posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 08:26 AM
Originally posted by hadriana
My family has been going backwards
You can bet we are feeling it.
This might sound a bit weird, but I never minded being poor, as long as we have ENOUGH. My favorite item of jewelry is a plain turquoise stone with
a hole on it I stuck on a leather cord.
My stove broke, my computer broke, (My main way of making extra $$)...I've got a crack in my ceiling, lol,
My 14 yo son is into sewing. He's thinking he wants to be a designer and make custom clothes and sell them online....he's got talent and drive....If
I can keep him in fabric I'm happy.
I'm sorry you're going through tough times too.
I get what you are saying about not minding being poor. I feel the same but do worry about loosing the home or not being able to have enough money to
put petrol in the car to get the other half to work. Luckily I work from home but my business has dried up. Looking for another job is crazy, most say
I'm over qualified or won't touch me due to being self employed for so long.
You tend to appreciate things more when you can afford less. I'm ashamed to admit that when times were good, very good I used to throw away food by
the bagfull, now I make sure all left over food is used and actually plan meals in advance. Something my family had to do whilst I was growing up.
It's typical isn't it, when you've managed your money and think you will be ok for the rest of the month, things start to break, needing repair. I
now have a leaky bath, plugged with duct-tape, a fish tank with a dodgy filter (one day I'm going to wake to a tank full of dead fish) a dog who
suddenly needed hundreds of pounds of vets bills spent on him, even though we have dog insurance, a hoover that has suddenly decided that it doesn't
like to eat dirt, oh and not to mention this dam computer that suddenly decides to switch itself off, taking at least 10 minutes to reload and get to
the place where I was at when it crashed.
I recently made one of my young nephews birthday presents, being an artist I thought it would be a nice idea to give him a picture of his favourite
thing. Sadly when the parents opened it for him they looked at it as if it had just been bought at a car boot sale and threw it on the floor beside
the pile of expensive presents. The kid loved it though. The thing that pee'd me of was it took more hours to do than just buying a gift from a shop.
Good luck with your young fashion designer. A friend of mine when I was at college used to find ot hard to buy fabric too. She would often buy cheap
used clothes from charity shops and reinvent them bringing them upto date.
This link isn't her but it may give you some ideas.
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