Friday, 21 March 2014
I've mentioned a few times that I'm sorting out my clothing in an attempt to look less scruffy/relaxed and I think a lot of that, for me, is about accessories. Jewellery gets on my nerves and never lasts the day, but I do like badges, brooches, scarves and things like that.
We have set a bit of our budget aside each month for me to build my new wardrobe (or to spend on whatever I like). This month I spent it on some Tevas, I wanted something I could walk for miles in but that weren't too clunky and that I could wear on the beach. They fit the bill well, I'm made up with them.
Back to scarves, I've seen a few I like but they were over £10 each, which is a bit much. I am keeping an eye out at the charity shop where I could get a few for a tenner, but no luck yet. Yesterday I saw someone with a beautiful mid-Century style one, absolutely gorgeous, she was a craft teacher. Then I thought "hang on, I do crafts, could I make a scarf..?" Answer, yes I could!
A sewing machine would have made this a 30 minute task but as I don't have one it took me the whole of Warrington v Wigan. I used some of the fabric I bought for my birthday from Abakhan. I finished it off with a badge I got from the Platform Gallery in 2012 and off we go.
I have decided to save my clothing money for the next little while and use it to buy a sewing machine. I won't use it for quilting as long as I can continue to quilt by hand, but I will use it for household things and hopefully for a few things to wear.