If the shoe fits…

27 Oct

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My new obsession with making house slippers hasn’t slowed down in the slightest.

I made these two last night.

The top cordouroy lined with super soft flannel pair will be sent off to their new home this afternoon. (I’m sending them to my mom’s bff). I hope she likes them. She and I have the same shoe size, so it made it easy to figure out the fit.

The bottom pair was made with my favorite vintage fabric. I’ve been hoarding this fabric for a good ten or so years. Seriously, before I knew how to sew I bought this at a tag sale because it was too cute to leave behind. I’ve been trying to work on not buying not craft items after seeing a post the lovely Elizabeth had this summer about a craft hoarder estate sale she went to – I don’t want to be that guy, and honestly I could easy become that guy. I’ve already told my husband that he should donate all my craft and art supplies to a local public school when I die. So, anyway, back on topic…in an effort to not be that guy, I’ve been forcing myself to (literally) cut into what I already have. It was kind of hard to make myself cut into that fabric, but the end result is a super cute pair of slippers.

Of course, they aren’t in my size…I’m thinking of hosting a slipper giveaway at some point to coincide with my, finally, updating my etsy shop. I’ve been working on some things for the shop. I should post some of it.

I’ll end this with a question – what are some things you hoard? For me, it’s mostly art and craft supplies. I’ve also, somehow amassed a fairly big vintage pyrex collection – but that’s thanks to my mom buying me some every time she sees some at tag sales. But do collections of things count as hoarding?

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2 Responses to “If the shoe fits…”

  1. Elizabeth October 29, 2011 at 08:08 #

    My grandparents were collectors. They had many. I guess it depends on whether you’re really enjoying them or if they are just stuff in a closet. I used to hoard magazines. Now I rip out what I want & recycle or pass them around. I do keep favorites & Christmas issues, but I’m constantly culling.

    I have too many craft supplies, particularly fabric, and I’m working on paring down. Although I’ve found that once I start crafting for business, the stuff gets used up amazingly quickly. It will be interesting to see what’s needed for a business vs. personal stash.

    I do think that it’s the job with those of us who have a lot to figure out how to get more of it to people who don’t. I’m constantly working on this, too. I don’t mind having stuff, but I don’t want to be a hoarder, or even a “big collector” I’d rather try to spend my life figuring out how to spread it around and amass it, you know? Always a challenge.

    • Chantal November 1, 2011 at 20:28 #

      I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I think a part of it is because I had my collections and crafty stuff all organized and here, because it’s smaller, things aren’t as organized as I’d like. I got rid of a ton of stuff before we moved – that felt really good.

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