Happy July, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day celebration. For those of you who followed my No Dining Out adventure last month, I am happy to report that I only cheated … twice! Okay, I wasn’t able to be perfect but I definitely reduced the monthly food spending significantly. I ended up spending about $150 altogether on food (including the dining out) so I know that I can go down to $100 with better planning next time. I wish I took pictures on all the homemade dishes … but I certainly will next time.
Now, with my weekend craft adventure. I’m super excited about my latest sewing project. I finally learned how to sew on a zipper using this wonderful tutorial by Twelve22, and made a fabric pencil case using the Liberty of London fabric.
My favorite part about this pencil case is the clip I attached inside, to keep my tiny VNP fob in place. I have been so afraid to play around with zippers for some reason but I’m glad that I decided to go for it. I can’t be happier with the case. I also like that it’s big enough that a pocket mirror and a lip gloss fit right in, along with pens and small post-its. I know I’m going to be carrying it around with me everywhere.
I think I’m now officially addicted to zippers. I have a feeling that I’m going to be sewing up all things zippers soon. By the way, if you’re looking for great quality zippers, try K and C Supplies on Etsy. I got mine here and I can’t be happier with the service and the products!
Wow, eating for $150 a month. Good planning.
Thanks, Michele! I cooked a lot during the week … and I’m hoping to keep it within $100 soon. I don’t think I would have been able to do it without baking my own bread … and it’s been so hot lately that I don’t think I want to crank up an oven … LOL. Maybe I’ll try the $100 challenge again when it becomes slightly cooler outside. Thanks for vising and leaving me a comment!
I love it – the clip for the fob is such a thoughtful touch.
Thank you, Green Girl! Those little VPN are always flying around everywhere so I’m glad that it’s all secured now! 🙂
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