Judy over at Patchwork Times does this stash report that I think is great! Specially considering that I want to go on a crafting diet this year. She says we get to start at zero today so that’s what I’m doing. 🙂 I’ll report in each Sunday with the numbers.
Fabric Used (or removed) this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 0 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2017: 0 yards used
Yarn Used (or removed) this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 0 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Yarn for 2017: 0 yards used
pssssst – in full disclosure, I think I should say that I’ve been buying up a bunch getting ready for 2017. LOL Well… Not really a bunch, but I’m feeling the pressure so I’ve not been as picky as I normally am. Plus I’m kicking myself for not getting more of the Loops & Threads Woolike yarn from Michaels yesterday… It’s a nice soft yarn that’s 85% acrylic and 15% nylon, is a #1 weight, come 678 yards to a skein and is typically around $3 a skein. Yesterday and the day before they were on sale for only $1.29… Yea… I guess I got enough. I purchased 12 in the store yesterday & 15 online on the first day of the sale (when I didn’t think I’d be getting to a Michaels store). Plus, Joann’s had a really good yarn sale too. Now, before I disclose how much I bought yesterday (which don’t count towards the totals above because it was in 2016), let me say that my shopping trip was my Christmas present from my hubby. He gives me a budget and let’s me go pick out what I want from Joann’s & Michaels and we go eat at Olive Garden.
So. Yea. Anyhow… I actually came in under the amount hubby gave me to spend!?! And that was including a new TY beanie baby cat that my little girl is collecting (at $6.99 a piece) and her M&Ms which cost $1.49 at Joanns. Anyhow, here’s what I got.
This is my little girls growing collecting of the TY beanie baby kitty cats so far. They are in order (from left to right) from oldest to newest. Santa brought her #4. Today she got #5 which was included in my budget. 🙂
See that floral fabric on the bottom left? My little girl pulled that bolt of fabric off the shelf, put it in the cart, and asked me if I could make her a dress from it! AWWWWWW! So, even thought the price of the fabric was $12.99 a yard (and I can’t remember when I paid that much for a yard of fabric – not even Tula Pink) I bought just a 1/4 yard which is enough to make the bodice of a dress for her. I’ll make the bottom skirt part in a solid pink to match since she absolutely -loves- pink! She melts my heart all the time, she’s such a sweet little girl.
I Got the Christmas kitty & puppy fabric because I just couldn’t resist! I mean serious, LOOK! It’s so darn cute! Vintage theme is my love.
The bunny print and the blue rolled up, I’m not sure, but I’m thinking I’ll split the bunny print between a dress bodice and trim for an Easter basket for her.
Butterfly print – because why not? We both love butterflies. lol
I’ve never used a water-soluble fabric glue pen before, but I’ll let you know sometime next week how it works. I’m using it for EPP hexies.
The yarn – well – let me say that I don’t have any of it set aside for any projects. Yet. LOL But I know I’m going to find things that I want to make so I wanted to make sure that I have some yarn just in case. We’ll see how long it lasts if I’m on a craft supply diet.
Anyhow, here’s a tally of what I bought:
- 43 skeins of yarn (this is not counting the ones I bought online)
- 1 package of colorful cardstock
- 3.5 yards of fabric
- a Fons & Porter water-soluble fabric glue pen
- 2 Buttercream journals
- 1 package of jewelry connectors
- my little girls new TY beanie baby cat (#5 in the pic above)
- her tube of mini M&M’s that she just had to have also 😉
Total retail value would have been around $250
Thanks to sales and coupons, I paid a grand total of $67.69!!! (including tax)
$17.32 from Michaels & $50.37 from Joanns. (pst – my budget was only $75)
Plus, I forgot to mention that I got back $6 from Ibotta (Use the referral link and not only do I get credit but YOU get an extra $10 when you redeem your first rebate! 🙂 ) They had a rebate for $1 off any Big Twist Rainbow Classic and another rebate for $5 when you spend at least $35. Both rebates were for Joanns. 🙂 So I guess that brings my total down to $61.69 😉
Yea. I’m a happy lady!
How about you? Are you trying to curb your fabric / yarn spending? Or interested in trying to use your stash instead of buying more? Or just curious as to how much fabric / yarn you have coming in versus using? Let me know in the comments below.