Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Friday, 31 August 2018

August, where did that month go

Good low spending month was the comment I was going to have here, then I remembered to add the yarn purchase, opps not such a low spend. 

 I'm not sure if this is brave or stupid, below is the monthly totals for the last few years. 
Each year I was improving, until I finished work, more time for crafting at more cost, but I do get huge enjoyment from my crafts, and soon I should have an income form the bags I am making.  
I have added a tab at the top of my blog 'Made for selling', plus I have had some local interest.
My steps have dropped to such a poor level, I have stopped my early morning walk, for reasons I won't go into, so weight has not improved, but I have not put any extra pounds on.
Our plastic waste is still dropping, both hubby and I are always looking for a green solution, hubby has stopped buying bread and he is again making our own, another plastic wrapper stopped entering our home. We purchased some stretch plastic lids to replace stretch and seal, these are working so well, I'm looking to get more, they are plastic, but are reusable. It's little steps but they are working for us,  I have a couple more improvements, but I add them bit at a time, poor hubby gives me some strange looks every now and then.
Our water saving is OK, we are not big on this, but we have sorted more water storage in the garden, the hope is to eliminate the use of mains water for the garden. I have changes planned for my greenhouse, which will embrace low water use.


  1. Your spending has gone up but if you think of some hobbies, it's quite cheap in comparison. I'm sure you'll get lots of sales of your bags and cushions.

  2. Your bags should be great sellers and you always use such lovely fabric. My biggest purchase since my car three years ago, was an embroidery machine. Once i get to grips with it, I’ll be a happy woman. We don’t go out to eat much and don’t drink alcohol so I reckon I spend my money on thigs I enjoy-crafting in most forms.

  3. I hope you get lots of sales from your bags, they are lovely. I think as long as you are getting enjoyment from your hobbies you can justify the spending, I think we would all have a surprise if we wrote all those little purchases down, lol

  4. Perhaps you have speculated to accumulate. By the time your sales come in you may be really well off.

  5. If you enjoy your crafting, which you obviously do, and can afford the supplies, then why not? Selling the things you love to make is a great idea, it'll help to fund it all.

  6. I am sure you will get lots of sales from your bags … and it's a hobby you really enjoy!

    All the best Jan

  7. Good luck with your sales, your bags are sure to be a huge hit.

  8. Like you, I probably spend more on crafts since retiring but I am loving it!



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