This week I've been spending some time (and some considerable effort) sorting through my wardrobe, setting aside clothes and accessories (like belts, bags, shoes and jewellery) to clean, alter or mend.
I set up my lovely, little sewing machine ready for some simple mends to hems, pockets and seams and have now added five or six items of clothing back into my wardrobe. It feels amazing to have them wearable again!
Then, simply because I needed a little change of scenery, I took all of my belts (and I mean *all*, I adore belts) down to my living room to add in some additional holes. For several reasons, this was so satisfying!
Firstly, I love nothing more than making/mending and eeking out a little bit of extra use from an item that other people would throw away. Secondly, it reminded me of how much weight I've managed to lose over the last couple of years and has, therefore, re-affirmed my health aims for 2016. And, last but certainly not least, I saved so much money by altering my old belts, rather than buying new ones. Think at least £3 - £30, depending on the belt and all for the measly cost of £3.50 for the leather belt punch! Not bad results for such a simple project, eh?