Another month where I have spend more than I planned, whilst above shows my spending for June and my half year spend, and below is my intended spend for the year, broke down into different crafts.
I have blown most of the budget in just 6 months, my target was £1,000. My spend on yarn has used most of the craft budget, gardening is another section I will over spend on.
I am able to ignore all clothes and shoe shops, I've spent nothing again this month, but yarn and garden centers still call me. I have enough yarn and fabrics to last me months, cardmaking stock is good. So gardening is my weak spot at this time of year, I'm not going to set myself a new budget, I'm lucky this is only a guide, something I do for myself. I have been looking at my stash and trying to decide if I will use everything I own.
I saw this on the internet and thought it was good enough to share. I have been following this rule for over a year, we have saved loads of money, and if it's not in your home, you don't have to recycle it. Until your eyes are opened, it is so hard to imagine the amount of waste we have, cheap clothes being the worse.
I take almost nothing to charity shops, we have so very little to pass on, most inside our home will be used and worn, I still have more clothes than I need. I have decided any clothes and shoes will now be given direct to donating bins, not plastic bags collected at the door. Charity shops are good for passing things on, but the really poor still can't afford to buy, so clothes and shoes will be donated direct, it's just another small step.
Did you know July is plastic free month, we will be taking part, I know we will fail, as good as we are, plastic is so entrenched into our lives, so many times we pick up a box to find plastic inside, we order eco products which come in a plastic bag. It will be interesting to see how much we have learnt.
I did see on BBC news for the 1st 4 months of 2019 the UK produced more renewable energy than from other sorces, what great news, after all we are an island, we have a windy climate, just hope we can find a cheaper way to harness the power of the sea.