I've had a pretty great summer so far. Two wonderful trips to visit friends and family, lazy afternoons reading and napping, and more recently knitting and baking again. All good things in my book. And yet there was something so perfect about this past Saturday that it stands out among all the other Saturdays of … Continue reading Satisfied.
The whole thing with the mice also prompted me to refashion another finished knit that I still like and would love to wear. Before: Pattern: Lelah, original details here Yarn: Calmer by Rowan in color 484 After: I did two things to make this more wearable for myself. First, I changed out the ribbon from … Continue reading Lelah: Before and After
A confession: I fell off the Refashion bandwagon. Hard. I won't go into the details of what I purchased, but I will say that the lure of the new spring fashions on ones birthday is nearly impossible to resist. The changing of the seasonal clothes is like fashion kryptonite to me, and I was powerless … Continue reading Sew Fun
This is my first refashion, although technically there was no sewing or work to it at all. It was the perfect way to get started on my challenge this week. Before: This is a skirt I picked up at Fab India on my trip to Mumbai in 2006. I knew it was long, but it … Continue reading What Was Old is New Again
Today is Day 1 of my experiment with Wardrobe Refashion. When I first started thinking about taking on this challenge, my goals were to spend less, buy less, and learn some sewing skills. As practice, I didn't buy any clothing during the month of February (yay!). Now I'm ready to take it to the next … Continue reading The Pledge
Have you ever noticed a beautifully painted sign at a boutique type shop, the ones that say things like "Live, Laugh, Love", "I Hope You Dance", and "Simplify"?** Sweetie and I always laugh a little at the ones that suggest simplification while urging you to buy something utterly useless. The sentiment is well placed, however, … Continue reading Simplify