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Shopping, hrmph

A while back my fitted sheet started coming apart somehow; I dug out leftovers (from my 1st-year roommate?) but it's not really long enough. I finally went to Target to replace it properly. Few colors or patterns I wanted, especially at the 600 thread count 100% cotton level. I kept looking and dithering, and noticing the smell rising from the plastic containers, or maybe the sheets inside the bags. Then I noticed organic cotton sheets, claiming no or minimal chemicals. Colors weren't great, only 250 thread count, but still felt decent, and avoiding toxic smells started seeming good. Only, all they had in stock were twin and king sizes, and I've got a double/full bed. I went away frustrated, thinking of the Internet.

My backpack, which is pretty nice, and I got for I don't remember how much in my neighborhood in Chicago, but probably under $30, has a hole in the bottom. I've been thinking of taking it to the A Stich In Time for repairs, but haven't, and Anime Central is this weekend and I might go to it. So I checked out the backpacks section as well... $50-60 everywhere, and the air reeked of plastic fumes. Didn't get anything, and I'm thinking fondly of my old leather backpack, which I finally gave up; probably left it behind as trash in Chicago. The padded straps on my current one are more comfortable, really.

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martianmooncrab
May. 14th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
you could get some of the white or near white sheets and then dye them a color you like. I just bought a couple of white shirts and today I got my big bottle o Rit dye in purple.
mindstalk
May. 14th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
...I actually would not have thought of that. Well, maybe if numinous anime con pressure actually got me dying my hair, but probably not otherwise. My upbringing has left me with zero craft instincts or ability outside of cooking. I am not proud of this, but there it is. Only time I've dyed something was tie-dye parties at Caltech.
martianmooncrab
May. 14th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
I was out shopping with my sister, and I was whining that the shirt I liked only came in black, pale yellow and white, and I had already gotten two in the black, and I just went.. "DUH, I can dye them!".. I paint just about everything else purple to match around here, so its not that much of a stretch. The instructions are right on the bottle too. It says you can simmer the color into the fabric on the stove! Its like cooking!
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