Okay. There's probably a better name for this post but this one made me laugh.
I'm in the process of ruthlessly cleaning out my closet. I'm trying to look at everything for what it is (which is often ill-fitting) and not what I want it to be. Already I'm feeling better about my slimmed down options. And I think it's helpful to realize what it is that I keep buying and not wearing. Live and learn, as they say.
Which leads me to the point of this post. From this purge came two recent projects.
The first project was simply patching a favorite pair of jeans. I was ready to buy new jeans but no one seems to make a plain old pair of jeans anymore. I love this pair because they aren't low rise or flared or made of some strange stretchy material. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the patch but I kinda like it. And I have my old non-fashiony jeans back.
The second project started with a shirt that I never wear but can't seem to put into the donate pile. I realized it's the color I like and the fit that I dislike. So I looked up a little project that I remembered from martha and ten minutes later I had a new, baby-friendly necklace in a lovely shade of golden yellow.