For Lent this year, I’ve decided to not buy any craft supplies. I actually implemented this ban a couple of weeks ago, but it is intended as my Lenten sacrifice. This should serve a couple of purposes:
- Saving money
- Encouraging stash-down
- Knocking out projects I’ve been meaning to get to but somehow don’t because new ideas are more exciting
The only acceptable exceptions to this rule are supplies needed for wedding stuff. We’re getting married two weeks after Easter, so for my sanity and Shane’s, if we decide to DIY anything for the wedding, those purchases are allowed. My friend spark has signed on for this challenge as well, and she agreed this is an acceptable cheat.
In the spirit of stash down, my first project was eliminating my Sugar n Cream yarn by making burp cloths for two of my pregnant friendos. There’s a freaking huge baby boom going on amongst our friends and relations, so there may be many of baby projects coming in the next six months. These were super easy and went very quickly, and I’m generally quite pleased with the results!
Up next? Either much belated birthday x-stitch projects, a birthday hat or two, or baby sweaters. Or maybe all of the above.