Ever since my little sewing obsession was re-ignited by people like this, this, this, this, and this, and all those on the blog-roll to your right, it’s lead to a couple of sizeable issues in my life.
I live alone, so there’s no-one to notice when I get a little out of control and come back from spotlight with almost 30 metres of fabric or the fact that I still haven’t tidied out my hallway 3 months after I said I would do it.
My budget and my house are beggining for a little more self-control but my inner 6-year-old sees a pretty satin and just goes “oooooo… SHINY! Must BUY it!”
So I have resorted to bribery of said 6-year-old.
I gave myself a $200 sewing budget for the month (to include the fabric for Gertie’s Lady Grey Coat Sew-along) and now to earn it I need to complete the different chores around the place, $5 at a time.
The chores are all in my button tin, and as they are completed they get put into my little envelope of sewing mad-money and that is all I am allowed to spend.
It might sound a little imature but me and the 6-year-old roll like that so we’re all good.