Saving money by spending money

Now that we’re homeowners now, it’s time for me to redo my budget. And what better way is there to start spending wisely than to buy a piece of gorgeous and terribly expensive Japanese fabric and make a cute wallet?

Nothing says “this lady is frugal” than teeny, tiny gourds.

I used Weiner Dog Trick’s Cash Money Wallet pattern, which was quick and easy to understand and throw together – once I had a sewing machine to use.

I don’t have the nifty labelling set that Ginger has, and I’m kicking myself for not buying the cute little set I saw at Mrs. Huizenga’s this past summer. So, instead I used the terribly fancy-pants machine at the Workroom and embroidered my labels.

It’s very roomy, and I think I’m going to use the zipper pocket to carry a small cross stitch project I’ve been meaning to start.

But first! Need to do that budget.

But before that, Canadian ladies? Erica reminded me that it’s cheap tights days at The Bay.
I think I know what the sixth label is going to be…

About Michelle

Woman. Wife and Mama. Crafty.
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2 Responses to Saving money by spending money

  1. Michelle L. says:

    Oh, that is gorgeous. Love the fabric, I’m sure it was worth it!

  2. Jsquirrel says:

    Word….great fabric! Remind me to get you my old prom dress for fabric to craftify into something spectacular!

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