Before I tempt you with goodies, I thought I’d give you a chance to run and hide your credit cards. You can use this great advice from Clark Howard to keep your budget in check. He suggests you fill a container with water, put your credit cards in it, and then stick it in the freezer. Feel the urge to buy something, well, maybe by the time your cards have thawed out the feeling will have passed. For months I’ve been wanting to buy some hooks or a peg board. Sure I could have just picked up something at Target or Lowe’s. But I wanted something special. So when I saw this lovely piece on sale at Yellow Canoe I couldn’t resist.
I think it goes very well with the concrete table too. Wonder how many weeks it will take me to get it hung. Hmmmmm. Then I saw this book on someones blog (sorry, can’t remember which one right off the top of my head – feel free to link in the comments!)
And well, I felt the need to get it to. Not sure why I felt compelled to buy it as I already have so many books. I guess I was thinking I could use it to market what????? my hot air???? No, no, no, but I think it will end up being useful and plan on reading it on the plane. I was shaking my head in agreement with the chapter on Why D.I.Y.?, particularly this quote: “people making things themselves to save money, to customize goods to suit their exact needs and interests, and to feel less dependent on the corporations that manufacture and distribute most of the products and media we consume. On top of these practical and political motivations is the pleasure that comes from developing an idea, making it physically real, and sharing it with other people.” We’ll see. I’m sure it was money spent that could have been put to better use. You know, maybe food for my perpetually hungry children!
And this book, well for those of you who sew or have an interest in sewing, this book is awesome! The techniques in here are really incredible, and instructions are given for them all. The examples are all done in muslin. It is not a pattern book, but a technique book that can be used in whatever application you want to use it. Clothing, textile art, quilting, upholstery, etc.
So, don’t say I didn’t warn you. And if you do find yourself giving in, buy some aerating shower heads too. Because then at least you will save on your water bill. We changed out our shower heads, and our water usage dropped by 1000 gallons in the last month.