I know, I know. It’s wasteful. It’s indulgent- it’s also really fun!!!Last week the fabricmart box of specialness arrived and as usual the mystery bundles were as exciting as what I’d found myself. The husband didn’t really understand the mystery bundle glee- he looked at me like I was a new and special kind of loon (not the usual one perched in the den watching bad tv with him)when I would pull out, stroke, fondle and coo over each piece.‘You’re acting like you’ve never seen any of this before- is this a new shopping ploy? ‘I didn’t buy it, the textile fairies brought it because I was good?’
I of course called him a snarky soandso and told him that ‘it was a freebie for placing such a large….oh, crap…. ‘
Yeah, that last part didn’t help so I took the moral high road and told him to get his stinky dachshunds off my Anna Sui prewash pile!So here are some of the spoils all prewashed and hung lovingly. I managed to wash everything and hang it dry successfully- I am no dryclean bunny- a lifestyle of scrubs and dog hair doesn’t make you a big customer for them, usually!
On the 12th we are going into the naked city to see Mary Poppins (the touring company) seriously, I saw the tickets- this is not like when the husband told me Hello Kitty was in Greenville and he really was just tricking me into eating at his favorite Indian gorge buffet! So I have a frankendress in mind:
Butterick 5707 the 3/4 sleeved version. Now I like to get Mr Curmudgey-pants involved in some finery selection and he liked this alot, but he suggested a full skirt, so I plan to change it and of course end up looking like Ethel Mertz. I have 40 lbs (seriously, it was from the Iva warehouse sale and sold that way) of my fabric of choice, so I am all set to ‘crinoline up’…….now, you know me- a deadline? I must avoid. So this project has sat cut out and uninteresting to me while I bring in a huge box of fabric and play with it. Why do I do this? At work I’m very task oriented- at home? Eh….how many pairs of underpants are left in the drawer? 2? Oh good, I have 3 days to do laundry!!!So this morning I plan to at least give the bodice some love and attention, but in the meantime, if anyone has any fabulous ideas for what I should do next with any of my ill-gotten fabric gains- let me know- I can be happily distracted! Also- procrastinator or someone I roll my eyes at? Which one are you in any of your worlds?
photo credits: little me, google images