craft supply hoarding
Am I the only person who buys new supplies when there is NO WAY they could use all of the supplies they currently have in the next year or so?
I have no idea why I do this. The other day I was in my friends second hand store and bought more buttons. To be honest, I have more buttons than I could ever use. Why did I buy more???
Please tell me that I am not the only one doing this. Is there hope for me to stop. I wanted to end that last sentence with LOL....but it probably isn't funny.
... buttons are awesome. you always need more buttons. I bought a fancy cookie-type jar to hold my buttons and i really want to fill it up. it's about 1/4 full now.
i like the framed letter covered in buttons that are popular now. perhaps, if you think you have too many buttons (unheard of!), you could do that?
You are not alone! Is there such a thing as too many buttons? Not in my mind!
Ooh and fabric - can't resist the remnant bin!
The problem is that when you come to make anything it's all too nice to use!
Lacey, I will look into button letters. That sounds like a good idea.
Julie, I have a similar relationship with fabric. I bought some fabric 2 years ago, with Frida Kahlo on it. I lay it out every now an then and admire it. I cut into it and didn't use the cut pieces and now I regret cutting it at all.
I think I am going to go on a one month craft "no buy" and see if I can break the buying/hoarding cycle.
exactly what I keep promising myself to do - but then I'm near the fabric shop and it seems rude not to go in!
I'm a total hoarder too. I have to be careful though cause I'm in a shared house so I don't have much space (I want a craft room!) Because I might have to move at any time for my job, I can't accumulate too much.
I do tend to hoard old stuff as well- like old t-shirts and ripped jeans, just incase I want them for a future project. At the moment I'm also collecting cardboard and jars.
I hoard stash. It's a problem.
I have floor to ceiling storage crates in what is euphemistically called my craft "corner" in the living room, but it creeps out across the whole room.
I counted at one point, and discovered I had over 400 sheets of peeloffs - who needs 400 sheets of peeloffs? I hate the things too.
Then theres the paper rule: You have to buy at least 3 sheets the same. One to use, one to sniff and stroke & look at, and one for spare
And the clothes you keep because you really *need* 7 pairs of jeans worth of denim...
Happens to me too I find good deals can't not get things~ Thrift stores are my downfall
I have so much craft stuff that my husband bought me a huge shed with skylights for the backyard so I could have a craft room. I put shelves in there and bought bins & storage containers to store all my goodies in. When I first seen the 10x7 shed I was like wow that's huge. I'm never going to run out if roo; now I'm like damn this needs a attic lol. I am a yarn hoarder because I knit but I'm sure I could never use all the yarn even if I made my house a blanket
I'll make you a deal Crystal, if you knit an entire house, I'll re-paper it every week for 5 years! And I'd still have paper left...
Libby, I am sure you will have a craft room someday! I have one and believe me it is never enough. Last night, I purged some clothes from storage that I knew I would never use to craft. I woke up this morning and had second thoughts, when I read your post. Aghhhhh.
Bindi, Goodness, I thought I was the only one who did that with paper. I quite collecting it when I started making fabric crafts. Now I look at meters of fabric and pet it : )
Panda, Thrift stores are part of my future "no buy." I get a lot of my fabric, yarn and buttons from thrift stores. It is all tumbling out of the craft room and flowing into the guest room LOL.
Crystal, if you make your house a blanket PPP (post pics please.)
I want to see that. Your craft shed sounds remarkable. You could run a business out of it. You must be proud : )
Corvus, I do photography and sell scarfs and hats so I'm planning on getting a business license this year so I can write off my new camera, lenses and the shed on my taxes this year. Crystals craft station aka my shed is awesome but I find that I'm buying way more stuff now because I have somewhere to put it, not because I'll use it. I just got a sewing machine so I'm starting to buy fabric and stuff to make back drops so when I get going on that I'll be sure to post on that because they are quite easy & cheap to make but very expensive to buy.
I'm also a bit of an craft hoarder. I keep buying colored paper while I have a box full of it. And I keep buying stickers. Smilies, Hearts, Fairies, Snoopy, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Letters, Forever Friends and so on.
I can't resist little stuff. Then I go: 'Oh, I like it and it isn't expensive.. Let's buy it!"
At a yard sale I saw a box of sewing supplies containing feet, tons of seam binding, clasps and elastic. I grabbed a roll of elastic, 2 things of lace seam binding, and a container of clasps. THen the owner told me the whole box was 25 cents. How could I turn that down? My sewing room is filled with so many things I couldn't turn down my thrift store had a 50% off sale... I went to it >.<
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