This means I make my clothes if I want new clothes, I make curtains if I want curtains, I gift handmade gifts, etc. For things I cannot make, I will buy secondhand.
But that's not really how it has gone so far. Apparently, if I want new clothes I go to thrift and second-hand store to buy clothes. If I want new curtains, I covet a whole mess of expensive curtains and wait for fall to get here. I've done okay on the gift thing, though.
|Imperial Candlewick (or Anchor Hocking Orchard Crystal) serving set I found for my mom|
It isn't as though I haven't made anything. I did remake three pairs of pants and shorts (here, here, and here). I also put together a swanky blankie for my dear friend, Julie, and her new baby girl.
|It has a fun,patchwork mix of textured fabrics for Baby Blake to enjoy and it is made entirely out of scraps.|
Okay, I suppose I could give myself a little credit. I'm still bothered by the amount of stuff I've managed to buy in just two months. In fact, I think it might warrant further exploration. What say you, internet? Do you find yourself buying things absentmindedly or are you strong-willed and impervious to marketing?