things – bought and made

I spent more money. But … I’ve also been doing little projects, so I think it balances out. I didn’t spend too much, and thankfully the month of September is coming to a close, because that means that my September total will (presumably) never hit the $40 mark.

090925 01 bought

Michael’s is conveniently located between work and home, which is disastrously wonderful. Because that means that after a long day at work, I can very easily cheer myself up by buying a thing or two at my favorite happy place.

There was a little silver pail, silver embroidery floss, ribbon, and moss. Yep, a bag of green moss. It’s going to get used on one of my architecture models, but I figured it was crafty enough to warrant inclusion. Wouldn’t it look darling in that pail with a little something else? In addition to the items pictured, I bought two colors of embroidery floss and more floss bobbins – my collection is steadily growing. Yikes.

090925 02 made

I then decided to make myself a pincushion, because I desperately needed one. Since I use needles as pins, when they’re laying around on my table (or the carpeted floor) they’re ridiculously difficult to find and pick up. I also made a little pouch that I’m keeping spools of thread in and two little wallet/pouch things. I’m still trying to figure out the best way to close them.

090925 03 detail

I sewed them up differently, trying to see what I liked better. The green one has a cleaner look to it, but I kind of like the “clearly handmade” look to the cream one. Debating between snap, button, and tie closures. This sewing has helped me a lot with improving my control on the sewing machine. I’m improving!

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]

One thought on “things – bought and made

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog – and entering to WIN a bracelet. I use stamps on them and the draw on them and other stuff. you've got a cute blog too… I like keeping track of your "craft" spending.

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