My Crafty Buget FailureMonday, August 18, 2008
Tomorrow marks the end of my no fabric buying strategy. I was trying to only spend $15 a week. I started at the beginning of June. After overspending in July, I worked out that I couldn't buy any more until August 18. I have failed miserably.
In the interim, I have succumbed to the allure of:
5 balls of wool
An Amy Butler Card Kit
1m of boarder fabric for the jelly roll quilt
1m of batting for the days of the week quilt
5m of background & backing for the stars quilt (AND despite being the same name it wasn't an exact match)
3m of merino & wool knits at the global fabric sale
2m of stretch silk at the global fabric sale too
buttons, threads, magnets and steam a seam for various projects
FAR TOO MUCH !!
So after a but of re-jigging, it looks like I spend about 3 x the estimated amount on fabric each week. 2 x would have been amusing but this is getting a bit out of hand.
My problem is that I buy too much fabric and I possibly have too much fabric.
I am starting with piecing fabric I already have, along with the remnants and undersized blocks, to make the back of the seeing stars quilt.
Ideas and miracle cures to the craft budgeting problems would be warmly welcomed.