Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Getting Ready To Bust Some Stash

You may have noticed a buttton on my sidebar that identifies my blog as participating in "Stashbusting September". This is the brainchild of Robin over at her blog The T-Shirt Diaries. Robin hosts a regular link party called Upcycled Awesome which, as the name implies, is focused on projects that are re-purposed, re-invented, upcycled, etc.

A logical extension of re-using stuff is using the stuff we already have and the worst kept secret among those of us creative types is we tend to have tons of ahem, "stuff". And I don't know about you, but as much "stuff" as I have, I can always buy more. So I was hesitant at first to sign up for Stashbusting September, wondering whether I could resist the lure of the JoAnn's and Michaels 40 and sometimes even 50% coupons, or the pull of the Dollar Tree and Goodwill and I decided I definitely should, and I could. We'll see about that! No new craft supplies or thrift store pickups in September! EEEEK!

There's still time to sign up to be a "Stashbusting" blog...You can check out all of the details and see the other 34 bloggers who are participating  here.



And Robin knows we are mere mortals so she's made provisions for an "oops". Not that I'm planning on needing this button or anything.



13 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm doing it too. I must confess, I popped out to buy a few things today in preparation but now - a whole month. I know I can do it, but will I?

Christine said...

I just posted about this too. We can do it ladies! LOL--I bet there will be a sharp rise in sales in the first week in October though!!

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Cecily said...

I'm in too, and I'm excited. Too often I find myself buying stuff I could have done without at JoAnn's and elsewhere just because I thought I needed that PARTICULAR button or whatever to really make a project a knock-out. It'll be a good exercise in creative problem solving, I think.

And, yes, you can bet that there will be a spike in sales at JoAnn's the first week of October. :)

Lori said...

Well, all I can say is, it's a wonderful idea, but I doubt whether I'd be able to hold off on buying more, but best wishes to you all! lol!

Sandra said...

Wow that is a commitment to stay out of the fun stores for a month. Anyway I would have to ban myself from the stores because I would not be able to just windowshop...I would have to buy something. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Catch A Falling Star said...

I know your pain. I recently found an amazing Goodwill that I've been adicted to so I was like.."can I do this??" But yeah, I have alot of stuff so one month of not outings will probably be a good thing lol.

porschebc said...

Can you make it 1 whole month ??

BEAR's Mom said...

since my paydays are the 15th and 30th of the month i did a lot of damage online 2 days ago :D
however...those 40% coupons from ACMOORE keep calling me to buy some adhesive and a new stamp every few days.......can i make the team.........it'll be hard...

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Wow! I don't think I could do it! Maybe in June or July...but September is when they start putting out the Halloween decor that I am obsessed with. :)

chocoholic said...

Tag! You're it!

http://achocoholicsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/09/friendly-game-of-tag.html

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh gosh, this is adorable!!! I'm still trying to build my stash! (I know my husband would appreciate this one...lol)
Hugs
xox

Christine said...

I went by two craft stores today, and felt a twinge of pain...but I'm okay...how are you? LOL

Umm..I tagged you too, oops!