thank you so much to everyone for all the comments about the struggles we all have with our clothes. i really enjoyed reading them and they helped me out so much. there were so many similar responses and i was hoping for that. when i read things like "i don't know how to make more outfits with what i have, i keep going back to the same thing" or "i just don't know how to dress my body" or even "i get confused about what my wardrobe REALLY needs... i need better basics" i get really excited! and that is good because it sparks something inside for me. styling is really such a passion of mine. anyway i'll blog more on what i end up teaching about later.
for about 20 million years now i have had "put things on etsy. put stuff on ebay" on my to do list. and i just put it off. and then put it back on every list i make. so here goes. i think i'm finally going to do it all. maybe. at least a start. at that is a really big step for me. why does it seem so hard? ugh.
i really just can't handle having so much stuff. grant and i have a two bedroom apartment, those who know me well know that the second bedroom gives me nightmares. i feel like it is going to swallow us whole. i mean... i know, i know the stuff we have IS important. there are things like my hope chest, grant's record player, our beautiful bikes, an antique bookcase, totes with all our christmas decor and even my baby clothes that i would never even think about giving away. HOWEVER THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS WE HAVE THAT WE DON'T NEED. and anyone who does summer sales understands that when you really see how much stuff you need (moving away every summer for four months...) it isn't very much!
here is a small preview of what will be on ebay soon. this is a work in progress.
and finally my etsy, no jewelry yet. just pillows.
checking it only halfway off the list. just like ebay.
p.s. lately i've been just having fun making flower boutonnieres. it's so much fun. is there anyone out there who would buy them? i mean i really just like making them for me because i am selfish like that, however... if there were some interested people.....