Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Use what you have month

I have decided that April is going to be my use what I have month* so no buying of extra bits and bobs 'just in case'. If you saw these pictures then you would realise that I probably never need to buy any craft supplies ever again in my life!! It's also going to be my 'go through the Flickr photographs and check what you haven't yet listed on Etsy or Folksy yet' month too - not a catchy title but a good one anyway! So I went through my 10 pages of my Flickr photographs today and here are some of the things I have found in my photographs that hadn't been listed.

This red, white and blue brooch is now listed on Folksy. I really like these colours together. It's also 90% recycled/upcycled - only the brooch back is new.

I have 4 of these sticker sets that have been made from a damaged nursery rhyme book. 2 sets are on Etsy and the other 2 are on Folksy.

So it will be fun making use of what I already have in my craft room - I'm also going to try and make something everyday from my stash to get some of it used up!! If you would like to join me in this pledge then feel free - just leave a comment so I can follow your progress.

*I may have to order some acrylic felt at the end of the month if a wholesale order works out so that is excluded!


tamdoll said...

I would really like to do this. And since I have craft supplies in my house to last me until the next millennium, shouldn't be a problem at all.

Girl_Industries said...

I'm with you on this one! A house move may be on the horizon, so I am trying to use up my stash, and clear my shop. Fingers crossed.

CurlyPops said...

I'm going to try really really hard to make the same pledge and only use what I have for the entire month.

Jennifer Rose said...

I've been trying to use up all my art supplies since the new year, trying only to buy pencils when needed to draw (but since I have over 100 of them I don't think I need any for awhile). I figure i should use all of the paper I have before I buy any more and fill another shelf :p

Going through Flickr to find what you haven't listed is a good idea, and one that might make money :)

Tweed Thoughts said...

I have been really naughty, buying fabric during March that I really CAN'T buy any more this month! Good idea to list items from your Flickr pages - I should do the same. The brooch is lovely :)

Tip Top said...

I'm with you!

jennyflowerblue said...

Good luck! I lasted about 8 days with the lent thing! I have to say I lurve those vintage stickers, they are super cool. If you need anything and don't want to buy it I'd be hapy to help out if I have it!

Julia said...

It's strange but it doesn't seem to matter how much I have by way of craft supplies...I never have the thing I need on any given day!

Good luck with using what you have this month!

Love that button brooch :-)