Taking a first step in the right direction…in “THE” socks
Alrighty folks, now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty. Part 1 and 2 filled you in on how I’ve decided to make some life changes (tiny house living, here I come!) and the beginning of my plan of action to accomplish that. Acquiring no new things is a good start to making the move to live a simpler, mostly thing-less lifestyle, but that’s not enough. The next phase of the plan has to address what to do with my existing stuff.
As I mentioned before, donations to local charities has always been (and will continue to be) part of my method for dealing with extra stuff. But there’s more I can do. Using inspiration I gained from the many sites I visited (as mentioned in Part 2), this phase of the plan entails me taking a look at my existing stuff and figuring out how to repurpose them. THIS IS THE FUN PART! I love being creative, making things, and finding new and sometimes surprisingly different ways to use things.
Actually, my son made that cute little craft in the photo above, but you get where I’m going, right?
I can figure out ways to remake and reuse the things I already have into things I can use in my new tiny house life. The things I can’t or won’t use will go on to find another home.
In come “the” socks…finally!
My first project was to create some new socks. I think I mentioned that I love socks, didn’t I? 🙂 Well, as I started looking at some old things that wouldn’t be making the journey with me to the next phase of my life, I came across a sweater that used to belong to my youngest, now too small for him to wear and riddled with holes (no donating that).
…and some jeans that didn’t fit but loved the pretty pockets, so I knew I’d use them for something
Looking at the sleeves on the sweater, what did I see? Socks! Comfy, cozy, new to me socks. And so I began.
*A quick note on my sewing skills. I have none. Quick enough? Seriously, my skills are very limited, but I have a machine (gifted to me years ago that hardly gets any use) that I will be learning to put to good use as part of the plan for my new tiny house life.
And after 4 hours of work (four hours?!?!), I had me some socks.
Unfortunately, they were a huge disappointment. They didn’t look the way I wanted, not what I originally planned at all, and not comfy or cozy in the least. I was so sad.
So after I cleaned everything up and put it all away (not being a seamstress means not having a dedicated work space, which actually works well for the new tiny lifestyle), I made myself feel better the best way I could. I donned a pair of my fav, comfy socks 🙂
I will address “the” socks again at a later date (they will not defeat me nor keep me down!). But for now it’s time to contemplate the next project. Wonder what other cozy things I can make?
Until next time,