First Confession: The Ikea Effect applies to my sewing.
Second Confession: I am addicted to making purses and other organizational accessories.
So, help me out. What’s a girl to do with her old handmade items when she has replaced them with new ones? Particularly, if she replaces them before the old ones are truly worn out.
I could throw them away.
What??! You think I hate the planet or something? Nevermind that we’ve lived off paper plates for the last week and a half. I do not want to contribute to the demise of our planet by throwing out perfectly good calendar covers!
I could sell them.
My Etsy shop has sat empty for months awaiting its first listing, and nothing says 100% customer satisfaction like a wobbly-seamed worn-out purse. Or… you know… NOT!
I could donate them.
This would seem the most logical route, but I haunted by a fear that they wouldn’t be “appreciated”. (GASP! The Horror! How could that Thrift Store Bargain Shopper not recognize the artistry in color palette, or genius in pocket design. Barbarians!)
I could give them away to friends.
This would make me happy, and I should probably start searching for new home for my “Saucy Sack”. But then again… it is such a cute bag… and I love the red strap… and it is just the right size for an evening out without the kids….
Tell me… What do you do with your handmade cast-offs?
This is not something that is old and worn out, but it is something handmade I never quite decided what to do with, I can’t throw away, I can’t sell, I can’t donate, and don’t want to give away. [tutorial by Trey & Lucy]