2021 - No Craft Spending - I WILL bust my stash and make pretty things!!!!

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edited 1 January at 12:38PM in Crafting
So after my failure in previous years, 2021 is most definitely the year I am going to try really hard to bust my stash!!!!
I have no choice as I have nowhere left to store craft goodies in my house. Its overflowing and annoying my poor suffering husband.
So have put myself on a self imposed craft spending ban during 2021. I cannot buy any new craft supplies except for adhesives once mine have run out, supplies for orders (for items which I already make - I have my own business on Etsy) or crafty storage (if really required and I don't have something already that can do the job).

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.

As I have failed miserably at my previous targets I may have to set the bar a little lower but always optimistic I am am going to start my target at 2021 
This will be a mixture of cards, scrapbook pages, project Life (I will class each page or handmade filler card 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 3 January at 7:48PM
    craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    edited 3 January at 7:48PM
    List of Participants
    Craftingmad 31/2021
    Betharooni  0/3
    Wraithlady 0/12
    Nimbo 18/250
    Vulpix Just craft away with no spending  :) 
    Luciecat63 0/13
    loopychris 0/50
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  • BetharooniBetharooni Forumite
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    Hi

    Can I join in for 2021? 2020 was a bust for me too, so I aim only to complete my existing projects before I buy anything new. My initial targets are:

    1. Finish mustard-coloured jumper I’m making for my Mum
    2. Finish “New England Homes: Summer” cross-stitch - just back-stitch to do
    3. Sew up knitted sewing kits

    Plenty more projects to do, but starting small.

    B x
    Save £15K in 2021 #13 £ £13,518.67/£15,000 / £17,032.87 saved in 2020
    Make £2021 in 2021 #2 £1,162.46/£2.021 / £1,897.24 made in 2020
    3-6 Month Emergency Fund £2,550.32/£5,000
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Hi

    Can I join in for 2021? 2020 was a bust for me too, so I aim only to complete my existing projects before I buy anything new. My initial targets are:

    1. Finish mustard-coloured jumper I’m making for my Mum
    2. Finish “New England Homes: Summer” cross-stitch - just back-stitch to do
    3. Sew up knitted sewing kits

    Plenty more projects to do, but starting small.

    B x
    Yes of course - its great to have you on board. Hopefully we will keep each other on track and you will get everything ticked off your list. 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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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    I'm off and running. Just made 3 cards so my total now stands at 3/2021 :) 
    Everybody has to start somewhere ;) 
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  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    Yeah, I'm in - did rather badly last year (mostly apathy, I'm afraid) so 2021 I Will Try Harder (or at least more consistently).
    My target is 12 items - I may revise this, depending how I do.
    I will be starting with the pile of UFO's (if I finish those, it's most of the way there):
    - Top for sister
    - Black short-sleeved top
    - Purple jersey top
    - Floral blouse
    - Gold waistcoat
    - Denim hex picnic blanket (fingers crossed will be able to use it this year!)
    - Bugs Bunny x-stitch
    - Cable jumper
    - crochet squares blanket (not far off now!)
    2021 Fashion on the Ration - 26/66 coupons used
    Crafting from stash only - 9/12 items finished
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Yeah, I'm in - did rather badly last year (mostly apathy, I'm afraid) so 2021 I Will Try Harder (or at least more consistently).
    My target is 12 items - I may revise this, depending how I do.
    I will be starting with the pile of UFO's (if I finish those, it's most of the way there):
    - Top for sister
    - Black short-sleeved top
    - Purple jersey top
    - Floral blouse
    - Gold waistcoat
    - Denim hex picnic blanket (fingers crossed will be able to use it this year!)
    - Bugs Bunny x-stitch
    - Cable jumper
    - crochet squares blanket (not far off now!)
    Don't worry I think the year 2020 gave us we can all be forgiven.
    Great to have you onboard Wraithlady - I cannot wait to see your finished projects.

    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
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    edited 2 January at 12:10PM
    Me again back with a further 2 card makes.
    I'm trying to be organised this year and make all my cards I need in advance as in the past I have had a last minute panic and gone out and bought stash which I really didn't need.
    My total now stands at 5/2021 :) 
    Hoping to start my 2021 Project Life album later today so will hopefully be back to declare more makes later :) 
    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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  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    Hiya all

    so I didn’t make my target last year but managed at least 225. And given it was a crazy busy year that’s kind of impressive. 

    So this year my target is 250. More achievable then last years but high enough. 

    I need to be resolute on the not spending - unless it’s to finish something off or for a specific purpose. 

    My pledge is not to spend unless it is a social thing. (I’ll go to classes with the materials included). I’ll be allowed to buy the finishers when I’ve got close to
    finishing (so the binding for my tree skirt - once it’s basically finished etc). And within a £50 budget for the year. This will be if I need to get things to make a gift. If I sell anything crafty that will augment the budget. Unless it gets to be lots of cash in which case the original £50 is clawed back. And that £50 is to cover the costs of the binding and flies I’ll need. I’ve only allowed this as a craft magazine subscription auto renewed and I managed to get it cancelled. 

    So far today I’ve recycled 5 boxes for Christmas decs. 

    I’ve made 12 labels for oils I got for Christmas and have repurposed 1 amazing wooden box to store the oils and some candles in. It kind of needs painting or something at it currently says twinnings on it - but it’ll do as is for now. 

    18  / 250. 

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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    nimbo said:
    Hiya all

    so I didn’t make my target last year but managed at least 225. And given it was a crazy busy year that’s kind of impressive. 

    So this year my target is 250. More achievable then last years but high enough. 

    I need to be resolute on the not spending - unless it’s to finish something off or for a specific purpose. 

    My pledge is not to spend unless it is a social thing. (I’ll go to classes with the materials included). I’ll be allowed to buy the finishers when I’ve got close to
    finishing (so the binding for my tree skirt - once it’s basically finished etc). And within a £50 budget for the year. This will be if I need to get things to make a gift. If I sell anything crafty that will augment the budget. Unless it gets to be lots of cash in which case the original £50 is clawed back. And that £50 is to cover the costs of the binding and flies I’ll need. I’ve only allowed this as a craft magazine subscription auto renewed and I managed to get it cancelled. 

    So far today I’ve recycled 5 boxes for Christmas decs. 

    I’ve made 12 labels for oils I got for Christmas and have repurposed 1 amazing wooden box to store the oils and some candles in. It kind of needs painting or something at it currently says twinnings on it - but it’ll do as is for now. 

    18  / 250. 
    Hi Nimbo, great to have you on board and what an amazing start you have got off to.
    Well done.
    I cannot wait to hear about all your makes and fingers crossed we can keep each other on the straight and narrow no craft spending route. 
    Good luck x 
    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%
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Sorry me again - just popping back in to report a further 6 makes for my total which takes me to 11/2022 (yey I'm in double figures :) )
    These were all items for orders from my Etsy shop:-
    3 x Angels in my pocket 
    3 x little bags of friendship
    Not lots of stash used but some so I'm counting them :) 
    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
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