I added WHAT to my stash?

Reverb Day Two:
What was your most significant expenditure in 2012?

It doesn’t have to be necessarily the biggest expenditure, just the one with the most impact.

What difference has it made to your life?

It’s been a quiet year on the spending front, but the little bits and pieces I have been buying have been with purpose. I think it’s given me a new appreciation of the amount of crap supplies I already have in my studio. 2013 is going to be the stash busting year, as I save my pocket money for a new sewing machine. Possibly the one thing that does stick out that has made the biggest impact on my creative life, is a new camera and new computer – the new camera because it’s a delightful little toy, and the computer because it’s a speed demon and makes it possible for me to edit, blog and share photos in a reasonable time frame, rather than the post side of things sucking my enthusiasm for my projects and crafts.

And in the vein of spending, how’s this for some random stash additions this week:

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The floss bobbins are one of those small things that are actually going to save money, because I can organise all my new stranded floss, and it won’t get tangled, or lost, or doubled up. And the other? Yep. Tubular bandage. After seeing Corrie over at Retro Mummy post about Waldorf dolls, and then at camp, seeing Kayscha’s Waldorf doll, I added it to my must-do, with a set of mini dollies planned for Miss Butterfly’s Christmas present. The first doll, though, is a little Elf to cause mischief on the shelf of the Dove house. And she is looking mighty cute, if I do say so myself! A post on that tomorrow, I can’t use up all my Christmassy things in one post, lest I run out of fodder for Car’s Advent blog-along!

Today we’ve been taking it easy. Swings and tea parties and playing dollies and reading stories. Inhaling cake at dangerous speeds. Hey, it’s chocolate cake with royal icing, and I have no self control, but it’s a cake for me, which means no calories. Right? Secret Santa is well underway, with an expected completion rate of 75% by this evening. The ironing is screaming at me. the washing on the line begging to be brought in before the rain. I’d hoped to start a quilt, but that looks less and less likely. Maybe just a fabric Christmas wreath with the children after school. Little things that make for big memories. We are on the countdown to St Nicholas’ Day (December 6) and the excitement is mounting! It’s December, it’s the silly season, and it’s the kind of Monday where I either sink or swim, so I’m channeling my inner Dory. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…

{also linking up with Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash}

3 responses to “I added WHAT to my stash?

  1. I so agree about the time taken to edit photos eating up precious time. My laptop is an old dinosaur and cannot cope with too many photos …. So for Christmas this year I am getting a new laptop with a big brain. I have been suffering through for about 18 months and cannot wait to upgrade. Well done on the floss cards…I need to sort out my messy floss too.

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