Wow, some money has been spent recently, which is where you, my blog comes in handy to keep me accountable to the end of the year - I don't want to come so far only to overspend in the last couple of months!
First up came a 75c sale at the Silhouette online store. I used up the voucher that came with the machine and bought a few extra images. Hopefully I have chosen images that will all be useful. The good thing is that now I know they have sales, I will wait for the next one before I buy any more images. I don't know what the exchange rate was at the time, but I spent something like about $5. Not too damaging so far!
But now for the big spend with the big story. At the start of last year, I signed up for a "Bazzill in a box" subscription, where I received a pizza box full of cardstock in the colours of my choice, every 3 months. The problem was, of course, I wasn't using it as fast as I was getting it. Just another step on the road that created the need for "spend less, craft more".
Now, you might think I would have just cancelled the subscription outright at the start of the year, but . . . the second last box I received last year was in the wrong colours, so when I pointed it out to them, they gave me the next box for free, only charging me for postage. Now call me soft, but I just felt bad about that last box being free and wanted to buy just one more. I did put it back quite a few times, but eventually sent in my colour requests for August. The weeks went by and still no parcel . . . maybe they'd lost my order and weren't going to send it at all? I started to think maybe that was a good thing, and wondered whether to cancel the box . . . but what if I sent the request when the parcel was on its way to me in the mail? I adopted a bit of a "head in the sand" approach and did nothing at all, hoping the problem would go away, even spending a big $50+ at my LSS. But of course it didn't go away, and one day, at the end of September, a pizza box arrived on my doorstep. I'm actually really happy with the box, I only ordered colours where I have a real gap - I was totally out of white, and other than that it's almost all blues and greens, both colours I will be using.
9 months in, I see it as a challenge. Bring it on, I say!