I’m In: The Love What You Wear Project 2013
I have involved myself with a new project, and it is the reason why I started my blog “Slizzy Greensleeves SewMuchHopeSewLittleTime” in the first place. Following in the footsteps of the lovely girls over at “The Love What You Wear Project” (see address below) and “My Make Do and Mend Year” (see link below) who ooze inspiration; I too have decided to embrace a more crafty, homey, spendthrift lifestyle. For one whole year I too refuse to buy new clothes. This means I will thrift from charity shops, value and embrace vintage, sew and restyle my own shreds and salvage from skips if necessary.
I have new boots bought recently (before my pledge) and enough winter coats to stock Siberia. I have plenty of knickers too. I do need a couple of new pairs of bras and may occasionally need new tights. These will be my concessions but I will make sure I earn the right to buy them by fully committing to not buying any other clothing for one full year.
I have vices though. I buy four craft magazines per month which I will not forgo as these are my inspiration. I do though solemnly swear to making things featured in these magazines rather than just ogling all the pretty pictures.
What else might I need? Ink and paper for my printer. I shall cutback on my printing for a start and learn to endure reading from the computer screen as much as possible. To ensure this and with full embracing of this vintage style thrifting experience; Ink and Paper are forthwith rationed to 3 full sets of ink and 3 reams of paper to last for one whole year. As the sale ads say ” when its gone its gone”.
My final vice is notebooks but I intend to make my own from waste paper and junk mail so should survive.
When will I start my spendthrift year? I pledge to start on December 1st 2012 and continue until January 1st 2013. A little over a year of thrifting, a bakers dozen of spendthrift months if you like, but this appeases my conscience on leaving myself a little more time to stock up on bras, tights, ink and paper.
I also intend to provide dresses and shorts for young girls and boys through the “Dress a Girl Around the World Project (see address below). The pattern can be found at Sew Scrumptious (see address below). I already have a dozen dresses cut out. Watch this space for updates.
I am really excited at making new friends and learning new skills (including the learning art of blogging and embedding links). Anyway enough of my prattling on, but I would like to say I am looking forward to getting to know everyone who has already pledged through “The Love What You Wear Project” (see address below). Follow me at my Blog and Face-book pages “Sew Much Hope Sew Little Time” (see addresses below)
The Love What You Wear Project: http://thelovewhatyouwearproject.blogspo…
My Make Do and Mend Year: http://mymakedoandmendyear.wordpress.com
Dress a Girl Around the World: http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/
Sew Scrumptious: http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.co.uk/
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