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.

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30 replies since 4th September 2011 • Last reply 4th September 2011

... 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?

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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!

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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.

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exactly what I keep promising myself to do - but then I'm near the fabric shop and it seems rude not to go in!

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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.

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I hoard stash. It's a problem.Happy

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 Happy

And the clothes you keep because you really *need* 7 pairs of jeans worth of denim...

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Happens to me too Happy I find good deals can't not get things~ Thrift stores are my downfall Happy

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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 Happy

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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...

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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.

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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 : )

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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.

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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!"

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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 Happy my thrift store had a 50% off sale... I went to it >.<

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