In our culture, shopping has become a pastime. Not something you do in order to get something you need. For a lot of people, shopping is entertainment. A destination for socialization and fun. That's what makes it hard for some people to consider getting things used. It's simply not a part of their lifestyle. Especially … Continue reading Used: A Secondhand Fashion Show
Before all this, I used to buy shoes like they were going out of style. Um, yeah. You know what I mean. I bought into that silly concept that you can never have too many shoes. Now that we're in the process of shifting from being consumers to creators, I've reduced my shoe collection to … Continue reading How Consumerism Deprives Us of Creativity
I hemmed a pair of Giovanni's pants today. First time. How I managed to get through nine years and three kids without hemming a single pair of pants, I don't know. Actually, I do know. My time-starved life combined with a throw-away culture led to just getting rid of a pair of pants with a … Continue reading Darn. The Lost Art of Mending and Hemming.