2012 - Handmade Pressies here we come (oh & no craft spending for a whole year!!!)

edited 17 February 2012 at 6:31PM in Mortgage-free wannabe
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edited 17 February 2012 at 6:31PM in Mortgage-free wannabe
Hello everyone,

I'm back again and 2012 is definately going to be my year to put a serious amount of money (well for me being a SAHM anyway!) in the savings pot ready for our dream holiday and next BTL property deposit. Well thats the plan anyway!!!!! ;)

OK I have decided to stick to what I know and accordingly craft is gonna be my thing to help put us on track to our dreams.

Here are my 2012 resolutions (and this time I aim not to break them!!!!):-

1. Find as many outlets as possible to sell my handmade creations (i.e approach outlets such as hairdressers and shops to sell my items for a commission / sale or return basis, craft fairs, school fetes, etsy, ebay etc).

2. Start designing and selling printable craft sheets/sets/cds on sites such as cardmakingdownloads, aimee asher, craft rabbit, Ebay and craftsuprint.

3. Make almost every christmas pressie for friends or family using what I already have in my overflowing craft room.

3. Loose some weight as I am getting quite porky now after eating nearly all my christmas chocolate (and there was an awful lot!!)

4. OK and now for the biggie (I'm breaking out in a sweat just even thinking about it!) - CRAFT SPENDING ON ESSENTIAL ITEMS ONLY (such as adhesives, card blanks etc and only when I have absolutely nothing of the above left) FOR THE WHOLE OF 2012! :eek:

I can do this - but I know I will need lots of support along the way so please join me fellow crafters, mortgage free wannabes and anyone else who wants a laugh (as I now most of posts are gonna start with .... but I so want the latest range from ........(fill gap with papermania, k&Co, martha stewart, my craft studio etc, etc!!!).

I will be strong.

Targets for me for 2012:-

1. To add at least £3000 to the pot in 2012
2. To only spend a maximum of £100 on crafting goodies in the whole year (I've trying to be realistic)
3. To loose at least 1 stone in weight over the course of 2012 (and not put it back on!!!)
4. To make more handmade gifts for christmas than 2011 - so the target I gonna aim for is 40 (Last year I made 39).

So bring on 2012!!!!
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  • *Jellie**Jellie* Forumite
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    Hi! I'm just thinking through my goals for next year and I'm considering a crafting essentials only policy too! We'll have to cheer each other on! Good luck
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Hi *Jellie*,

    Soulds like a good idea to me. Lets make our pact right now shall we? Good luck fellow craftaholic xxx
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    I've started early - I've just had marmite on toast instead of a thick layer of yummy nutella - oh the sacrifice!!
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  • babybloozbabyblooz Forumite
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    I am really interested in this thread. I can make some gifts using what is already in the house but don't know if I could do all of them. I will watch this thread with interest and anticipation! Hopefully I will get some inspiration!
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  • yukkibearyukkibear Forumite
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    Good luck with your 2012 goals. I've subscribed
  • Great thread, wish I could stick to an essential stash buying only but not poss due to my second job but I am going to try harder to make it work and get an income from it.

    How do I subscribe to the thread?

    Ps do you have a blog as I would love to see what you make x
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    edited 31 December 2011 at 4:08PM
    Hi lizalloareds,

    I hope I can stick to the essentials only but I really am breaking out in a sweat just thinking about it!!!!

    Your second job sounds cool - do you mind if I ask what it is?

    To subscribe you just need to go thread tools (on the green bar at the top of this thread (just above my first post) and then select subscribe and follow the instructions.

    I have got a blog - its one which I started agaes ago made a few posts and then stopped but I'm reserrecting it again and plan to keep it regularly updated with my creations and ramblings so please join me there. I don't think I'm allowed to state the blog address here - does anyone know how to link my blog to my craftingmad tag? Thanks xxx
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  • Hi if you go to my homepage you will be able to see what my other job is,

    just subscribed x
    September GC 30th aug-4th Oct £332.74/£375 NSD 3
    Gc Jan £234.85/200 :(Feb £298.92/280:(March £298.42/£280:( April £270.49/280:) May Gc £351.08/£350 June £300.06/280 July £256.15/£240
    Aug £318.74/£280
  • no homepage there
    September GC 30th aug-4th Oct £332.74/£375 NSD 3
    Gc Jan £234.85/200 :(Feb £298.92/280:(March £298.42/£280:( April £270.49/280:) May Gc £351.08/£350 June £300.06/280 July £256.15/£240
    Aug £318.74/£280
  • *Jellie**Jellie* Forumite
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    Pact made!!
    To link up your other place to here you need to go to quick links and edit your details. Then copy your URL to the homepage url.
    Wouls be great to see your other place. I have one too ;-)
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