Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Sunday, 31 March 2019

March roundup.

My spending is still far to high for this years challenge, I purchased more items I required for my loom, and more yarn for the loom, plus another add to my yarn stash for knitting. My gardening spend rose this month, I have itchy fingers and want to be outside, hands in dirt. One of the bigger spends on gardening was unplanned, my sister gave me a blueberry bush, so I had to buy a huge pot and compost.
I have one cost in my clothes list, I have almost finished knitting my jumper, so I deducted the cost of the yarn from my stash list and put it on my clothes list, plus 2 pairs of sandals. Maybe I need to rethink my targets, having more time for craft is expensive. I am trying to use some of my stash as well.

We had an expensive month, 2 trips away, most of our spending money in Liverpool came for our £2 saving jar, we had £260 saved, but it was fun. Plus we had to pay for our new windows and doors, already we have lowered the temperature in the house, and neither of us are feeling cold, the draughts have gone.

I also purchased a new glass kettle, our old kettle still worked (we passed it on via our local facebook recycle page), I don't often buy anything, just because.

Waste is still being watched, no food waste at all which is very pleasing, I have also been shopping at our local hardwear shop, where most of the items are not wrapped in plastic, I want some hanging pot liners, they had them in B&Q, but they were wrapped indivulially in plastic, so I refused to purchase them, at our local hardwear shop, they came in a huge cardboard box and you just pull out the ones you need, I am waiting for the size I need to come back in stock.

I was also given a huge pile of books to read, another saving.
So a pleasing another pleasing month. 


  1. I’m trying to reduce single use plastic but it’s not as easy as I thought it was going to be!

    Are blueberries easy to grow?

    1. I grow all my fruit in big pots along a sunny fence. Blueberries are easy to grow and after a couple of years crop well, all I do each September is cut back some of the woody old growth, as instructed by Monty.

  2. I admire how you watch your spending! My DD is planting a huge veggie garden so I hope I will get some free food this summer. My DH is doing a lot of labor for her. I just do flowers.

  3. I think you do so well with recording your spending, it certainly makes you realise the cost of crafting!
    Have a lovely holiday

  4. The enjoyment you get from crafting is so wonderful, when I think what I hear some people pay for a meal out at a fancy restaurant for two, your spends are minimal



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