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( Feb. 3rd, 2016 08:18 am)
I have a great deal of stuff. So much so that I seem to be continually culling it. I also didn't save as much money as I wanted over the last year. So over the next year I'm going to try not to buy stuff. I'm not big on vows but here is the plan:

-NO aquisition of manchester- sheets, towels, teatowels, shower curtains. Really, I have enough for now. Well, for a long time actually.
-No buying of clothes, except possibly a bit of underwear. Mostly if I need/want something I can make it.
-No yarn. I have plenty to keep me in knitting for ages. No fluff until I've spun what I have- to do this I'd have to actually do some spinning.
-No kitchen gear, crockery, glassware
-Fabric is harder. I will try not to buy unless I need something particular for a project. The stash is large and quite varied but I am not going to pass up at least looking at unusual fabric sales.

Exemptions:
-If something breaks beyond mending, then I can replace it
-Plans and eventual purchases for the outside of the house. Dealing with these is part of the point of saving money.
-New books in series I love but ebook form is encouraged.
-Notions can be bought when needed. I mostly try not to buy these on spec anyway with the exception of shell and metal buttons.
-Wardrobes if I get that far with the front room project.
-stripey blanket and bowl for medjeeval purposes

To aid this, I am in the process of unsubscribing from email lists that try to sell me things. I shall try to visit galleries and go for walks instead of shopping. Though given my major pursuit is the making of clothes, some shopping for inspiration is allowed.

Let's see how I go.
How do you like my room divider? After taking the dead passion vine down, I was hating looking at the blank fence. Putting this old screen up gives at least some interest to the eye, I can grow something up it, and it is out of the corridor! I really like it but in the 12+ years I've owned it, I've never really found a good use for it. So it is both evicted from the house and serves a useful and pretty purpose. Win I think.


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( Feb. 1st, 2012 02:01 pm)
So I dropped off a box of discards at the local opshop just now. Of course I had a look in the shop. Now I'm the proud owner of a pair of hand cut crystal whisky glasses. Cost me the princely sum of $6. Pity I haven't any whisky in the house, might have to do something about that. It'll cost far more than the glasses!
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( Jan. 29th, 2012 07:50 pm)
My linen cupboard was overflowing. I decided this was silly. One woman should not need more than a double wardrobe of bedding! So I had a bit of a cull. This delightfully fine linen was bought eons ago at Home Yardage when it still existed. I'd made this length into a sleeping bag liner that had been used only once. So it got evicted- but will now return as a nightdress. So Dr Q- I have one too!

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