What I Have Learned

3 Jan

These are the clothes I made this year.  It is strange to think that if I had not made this resolution I would not have made these clothes:

I might not have made these other things either:

Aleah was born in the Twin Cities and we lived there for over three years after she was born.  I loved buying her clothes and then when Sophi was born I loved buying both of them clothes.  Girl clothes are ridiculously adorable.  I loooooved shopping for clothes for them.  The mall was ten minutes away and it was a great place to take the girls on cold winter days.  I loved going to thrift stores and scowering the shelves for quality clothes for my kiddos.  It was fun having them match.  It was fun finding deals at stores.

I honestly did not thing I could make it a whole year but thought it would be good for me to cut back for a while at least.

This year has taught me to be inventive and use what is around me to make things happen.  My resolution has taught me that I do not need to run out to the store to fulfill what I am lacking.

I wonder how much money I saved this year.

All in all it has been a hard but educational and innovative year for me.  I will let you know when I make the big FIRST purchase but until then, thanks for your encouragement to me this year.  Couldn’t have done it without you =)

5 Responses to “What I Have Learned”

  1. Cheri January 3, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Great job, Caitlyn! I love looking back on all your projects for the year. You have inspired so many of us, including me. Your girls are such cuties and look adorable in the clothes you made for them.

    I made a little couch for Sadie and Lainey and posted pictures just today about my process. I’m not sure I would have tackled that little project if you hadn’t shown us how dedicated you were to your year long project.

    Happy new year to you and yours!

    • Caitlyn January 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      Cheri-
      I just saw your handmade couch and it is great! I love reading your blog and I am so happy that whatever I do over on my blog inspired you a bit to make your grandkids that fun gift =)

  2. Abbey Maillette January 3, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Awesome job mommy Caitlyn! You rock!

  3. Paul Belcher January 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Well done, Caitlyn. I am very proud of you!

  4. Sherah January 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    Caitlyn, wow! WOW! Did NOT realize you didn’t buy clothes for your girlies for a whole year — I just thought you were a rockin’ awesome seamstress 🙂 That’s incredible! I hope you keep up your sewing (and your blog — which I’m so glad I re-found, after you re-found mine, haha!). Congrats on an awesome accomplishment 🙂

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