More than I Want to Chew

I am, in case it hasn’t become abundantly clear, a creative type. I constantly have several projects going at once. I don’t have one major focus of interest, just swaths of creativity. I suppose “textiles” is one of those swaths, “writing” is one of those swaths, “music” is one of those swaths, “alchemy” is oneContinue reading “More than I Want to Chew”

Challenge Update: Week 4

Buy Nothing/Don’t Covet I bought nothing this week. This has been easy to get used to. I do not do moderation well. I like a nice firm limit like this, especially one that has a provable consequence. On the other hand, I struggled all week with my little (not so little) coveting problem. It allContinue reading “Challenge Update: Week 4”

Pandemic Dressing

When our lockdown in France happened back in March of 2020, I started wearing wedge heeled sandals and dresses. Every. Single. Day. I was fresh off several months of my “turn things I don’t love into things I love” Suitcase Method cure. The problem, of course, was seasons were changing: from September 2019, when IContinue reading “Pandemic Dressing”

The Suitcase Method

Itty bitty preamble: I started a Facebook group for people who want to stop shopping. If you struggle with this (hey, it’s hard!) or have some helpful experience in this, you are welcome to join!! In my several years-long attempt to reduce the amount of stuff I own, my closet has been the area inContinue reading “The Suitcase Method”

The Bunny of Wishful Thinking

There was a fantastic little song about a million years ago (a quick Google search revealed that I am off by only a few months in my estimation), by a group called Go West. If already you aren’t doing the Carlton and snapping your fingers, please google “King of Wishful Thinking” . Take a quickContinue reading “The Bunny of Wishful Thinking”

The Continuing Saga of the Elf Boots

In this photo, I was eight and a half months pregnant and could no longer tie my own shoes. I could, however, slip my feet into my Elf Boots. Man. I love those boots. The story of Rumpelstiltskin originated in the region of France where I currently live. I mention this because the shoe repairContinue reading “The Continuing Saga of the Elf Boots”

Challenge Update: Week Three

Buy Nothing and Don’t Covet I bought nothing this week. Not even any supplies to make my mending easier. Yay me. I coveted quantifiably less this week. I mean, wow, a lot less. On almost every front. I had sense of pleasure and pride at the little alterations I have accomplished since the beginning ofContinue reading “Challenge Update: Week Three”

The Saga of the Elf Boots

In 2020, I would never have even given this situation a passing thought. OK, maybe I would have, but only because the object of the decision is something to which I have a little bit of an emotional attachment. It might be helpful for me to explain what is going on, huh? As you know,Continue reading “The Saga of the Elf Boots”