Saturday, January 2, 2021

Start on the Right Foot

In my last post I just did quite a bit of talking about my New Year's Resolutions. They are nothing crazy. All very standard. Weight loss, of course, like every year. And this year I wanted to add some smaller, easier to achieve goals. So I added in swapping natural beauty and personal care products for my usual chemical filled ones.

Another goal I have for this year is to be better about reusing things. I am not that bad at it already. In fact I will wear my things until they have holes. And then keep wearing them until it is risking indecent exposure. But I am not great at repairing things, so things that are too damage to function as is, often must be thrown out. Or at least, that is how I have always done it up until now. I want to change that.

I want to learn how to deconstruct clothing that is too small, and add extra fabric to make it larger. In the process it will create cool unique pieces. I have several things that don't fit but I love them too much to let them go. Being able to give something a second life is so cool.

And for the things I cannot learn on my own, I plan to seek help. I know that my sister in law was great and making her own bell bottoms with fabric sewn onto regular jeans. That is kind of the concept I have for my "too small" clothes repair, so I am hoping I can get help from her if I cannot figure it out on my own.

And there is always the option of just hiring a seamstress if it came to that. And that goes for other repurposing tasks, as well. Like when I want to reuse an old piece of furniture, I plan to have it redone by someone who knows how to do it. (I am not someone who knows how to do it, lol)

And that led me to think of all the other things I've wanted to fix but never could, like broken shoes. And I actually just found out that it can be done. And it is s not even that rare. I feel silly for not realizing this sooner, before I doomed several pairs of awesome shoes to a life at the dump, but high heel restoration is a real thing.


I am not sure why I am so excited to learn this, because I do not wear high heels extremely often, but I am very clumsy and rough on everything I own. So when I do wear high heels, there is a great chance that I will break them. Knowing that if I do, they can most likely still be saved, that is really reassuring. I like knowing things will work out even before they go wrong. Now, when I break my neck, that will be another story. But at least my shoes will always be safe.

I hope you will always be safe, as well. Happy New Year!

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