Its been a tough week and I have missed reading blogs and feel a little out of touch.
So to re-connect I am going to tell you about my 2012 challenge.
Its in two parts:
Next year, 2012, I am going to make or buy second hand all gifts. If I want to give a gift I have to make it. All of them. I will not subject myself to the cut and thrust, the shove and push of chain store, shopping mall, high street or fake made in china craft market. Please watch me in my endeavour to completely reject buying new. Except underpants/knickers.
I will keep an honest list of all clothing purchases, new and old, re-made and re-fashioned. I will keep a list of all clothing items which exit my wardrobe. Old knickers will be recycled. Not sure how, but they will become rags or dusters....the world is my oyster.
I want to be cost neutral, and ideally carbon neutral. This may be quite a challenge. Its one thing to take photos and comment on treasures found, it is another to keep a financial record. To be honest just writing that makes me feel squeamish. Maybe I will try and quantify things in terms of more than money, like time and intrinsic value in terms of care and consideration during production.
To close, I wish all my readers a very happy Christmas and New Year. I wish safety on roads and trampolines, strong swimming skills in seas, lakes and rivers. I wish creativity and flair in all cooking and crafting. I thank you all for your support and comments, and look forward to connecting with you again soon.