Something simple: A new tote bag. The pattern is simply a set of rectangles sewn together to form a floppy bag with self-fabric handles. No interfacing, no structure, no frills. Just a pretty fabric tote for housing my lunch, wallet, keys, shopping treasures, or whatever else one throws in a casual bag. 🙂
And check it: science fabric for the lining! The perfect choice for packing my lunch and hauling it off to the lab. To say that this fabric delights me every time I see it is an understatement.
I mean, who wouldn’t get a kick out of furry animals doing science? There are physicists, chemists, biologists, lecturers, and all sorts of science-related accoutrements (DNA, beakers, molecules, etc.). Love. The bag has already been put to good use all this past week.
Something indulgent: A pair of goodies from Sephora, just because. I very (very) rarely buy myself presents other than crafting supplies, but it was really about time for a bit of a treat. I’ll leave the requisite creative budget re-arranging for another day.
My carefully selected purchases? Left: J’adore by Christian Dior, a favorite perfume that always finds its way back into my life, albeit with large gaps of time in between bottles. Right: Clear brow gel by Anastasia, something new-to-me that I’ve been meaning to try forever. Curse my large, Italian, unruly brows.
Something sweet: My extremely puffy, cupcake-like Butterick 5613 skirt, complete with stripes along the hem and a striped top to match. I made this last spring, and it continues to get a lot of wear during warm weather. I always feel a bit like a cartoon character wearing such a jet-puffed skirt, but I always get compliments when wearing it. I’ve decided to accept the mystery.
This post comes to you today from a place of peace. I ditched a previous version that was full of negativity and excuses for why my life has been a bit of a slog lately. In this case, dwelling on the negatives isn’t going to do anyone any good. Instead, I’m focusing on enjoying my new bag, my new sweet-smelling goodies, and the huge puffiness of my skirt. I wonder if I’ll actually lift off during a strong wind?
Hope you’re all hanging in there. I’m trying, promise.