January 4, 2010


Last night I cleaned out the floor of my closet. This is the home of my shoe collection. I pulled ever pair of shoe out so I could vacuum. Then I looked behind me and saw this:

That's a 2 foot high pile of shoes. 55 pairs in all. So I went through and got rid of 5 pairs. I'm now down to 50. I can't bare to part with any others. Especially with this no buying thing. I clearly have a problem.

So none of the mending ended up getting done. I tidied, read, vacuumed, went through shoes, but no mending. I did manage to fix one little problem on a dress. It's one that I love but never wear because I somehow managed to get a random bleach spot right in the middle of the neckline.

It was way more noticable than it seems. So I came up with this solution:

All I did was sew some buttons over the spot to make some sort of brooch effect. I really like the way it came out. I've been really into buttons lately.

By the way (and this could totally be my own delusion) if it seems like I'm half-arsing these past few and next few posts, it's not because I really am half-arsing. I've got alot on my mind and I'm trying not to be too wordy about it all. Nothing bad, just things that are on my mind. I seriously could yack about them till the cows come home, but I'm trying this whole suffer in silence thing. Though I'm not really suffering, just... I don't even know what I'm saying. I had a weird dream last night and it got me all thoughtful. But the point I'm trying to make, is that I'm trying not to focus on somethings, which makes me feel like I'm half-arsing it, but I'm not really. Jeez. It's a wonder more people don't need a translator with me.

So how was every one's weekend?


  1. I love what you did with the buttons! I too have a few random clothing items that have mystery bleach spots on them, and I'm too thrifty to get rid of them, so perhaps I might try your idea! :) I've found RIT dye is also a fun way to salvage otherwise bleach/stained/etc items.

  2. oh and now you made the top more special too! :)