I started making some stockings out of a mohair sweater I found at the mall–not in a shop. It was abandoned in the bathroom. Am I a bad person for not giving it to lost-and-found? We can figure that out later. Anyways, I wasn’t thrilled with how the first stocking turned out, so I went to a thrift store in town and found a great kinda-teal-green tweed jacket…
And made it into an even greater tweed stocking…
And an “am Greatesten” (as the Germans would kinda say) tweed vest and matching bow tie for Peanut-Butter-Breath (Sorry about the poor quality of the picture. I’ve yet to master the art of taking photos of moving babies).
“Vis ze Edvardian masculinity imparted to me by zis tveed vest, I vill be adekvately ekvipped to CHARM ZE WHOLE VÖERÜLD INTO SUBMISSION TO MY VILL!!!
And Israel finally got everything he ever wanted for Christmas.
I turned this stuff:
It’s to store my coupons, discount cards, and shopping list in. I still need to put a button on it and it’s a little sloppy.
It’s sloppiness was at first accidental, and then became intentional, simply because it was easier for me to make it look sloppy on purpose than it is for me to make myself do anything more than eye-ball measurements and seams for things that are intended to stay in my possession (I’m more picky about how things look if I’m giving them to someone else or selling them). But I still love it. The lady at CVS complimented it immediately, before I blind-sided her with coupons.
(I had to save the selvedge and use it. I’ve seen so many cute selvedge projects, and I’ve always wanted to find a way to incorporate it – albeit in a much more meager way than in the projects linked above).
2. The heather plants I got super cheap at Aldi this week. And yes, those hydrangeas are fake. Peter says that live cut flowers are a liability – not an asset. I tend to agree with him.
3. The Milano cookies I stole legitimately got for free from CVS.
4. Israel. Well, he always makes me happy. He’s taken to playing with non-toy things, which for some reason amuses me.
And something I’m not so happy about: