Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's Hot!!!!!

I'm still painting. This heat is just wearing me out.
I won't be able to post any paintings until I finish this project.

Yesterday I was at Office Depot and found out that they no longer sell the plastic dust covers for printers. I went online and couldn't find anything at any of the other office supply stores. I've been reading some of my favorite "Simple Living" blogs and I had forgotten that I could sew one up and not have to spend any money. It's a simple job, but I have to do it while someone watched the Itty.

I've been reading a lot about bloggers who are not playing into the consumerism being shoved into our faces. I enjoy reading what they are doing to keep themselves from buying more things. I like the idea of sewing your own clothes. Back to basics! I don't have much time to figure out how to add the links to this post, but you can find more info in the links I have listed on my blog. Try.."Consumption Rebellion" and "Down-to-Earth" to see what I'm talking about. It's nice to know that there are other people who feel the same way I do. I've got a lot to learn and alter, but it's nice to know that I won't be alone making some changes.
I also know that I'm doing fine when it comes to appreciating the simple everyday chores I have to do here at home.

Here's a dress I got for the Bitty at St.Vincent's. It was obviously sewn by someone and I liked it. It looks great on the little one. It reminded me of when I was a girl and I received clothes that were sewn by various family members. I wore them proudly. Labels were never important to me and they still aren't. Especially now that I know how most of our clothes are being made by exploited families in other countries and sometimes this country.

She looks great in her little dress.


It's getting late. Time to sleep. Good Night!

2 comments:

  1. Check out this site. they have recycke reuse projects as well as bolgs.
    http://readymademag.com/

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  2. Thanks Man,
    It's kind of like HandyMan mag, but more trendy.

    I checked out the Todd Oldham write up on his new book about Charley Harper the illustrator. $200 for a book is just too much for my budget. I wonder if the artist's family gets any royalties from the sales of this book since the he just died.

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