I have been collecting craft supplies for a lot of years. Probably 25 years. I use up a lot of supplies when I make things...but honestly, there seems to be no way I can "make" fast enough.
For years I've enjoyed taking old stuff and repurposing it into new stuff. I was constantly on the look out for vintage sewing & kitchen items, baby shoes, old china pieces and bakeware, buttons, baubles, and bows....well you get the idea. Plus I've always been quick to make a purchase at those after Christmas clearance sales...actually after anything clearance sales!!
This year I decided it was time to use up as much of the accumulated stuff as possible. That means no buying additional supplies unless it's absolutely needed to complete a project.
Like glue sticks or fiberfill for instance.
I'm happy to say that so far I've been successful!!
I haven't had to buy anything yet...not even glue sticks. I discovered that I hoard those too!!
Here's a look at some of the things I've made for my two upcoming craft shows!
There's more in the works!
The only negative thing so far....most everything I'm making is small in size. There doesn't appear to be less of anything as far as supplies go. But I'll keep at it!