I am debating taking this year (or six months maybe…?) and not spending anything on crafts supplies so I can use what I’ve got. I’m thinking the limit may help me get creative with what I already have to work with, and also may help me be realistic about what craft supplies I’m hanging on to that I need to either use or evict.
Crazy? Or Clever?
I already tend to be a “low spend” type person- I have a small house and try to be careful of what I bring in to it, but this would be a more conscious effort (sort of similar to The Compact, if you’re familiar with that.)
What would be the “allowable” things to purchase still?
My thoughts for “Allowable” items during my Crafty-No-Spend-Commitment:
- Machine sewing needles
- Thread, if I really need it
- Glue and tape
- Paper?- I think I better use up quite a bit first though…
Does that seem reasonable? What about books or magazines? I don’t buy loads of those or anything, but they’re always tempting. Or what if I find a project and have nearly everything for it…?
(Seriously, I am NOT a shopper as it is, but it’s interesting to feel myself squirm when I think about really committing to ONLY buy crafting “essentials”.)
I need input on this idea- what should be allowed? Also, anyone want to join me?