phew!

May 1, 2010 at 8:21 am 1 comment

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!

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  • 1. Amy Hadley  |  May 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I’m in full support of your thrift garments modding goal. (I still can’t get over your dress! Was thinking about it just this morning.) This gal made me think of you… she’s got skeels: http://bit.ly/ceQz2W

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