Exhibit A: The Mixer of My Dreams
We bought this stand mixer. The mixer I've been lusting after. And we got a pretty decent deal. Why did we buy this? Well, I've mostly written about Project Wedding Dress so far however, there is also a Project Wedding Cake on the horizon as well. So far Wes has made a pound cake. I'll be testing out the dough hook soon and bake some bread.
Exhibit B: A Fitting Assistant
Continuing on with Project Wedding Dress requires more hands and agility than I have. Fitting on myself is just hard and while Wes is a real help, I just wish I had a little more control over the whole process. Hence, the dress form. Beyond Project Wedding Dress, I also plan to make a lot more of my own clothes. I'm pretty much over ready to wear clothes that just don't fit right. Project Wedding Dress has really given me a lot of confidence in my construction abilities.
Both of these are fairly major purchases. (Of course, anything over fifty bucks is a major purchase to me.) However, they both will have usefulness that will outlive the wedding.
Yay! for longevity.