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I had a lovely birthday. I was surprised how many people managed to make it, despite my very last-minute announcement. I also got some lovely gifties and stuff. My mother made a lovely Mon Chou cheesecake and brought enough food for a week and a half again. She also slipped me some money, as did Twi's mom.

Now I'm sort of tempted to go here. On the one hand I shouldn't spend too much money, but on the other hand a lot of my stuff is starting to look a bit worn and ratty. Also, a lot of my jersey tops seem to have developed holes on the front and/or left arm/shoulder. Cats are hard on clothing...

Date: 2011-02-08 12:07 pm (UTC)
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I think your mums might be happier with "Look, I bought this pretty thing with your money" than with "Thanks, your money helped pay our monthly bills".

Date: 2011-02-08 12:37 pm (UTC)
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I think LongTallSally is great (got myself a lovely long warm woolen sweater) but their jerseys are terribly overpriced. It will be more worthwhile to invest in a good pattern and some cotton jersey fabrics that'll last you.
Then again: only if you can make yourself finish them. It's not worth it to just give up half way and land them on the UFO pile.
I've bought some cotton/lycra jersey for the same reason!

I also got myself a lovely long boat-necked black longsleeve at MissEtam for € 15,- and after one wash it's still not "was this a three-quarter sleeve or what?".

Date: 2011-02-08 01:18 pm (UTC)
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I don't feel terribly confident about my jersey sewing skills. With the locker I have, I don't think I can take on anything that's meant to be seen in public. And I have a bit of a UFO habit, as you may have noticed...

I'm having a bit of trouble finding stuff that's not poly and/or slick rayon, that is long enough and pretty. I buy cheap ass shirts at Hema or H&M. I'm trying to go more for colours that go with my complexion and for some reason, Miss Etam doesn't have a lot of autumn-friendly colours lately. Of course, kitteh seems to know when I'm wearing my very few Cora K's...

Date: 2011-02-09 11:16 am (UTC)
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Hm. We still have to go shopping together...

Date: 2011-02-10 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Dank je! Is geen ramp hoor, ik vergeet ook wel eens wat.


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