Words about contentment inspired this series that celebrates ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Join me in the comments and share what you've done with what you have.
Maybe you've had nine glass faceted antique buttons, tied with a string, waiting in your jewelry box for a good long while.
Maybe, just the other day, you found a vintage red & black wool plaid jacket, buried in the menswear at a local thrift store. Maybe it was just like one your dad or grandpa might have worn. Maybe it fit perfectly. Maybe, when you went to pay for your treasure, the cashier said simply, that'll be fifty cents, like this was a perfectly normal, every-day price. Maybe you tried to tell the kind man that, no, thank you, but the jacket came from the higher priced men's rack inside. Maybe he then said, oh no, this jacket was definitely supposed to be on the fifty cent rack outside.
Maybe at that precise moment you had silent, gleeful fireworks exploding in your head.
Maybe this perfect, classic, red plaid jacket was missing a couple buttons. Maybe you counted to see how many it would need if you replaced all of them down the front.
Maybe you're ready for this?
Then, maybe you spent a bit of time on a quiet afternoon, with needle & thread, stitching nine faceted glass buttons onto a wool plaid jacket. Lumberjack meets glamour girl.
Maybe, when you tried it on and buttoned it up, you immediately thought of modeling it. You and Nellie, of course. Maybe you pulled out your tripod, set up your camera, framed your shot. Maybe you instructed Nellie in the finer points of modeling (like you have any idea).
Maybe this quickly became more photo-booth than fashion shoot:
But maybe a silly dog and playful atmosphere were just about right.
Do what you can with what you have.