2022 - No Craft Spending - I WILL bust my stash and make pretty things!!!!!

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So after my failure in previous years, 2022 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 and son.
So have put myself on a self imposed craft spending ban during 2022. 
As a total ban has not worked well for me in the past I have decided to set a budget of £300 for the year for me to treat myself to new supplies. I am not going to include in my budget buying adhesives or supplies for orders (for items which I already make - I have my own business on Etsy) as long as I have nothing left in my stash which I can use and I am allowing crafty storage as extra if really required and I don't have something already that can do the job as I figure being organised will help me see the stash I already have.

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 2022 
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 and stay within our crafty budget 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 amount of time you want to not buy for. Whatever works for you is ok with me 
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  • edited 10 January at 4:12PM
    craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    edited 10 January at 4:12PM
    Participants

    1. crafting mad  21/2022      crafty budget spent £0/£300
    2. Betharooni 0/100
    3. nimbo 38/250                 crafty budget spent £17/£250
    4. bit by bit 8/52                 crafty budget £2/£25
    5. Auti 1/150                      crafty budget £0/£300
    6. Wraithlady 1/12
    7. BooksAndBudgets
    8. DiscountDuck 0/50
    9. Edwink  0/25                  crafty budget £0/£50
    10.Animaltrib6 thing made  crafty budget £0/£30  
    11.frizz2 0/50                      crafty budget £0/£50
    12.kingfisher500 0/104
    13.SnowflakeBunny 0/12    crafty budget £0/£50
    14.Tiggermad no target
    15.JAIMEDODGER  1/52   11/300
    16. emsi_b 0/100
    17. Deb4 0/50                    crafty budget £0/£100

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  • BetharooniBetharooni Forumite
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    Hi

    I 100% need to join this for 2022, I have so much to do craft-wise, including knitting, sewing, cross-stitch, card-making and rug-making. Would be nice to work through my projects and stuff this year and start with a clean slate in 2023. I will start with a target of 100 items. My initial items to target are a a lilac jumper that I am knitting for my Mum (sleeves, neckband and sewing up left to do), finishing touches to house cross-stitch (back-stitching left) and a Beauty and the Beast rug, which I started a few days ago for something different to do. Will post pictures of my projects as regularly as I can.

    B x
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  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    Hiya 

    I’ve not done a stock take for this year yet but will do by nye. 

    My make target for the year will be 250. 

    My spend target will be £250 - including anything. I’ve just moved house so will be planning to get stuff on the walls etc so frames and things like that will count. 

    Aims for this month  -

    sort out my craft room. 

    Label the box’s the removal men left in the garage. They are labelled on the side and the ends are exposed. 🤦🏼‍♀️

    Bottle sloe gin. 

    Frame and hang some stuff. 




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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Hi

    I 100% need to join this for 2022, I have so much to do craft-wise, including knitting, sewing, cross-stitch, card-making and rug-making. Would be nice to work through my projects and stuff this year and start with a clean slate in 2023. I will start with a target of 100 items. My initial items to target are a a lilac jumper that I am knitting for my Mum (sleeves, neckband and sewing up left to do), finishing touches to house cross-stitch (back-stitching left) and a Beauty and the Beast rug, which I started a few days ago for something different to do. Will post pictures of my projects as regularly as I can.

    B x
    you sound like you have a great plan. I cannot wait to see your progress x
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE]£7k BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    nimbo said:
    Hiya 

    I’ve not done a stock take for this year yet but will do by nye. 

    My make target for the year will be 250. 

    My spend target will be £250 - including anything. I’ve just moved house so will be planning to get stuff on the walls etc so frames and things like that will count. 

    Aims for this month  -

    sort out my craft room. 

    Label the box’s the removal men left in the garage. They are labelled on the side and the ends are exposed. 🤦🏼‍♀️

    Bottle sloe gin. 

    Frame and hang some stuff. 



    Wishing you lots of happiness in your new house. 
    I cannot wait to hear about all your crafty makes and see your house transforming into a home for you x
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE]£7k BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2021 5/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2022 15/2022 Crafty Budget £0/£300

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • bit_by_bitbit_by_bit Forumite
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    I would love to join. I don't want to spen anything but I think it is a sensible idea to have a budget for necessary items. I am going for a very budget of £25.00 but I shouldn't need even that.

    I have always put off crafting despite my room full of stuff as it is something I want to do and other things take precedence. Anyhoo, I am aiming to make 52 craft items. I have a large stash of wool, fabric, kits. cross stitch and any number of other things. I have to finish off some part part made things first which I will also count.

    Looking forward to the challenge, bring it on 2022.  :smiley:
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  • AutiAuti Forumite
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    Hello. I would like to join please. I like doing a variety of crafting so have lots of different materials :) I would like to set a budget of £300 and even have a petty cash book so I can keep track of spending :). I am new to this forum so please let me know if I post incorrectly - I never mean any disrespect :) . Thank you very much.
  • AutiAuti Forumite
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    Hello. I have just realised I have not put a make target, apologies. I think the target will be around 150 items as some will be small and some will be more time consuming. Thank you.
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    I would love to join. I don't want to spen anything but I think it is a sensible idea to have a budget for necessary items. I am going for a very budget of £25.00 but I shouldn't need even that.

    I have always put off crafting despite my room full of stuff as it is something I want to do and other things take precedence. Anyhoo, I am aiming to make 52 craft items. I have a large stash of wool, fabric, kits. cross stitch and any number of other things. I have to finish off some part part made things first which I will also count.

    Looking forward to the challenge, bring it on 2022.  :smiley:
    Great having you on board bit by bit.
    I cannot wait to hear all about your crafty makes x
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE]£7k BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2021 5/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2022 15/2022 Crafty Budget £0/£300

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Auti said:
    Hello. I would like to join please. I like doing a variety of crafting so have lots of different materials :) I would like to set a budget of £300 and even have a petty cash book so I can keep track of spending :). I am new to this forum so please let me know if I post incorrectly - I never mean any disrespect :) . Thank you very much.
    Fantastic having you on board Auti and welcome to our crafty challenge.
    I cannot wait to see your creations and look forward to our updates x
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE]£7k BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2021 5/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2022 15/2022 Crafty Budget £0/£300

    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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