Monday, October 13, 2008

labor costs

I did some math not too long ago, and discovered that by the time we eventually get married next year I will have put in roughly two hundred and fifty project-hours. That is, unless I add something to the list.

Is that abnormal? I'm not worried about it. Should I be?

Wait, wait. Let me give you some history. Last year, I bought these chairs. Stalked them, actually. I lost quite a few to higher bids before I won these. Problem was, they came without cushions.
So I made cushions, from wool crepe and foam and batting and zippers. I love them.Sadly, this productivity comes at the expense of any age-appropriate social life. Tradeoffs, you know. So, am I in trouble? Assuming that I do this sort of thing for fun (or instead of fun, depending on how you see it)?


Jenny.Lee said...

You did an amazing job on those cushions! In the end I think it's all about your perspective on the situation. If you are enjoying the project time then is it really a waste???

K! said...

Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Um, what else would you be doing for fun?!

The cushions look totally rad by the way.

Jeanne said...

How do you make cushions? I have similar chairs, and a couch to match - but the cushions are old foam that is too hard and crumbly to sit on.

I have a sewing machine and decent straight-line sewing skillz. Any chance I could do this?

Julia Remix said...

Jeanne, you can totally make cushions. I'm going to attempt to e-mail you.

Jeanne said...

Whoo! Let me know if you have trouble.