I have a family member who will buy purses that cost her in excess of $1,500 yet can't bring herself to spend more than a few dollars on other things that I would consider more important like shoes or well-made clothing. She doesn't lack the funds, either. It's just something that she's known to do.
I, on the other hand, will save my money and buy some fantastic sunglasses that are a bit pricey, yet I rarely leave the house. Or, wear sunglasses.
Not to mention, I saw this fantastic sparkly aqua eyeshadow and I can't sleep at night because that's all I can think about. The palette costs $65.00 and I mean it when I write this: It will take all my might to not purchase that sparkly aqua eyeshadow that:
- Will not be flattering
- No one will ever see me wearing
- Will sit in the drawer
- I don't need
- Is a part of a palette of 8 other colors that I won't wear, either
Which brings me to this:
We all have our weirdnesses when it comes to spending money and how we spend it. I'm sure yarn lovers understand this well. I don't have problems spending money on nice yarn, but I do have an issue with throw pillows. I love throw pillows, but this is another type of purchase where I have ambivalent feelings when it comes to spending money on them. They are simply too expensive for what you get.
I have two fantastic throw pillows--well actually three, the third being one that I made out of a funky leather purse--but the other two are standouts. Thing is, it took all my energy to fork over the money because, throw pillows? Really? Why are they so expensive? The two standouts that I do have are well made and are stuffed with down, so I get it. But even those purchases were difficult for me.
Why are throw pillows that you see in the stores rarely worth the price tag? I simply don't get it. Even at Target you will spend more than 19 bucks on a throw pillow that is just, well, meh. Is it because I know how to sew and understand how easy they can be to make? Or is it that I'm like my family member, and like her, I find it easy to spend money on things like sunglasses that I never really wear, but not on things like throw pillows?
Yeah, yeah, I know I'm supposed to talk about knitting once in awhile, but honestly. Throw pillows are on my mind. Right now, I'm alone in this house while HWWV and Girlfriend are out of the country and all I can think about are throw pillows and sparkly aqua eyeshadow that has the potential to make me look like an older lady at a tap dance recital. (Oh no. I mentioned tap dancing. Now I'll have to add that to my list of current obsessions.)
Which brings me to this:
I re-covered my too-expensive-in-my-mind Target and OSH outdoor throw pillows yesterday. I went to Fabric.com and got a bunch of outdoor fabric on the cheap and went at it for a fraction of what it would cost me to buy new expensive-but-poorly-made outdoor throw pillows.
Here are my sad pillows:
Here are my happy pillows:
Do you have weird spending habits?
I'm off to finish sewing a blankie for my sister. She's having a baby any day now. Maybe that will get my mind off of the sparkly aqua eye shadow for a few minutes--except the blues in the fabric match that eyeshadow exactly . . .
BTW: I'm gearing up for more de-stashing for Fancy Nancy. I was away for awhile, and now that I'm back, I'll be posting more yarn for sale. Stay tuned!