I'm taking the Wardrobe Refashion challenge. It's a commitment to not purchase new clothes, instead clothes should be handmade (by yourself or others) from scratch, or better yet, reworked from existing clothing. I thought the not buying anything new part would be easy, but I did have to put on mental blinders when I went into Target the other day. (Don't walk through the clothes section!!!)
My main hope is that the challenge would be additional motivation to sew/knit/refashion more frequently. And here is my first (tiny) completed project since I've been in the challenge. My loved one had the sensibility to improve his health and fitness last year and lost about 35 lbs. (It's amazing how motivated people can be when they see their lab values and tangible metrics showing the unhealthy path they are on... When given the choice of taking expensive drugs with side effects or changing lifestyle by increasing exercise and paying attention to what you eat -- what would you do? He changed his ways and feels better across the board: sleep, digestive, in addition to moving himself way out of the range of concern on those lab values.)
So I help downsize one of his old, much-loved t-shirts. Very simple, but made him happy.
Now onto one of the other projects on my infinite loop of my crafty "to do" list. I'm seriously consdering dropping pieces of paper into a brown bag for each project and pulling randomly. Or maybe you gentle readers can steer me in the right direction. Give me a color, theme, etc. and I guarantee I've got something brewing that I could work on that fits right in...