If you know me, you know I’m not obsessed with shopping. I used to be when I was younger…got myself into some debt because of it and I’ve since grown up and learned my lesson. Don’t get me wrong! I don’t go without. I treat myself too. I just think before I do it. I save for big-ticket items. I buy fakes if they are cheaper and reasonably convincing. I buy used rather than new. And I think about it before I dive in. But, I did dive in pretty deep this weekend.
And crafty me…I talked my family into paying for that fabric by suggesting they donate money to the credit card rather than buying me a Mother’s Day gift. Pretty fab gift I must say!
Then on Mother’s Day, my favorite thrift store was having a 50% off sale. Woot Woot! Off I go. I snagged a pair of shoes that will go perfectly with my new costume. I think they are from India. The innards are real leather. There doesn’t seem to be a right or a left-just like the early Victorian times. The bling is a bit much but when you see where I’m going with this costume, you will forgive me. And they cost $6.50. How sweet is that!
If you look close they miss the mark, but from far away, they are believable. I forgot how much I paid for these. May be $10?
Finally, I bought a little pin that I will be adding to my costume when it is done.
Now all I need is some free time to start my project. I think I will take the pattern to work and read the instructions and cut out the pieces during my lunch break.