1 September 2007

Bribery Will Get You Everywhere

Each year when I am done school and then again when I am about to begin school, I allow myself a splurge. At the end of the school year, it is all about celebrating the fact that I made it through another year without maiming any students. At the beginning of the school year, it is self-bribery, pure and simple. Rather than laying on the ground, drumming my heels, whining about not wanting to go, I feel it is far more dignified to spend large amounts of money in an effort to soften the blow of going back to the grind.

So far this year my splurge has consisted of the following:

From Fabric Mart
Turquoise & Black Wool Tweed, Cream, Teal & Chocolate Jersey Knit, Teal Wool Gabardine, Caramel Wool Gabardine, Olivette Cotton Corduroy, Chocolate Brown Silk Chiffon, Chocolate Brown Merino Wool (from Sample Cut Club, so no pic available) - I have had a major soft spot for anything teal lately, so this grouping of fabrics really spoke to me.


From Timmel Fabric
Beige Stretch Lace, Floral Jacquard, Cuenda Suiting - this is a trio of coordinating fabrics Julie posted on her site and I just couldn't resist them.














From The Shoe Company
I actually bought the first shoe in a really neat metallic khaki green colour, but the other two pairs are black.


After all this shopping, I do feel a little bit better about going back to work!

9 comments:

Vicki said...

Love all your goodies! Gorgeous shoes and fab fabrics. I love teal and brown too!

jemima bean said...

Ooh, shoes are my weakness too! Very cute peep toes! I'm fond of the kitten heel too..dang. Must shop now.

Go with the Flow dress is gorgeous!!

Tany said...

What a loot! Shoes are a passion to me too and I love your picks!

Summerset said...

You actually had me LOL! "made it through another year without maiming any students." That is just too funny, because I know exactly how you feel! Sad, isn't it?

The fabric is lovely, but the shoes are just too fabulous. I hope they're enough to soften that first day of school.

Mardel said...

I agree, lovely fabric but fabulous shoes and I suspect the khaki green shoes are even more enticing than the black version.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh be still my heart...shoes and fabric what a wonderful combination! I think you are not READY to go back to school! And I would trust you with my DDs anyday! :)

Sigrid said...

Wonderful fabrics and shoes! Love your colors. Just spent my money on fabrics and sewing books! So I'm ready for the new (non sewing) work season too.

LauraLo said...

The phrase "Rather than laying on the ground, drumming my heels, whining about not wanting to go, I feel it is far more dignified to spend large amounts of money in an effort to soften the blow of going back to the grind" made me die of laughing :)
So wise of you to comfort yourself with beautiful fabrics, I should do the same!

ambika said...

The tweeds are gorgeous! Especially loving those deep blues.