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No Craft Spending in 2020 - I will bust my stash this year!!!

edited 1 January at 7:25PM in Crafting
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edited 1 January at 7:25PM in Crafting
So after my failure this year I am most definately going to try really hard to bust my stash in 2020 so have put myself on a self imposed craft spending ban during 2020. I originally thought of 20 months of No spending but thought given my last feeble attempts I thought I'd start with just a year and see how I get on.

So the rules are I cannot buy any new craft supplies except for adhesives once mine have run out, supplies for orders (for items which I already make) or crafty storage.

Other than that I hope to use only things from my stash and not get tempted by the new shiny objects which keep being released.

My aim is to make 2020 items during the year.
This will be a mixture of cards, scrapbook pages, project Life (I will class each page as one item), handmade items - in fact a real mixture of things as I'm sure I have all the supplies I need to make pretty much everything I can think of!

Would anybody care to join me?
The rules are simple - there are no hard and fast rules apart from what you want them to be. The aim is to use our crafty stash without buying more but of course if you do weaken and grow your stash just come in and confess your sins and you will be forgiven ;)

You can set your own target of how many items you would like to make using your stash or just a certain number of time you want to not buy for. Whatever works for you is ok with me :)
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  • edited 25 March at 4:10PM
    craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    edited 25 March at 4:10PM
    Participants and targets

    craftingmad 622/2020
    Betharooni 1/150
    rosie51 61/150
    magical 9/35
    kathrynha 11/52
    wraithlady 2/25
    dallam20 9/150
    borollan 0/20
    chocolatedrinker 2/100
    emsi_b 552
    loopychris 59/100
    ziggy2407 56/52 :):):)
    cupcakecraftscuddlycanine 3/52
    clodagh trubble 20/52
    nimbo 17/400
    eyebright 5/100
    maggie065 0/100
    Best Auntie 0/18
    vulpix 6/10
    jane1859 0/50
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • BetharooniBetharooni Forumite
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    Hi

    Please can I join for 2020? Have got assorted craft stuff between my mum and I, including wool, fabric and paper crafting stash. Will put my initial target at 150 items to make but hope I will smash that target.

    B x
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Betharooni wrote: »
    Hi

    Please can I join for 2020? Have got assorted craft stuff between my mum and I, including wool, fabric and paper crafting stash. Will put my initial target at 150 items to make but hope I will smash that target.

    B x

    Great to have you on-board Beth. Can't wait to hear about all your makes. Good luck x
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
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    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
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  • edited 30 December 2019 at 5:29PM
    rosie51rosie51 Forumite
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    edited 30 December 2019 at 5:29PM
    Count me in please 50 makes.
    2020 Stash makes/destash 61/150
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    rosie51 wrote: »
    Count me in please 50 makes.

    Great to have you on board Rosie. Can't wait to see your make sand hear all about your journey :)
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    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
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    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
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  • magicalmagical Forumite
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    Please can i join. I think i did one a couple of years ago bit was to unwell to craft last year. I'm now feeling motivated again. Can you put me down for 35 please. Not a high target but due to chronic illness I don't want to put to much pressure on myself x
    Comping for christmas x
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  • kathrynhakathrynha Forumite
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    Count me in. Not promising to buy nothing, but just to buy replacements for stuff I've used up.

    I'll go for 52 makes. One a week. It fits in with my doctor encouraging me to make sure I have quality me time, and encouraging the stress relieving-ness of crafting.
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  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    I'll join as well, if I may - I still have far too much fabric.

    I will set my target as 25 - OH has been promised a waistcoat or two for his birthday so 2 a month should be do-able.
  • dallam20dallam20 Forumite
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    I'd love to join in. Need to use my mountain of craft stash and not add to it!!
    My aim for 2020 is to make 150 items from existing stash so that's around 3 a week. I always make about 80 Christmas cards so the other 70 items are realistic.
    I will allow myself to buy consumables such as card blanks, white card, glues when I need them.

    I don't want to waste money this year as I have lots of lovely supplies already.
  • edited 31 December 2019 at 10:08PM
    borollanborollan Forumite
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    edited 31 December 2019 at 10:08PM
    Please may I join in
    My wool stash is now overflowing into the wardrobe, despite having extra shelving/storage bought a couple of months ago
    two of everything in water colours
    a camera lens untried

    Put me down for
    a knitted poncho, a cardigan, a baby blanket, a jumper and one other (5)
    a Water Colour Journal made and used
    a crochet project (chair cover)
    my deviant art updated monthly with new stock photos (12)
    I have a lace sewing project to finish also
    thats 20 projects
    Stop Buying **** We Don't Need :D
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