If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know I've been working on going through my stuff. Just need a little order in my life, I guess. On Saturday morning I devised Gina's Four Rules of Stuff:
1. Use your stuff. Make what you have work. Repeat after me: Necessity is the mother of invention.
2. If you won't use it, give it to someone who will.
3. Don't buy more stuff until you've tamed what you have. (This one seems to be the hardest for me and I am repeating it like a mantra. Especially difficult at the Treadle Yard Goods sale this weekend. I was only there to get more thread to finish a current project, I swear.)
4. When you need/want something, you don't have to add it to your own ever-growing list of stuff to make. You can actually buy it from someone else. Can you believe this is a relatively new idea for me? I'm very proud of figuring this out. Which leads me to the giveaway:
Melissa from Two Little Tots has graciously offered to give a crayon roll to one lucky reader of my blog. In keeping with rule number four, Melissa is making four hooded towels for me -- two for my own kids (who have loved theirs since birth, basically) and two for long-overdue baby gifts. See, I don't have to make them myself!
Enter before Wednesday night, and I will post the winner on Thursday. Answer this question in your comment: Do you remember having any special little thing of your own when you were a wee one? I remember the plaid taffeta skirt my mother made me for my birthday. It had a ruffle on the bottom, very fancy. I love knowing that when I was four, that's what made me really happy.