thank goodness it’s may. i made it through a whole month of april stash bust, meaning that i did not buy any craft supplies during the month of april.
do you know how hard that is?! maybe not for a normal person, but for me…let’s just say it was very difficult. i would see something online that i was just dying to make and start running through a craft shopping list in my head, thinking about where stuff would be on sale…and then i would remember my promise: only work from the stash. a quick mental inventory would reveal i didn’t have what i needed. hard to imagine with all the craft crap i possess, but still, it happens to the best of us.
so…not only is it the first of may but there’s a sale at joann’s and i have coupons. first up, the felt flowers above by sara at creative jewish mom and the gorgeous felt dahlia by megan of not martha on holidash. woohoo!
i have to say, though, thanks to heather at dollar store crafts, i am a changed crafter. this experience, though challenging, made me realize how much i love new craft supplies. and how i can make it a whole month without them. which means i can probably cut back on some craft purchases, altering the existing ginormous stash of paper and cardstock, stickers and doodads, fabric and knick-knacks, beads and baubles that i already have. and often, making cooler stuff just based on inspiration.
i actually plan on carrying this new philosophy through the rest of the year, beginning with some transformations of clothes that i already have in my wardrobe. i’ll have to get some matching thread, but i’m excited to be adding to my use-able wardrobe without having to make my credit cards (and hubby) sweat. so thanks, heather!