I went on a shopping spree this week. Last month, my husband spent 300$ on shoes and another 300$ on computer monitors. Do you know what I could buy with that much? So I decided to spend some money on me. I went to Yarncanada.ca and ordered 50$ worth of yarn and spent 20$ on Etsy for fabric. I would like a new coffee maker and perhaps some nice ergonomic crochet hooks. Even then I still don’t think I could match my husband; I get small things that add up… he does large purchases. I’m stoked to see what I can find for my collection.
I also took my sewing machine to the doctor. It hasn’t been serviced or looked at since I got it, and it is nearly 50 years old. Holy cow was that thing heavy! I had to take it out of the table and carry it to the car. Even after service it will only be an extra 100$. So I have quite a bit of spending left to do if I wanna catch up to my husband. Except I’ll have more then 2 monitors and 2 pairs of shoes. Maybe in a few months I will fork out that kind of money for a new sewing machine? I have challenged myself to make/sell that dollar equivalent to a sewing machine – I better get started!
When my sewing machine comes home, I will be making PJ pants for my son. He picked out Legend of Zelda. I am waiting on the fabric to come in, so I want to work on the pattern. I have a stack of store bought patterns and would you believe I have not one for PJ pants? The solution is simple: some craft/brown wrapping paper and trace a pair of his current pj pants. I will make them bigger of course. Maybe while I’m at it I can sew his tunic! Hopefully I get around to it all before Christmas.
With halloween just around the corner and my first year with a full stash of DIY ingredients. My son wants to be a Nexo Knight. I have a few patterns for armor and helmets. I am going to take a broken plastic shield and make a cover with fabric or crochet. I would like to make myself a costume but I doubt I’ll get around to that this year.
Update: Just as I was posting this, the sewing machine repair shop called. She’s done. She cannot be fixed, but he offered a deal on a new one 😉