection. Poor me.
Well, at least I have a healthy stash for gifts. *wink*
Well, off to go read my favorite blogs before bed, get some inspiration, and start new projects tomorrow. I know you’re thinking, “wow, she goes to bed?” and yup, I do. How I find time? Well, I’m telling ya, it’s the diet coke. I wonder what the secret ingredient is.