*My very basic, yet much needed, new sewing supplies.I made a trip to Joann's yesterday to stock up on some essential things I will need as I learn to sew. It's so nice to be able to cut fabric with a pair of sturdy, sharp scissors. Scissors that are not also used in the kitchen to cut the skin from chicken breasts. These scissors are all mine and I better not see anyone else touching them.
Elsa was a stray that my mom adopted. We are guessing she was very mistreated by her previous owners because she is not overly friendly or cuddly. But she loves my sewing corner. If I'm not sitting in my sewing chair, she likely is. When I am using the chair, she sits on the desk or the table behind me, patiently waiting for the chair.
*The newest skirt I made for the girl.
Yes, I know I promised I would show you no more skirts, but that promise was made before the pants debacle. I needed to make a skirt, something I can't screw up, to help rebuild my confidence. I have now decided that her winter wardrobe will consists of many skirts. Skirts over pants. Skirts over leggings. Skirts over tights. Skirts over jeans. You get the idea.
*This blanket my mom had made for me and Jay.It's super soft and warm, fits nicely on my bed, and has fun fur in the middle of each square.Don't ask me what fun fur is because I don't know. But it's very, very soft.
*My new J. Crew shirtBefore getting to the shirt, let me explain something........I'm the last of a dying breed: I'm a Stay at Home Mom that does actually stay at home a good percentage of the time. Jay and I refuse to have more than one car payment so we share a car. Most days I let him take it to work. I just don't need to leave the house everyday. If the boy needs me, his school is only a 10 minute walk away. When I do have errands to run I keep the car and combine my errands all into a couple of trips a few days a week.
Because of my constant stay at home status, I tend to wear clothes until they are, quite literally, falling apart. I had been putting off buying some new t-shirts because, and I don't know if you've noticed this, the economy is kinda bad. Yeah. So I've been trying to avoid a lot of non-essential spending. But when the clothes you are wearing are no longer suitable as even rags, new clothes are essential. Last week J. Crew was having a sale. An extra 20% off already reduced merchandise. I bought this shirt, and a few others, for $11.99 a piece. I think they were originally $39.50.I especially like the neckline. It makes me feel a little bit more feminine while I'm stirring the compost or taking out the trash. Plus, the price just couldn't be beat. Hooray for things that are both cheap and pretty.