I have not done anything thrifty or crafty to speak of since I moved to Missouri in August. *hangs head in shame*. I'm too busy trying to be awesome at my job (and failing pretty miserably). I haven't unpacked all the boxes from the move, and I literally have no where to even store my craft stuff, let alone craft it. Here's a list of my half-hearted efforts:
Boxes: I piled them up against the wall in the bedroom and draped unused curtains over them so I wouldn't have to look at my failures every time I went to bed.
Goodwill: I bought a really really ugly book shelf and planned to paint it some groovy colors, but then the towering piles of books overcame me and I just shoved books on it. And now I have a really really ugly book shelf.
Salvation Army: I needed a purse with different pockets/etc that my current one didn't have, and I wanted to pay almost nothing, so off I went. I want to tell all of you that the Salvation Army does not mess around getting their $ for the value. Most of the purses were more than $10. Wtf? I found a bright red one for $2.49, with visions of fabric dye dancing in my head. Alas, fail again.
At work: Just about the only way to cover the cabinets and carts during the day while they're not being used is to use thumbtacks and fabric. I used a lime green sheet with a white pattern to do the job. I got them at Goodwill three years ago, intending to make curtains. They never made it to curtain status, but did a wonderful job as packing blankets in the move. But it looks like hell. I am itching to hem the edges, use stitch witch on them, or something, but I do not have the time or space.
Mail: I get so many fliers and so much junk mail living here it's friggen ridiculous. Instead of sorting and recycling, I dumped all of it onto a food serving tray and stashed it on top of my printer. Let's see if I can remember to ever go through it, lol.
Dogs: My shih tzu Teddy is in desperate need of a haircut. I have always done his haircuts myself, but since we've moved here I haven't had the time. So I'm shelling out $36 on Saturday to have it done. My aunt knows a place near her that does it for $25, but my place is a block from my house and I've got shit to do. Thrifty FAIL.
Butterflies and daffodils to you my lovelies.
Something actually thrifty: Remember that car wreck? We bought another, better car for less than our settlement check, and with the difference, I bought a laptop (cheapest I could find) for work. Booya!