To recap, the rules were....
I will not be buying any new....
- If I need something for a specific order
- If I run out of the basics, i.e. white card, glue etc. The essentials I can’t craft without
- I worked on a project for one of my favourite craft suppliers, Handy Hippo which required supplies and I am working on another one....
So, how have I done so far?...
Card - I hadn't bought any new card that wasn't required for the Handy Hippo project, yeah! Until I saw some great offers last week :-( which I couldn't possibly ignore!
Stamps - I forgot about this rule oops! I may have bought some small ones *hanging my head in shame*
Ribbon - I am pleased to say I have kept to my rules and I haven't bought any *high five*
Buttons - I nearly caved in, I saw these really cute buttons and I picked them up but I put them back on the shelf! However I have bought a mould to make my own buttons....
I am finding other crafty supplies that are not in the rules slipping into my shopping basket to feed my addiction, especially as I have started to learn crochet. So I am not breaking the rules, instead I have found loop holes in my own rules! Not so savvy!
I have kept a track of all my costs which has been useful to see where my money has gone and because of that I am upping the ante! I can't buy ANYTHING! (The exceptions will remain the same.)
The thought of not buying anything is making me feel sad and queasy, but needs must! I will have to comfort myself with some chocolate instead!
Are you still on track with your New Year resolutions?