|In the midst of the Christmas unwrapping mess.|
For Christmas I received some nice gifts from my family such as a faux fur scarf that easily wraps around my neck, a little beaded bag to hold my cell phone and a couple of Amazon gift cards.
I have been on Amazon trying to decide what I would buy with these gift cards. There isn't a need to hurry on this but it is kind of fun to have some gift cards "to burn."
I have been looking at some books on how to deconstruct clothing and such. I'm not making any big decisions as of yet, but I am totally into taking jeans, as an example, and making them into tote bags, skirts or whatever. Also I want to spend more time sewing and I could use a good sewing book.
2012 is the year to finish painting and decorating the downstairs of our house. This means the diningroom (I'm thinking of a rust color), the kitchen, the hallway, my son's bedroom and the guest bedroom which is the bedroom that our college girls will be living in.
I want to sew all of the decor for these rooms and do it on a budget. So I need ideas and have found that it is worth purchasing a good idea book, used of course. I have about 6 on my wish list on Amazon and I will set them aside to look at in another week and make my choice.
|Retro Fabric I purchased - 2 yards only available|
I have been scouring stores for clearance items and I have been to Goodwill. I need bedding for the bunk beds and I am hoping that if I cannot find identical bedding that at least we can find complimentary bedding. Or I can find a bedspread that can be remade into something else for the room.
Lastly I have lost 3 lbs. since the beginning of the month which totally makes me smile. Yes, smile. I made healthy food choices through the Christmas weekend and I allowed myself some treats - in moderation.