You may have noticed that I’ve been grooving on fun householdy projects lately. I’m painting things, crafting things, sewing things, landscaping things and generally sprucing stuff up. I don’t want to be spending much (or any) money, so I’ve been employing my uber-frugal skills. (Try saying that three times fast!)
It’s been super satisfying!
And today my friend Chelsea and I decided that we’re going to get together once a week (or so) to work on projects. It may be crafting, it may be home improvement; heck it may even be talking about what to do, and then going for a walk to buy pastries. (We’ll call this Plan A.) You see, Chelsea just moved into a 100+ year old house, and my house offers a never ending plethora of fixer-upper opportunities. So really, it’s a match made in heaven.
My first project that I’m wanting to attempt is to construct a quilt made of squares from felted upcycled sweaters. Similar to this one from Yellow Suitcase Studio:
However, I see mine in sea glass colors of creams, soft greens and blues. I already have a plan to buy the sweaters at my local Value Village thrift store, where one color tag is always 99¢ on Mondays.
Although I don’t really sew, I can damn well wash, cut and sew a straight seam like nobody’s business. I figure it would take 8-10 sweaters, so it would absolutely fall under the category of budget friendly.
I’m pretty excited, and I’m realizing that if having something to look forward to is a key component to happiness, then having a project to look forward to is pretty much the same thing.
Plus, anything that gives me an excuse to get all cozy under a blanket is A-OK with me!
Have you been working on any projects lately? Please share your adventures in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”
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