These last few days have been tough! I am not exactly sure what happened.
We had dinner out (first time in the whole month, so that is impressive, but not spending fast friendly!). $19.50 for a ton of vegan Indian food (buffet).
I spent $11.71 on snacks and soda. That is from falling back into my old ways. Something else that makes me sad about this is that it’s not just soda but some of the snacks were non-vegan. Fod some reason, being in school makes me crave the comfort of cheese and eggs and ice cream and donuts. This has to stop. I made up some unbelievably delicious vegan cookies last night that I am going to put in my car — no excuses!
But the biggest thing from falling back into my old ways, I stopped by a craft store yesterday and bought stuff to make a skirt.
I am not exactly sure why. I haven’t sewn a skirt in a awhile. This is the only way I can imagine it happened.
1.) I watched SNL and loved the dress the girl in the band was wearing.
2.) I surfed onto SewWeekly.com and fantasized for awhile.
3.) I saw Hobby Lobby on the way home.
4.) I stopped, shopped and spend $30 on fabric and a pattern.
I was mentally scolding myself on the way home. You can’t return fabric, so I just felt overwhelming guilt.
I even didn’t want to post about it. $30 on absolutely nothing, but I am glad I did, because it has inspired me to try to return the pattern ($12), and really do something important with the fabric.
Skirts are fine, but I have plenty. I also have plenty of jeans and pants. And shirts and sweaters and dresses.
So what can I do with $18 worth of brown and yellow fabric that would make it worth it? That I would actually use? That would vindicate it for me to have purchased it?
Here are a few things I am thinking about making:
2 headbands: http://sewing.about.com/od/healthbeautyitems/ss/Free-Pattern-Sew-A-Headband.htm (Value to me, $5)
8 cloth napkins: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/10/diy-wednesdays-cloth-napkins.html (Value to me: $4)
Library tote bag: http://thelongthread.com/?p=3257 (Value to me, $10)
I will work on these this weekend and see what I come up with.