Hi everyone, I'm back. I've managed to book a spot on the computer to do a blog today. No just joking really. The girls only get the odd session on here. I prefer them to play real games than waste time like their mother!!! Most of what I do is research really though, isn't it?
This challenge I've signed up for is an interesting one. I'm sure some of you think I've gone nuts, but really, I haven't. No, not at all. You see it's all about not buying commercial stuff we really don't need. We don't have heaps of stuff, in fact we are really lacking in the furniture area. But we get by and there is plenty of room for the girls to do cartwheels in the big lounge this way.
Not it's all about making clothes, gifts, home items, growing food and food preserving. Kind of like the old way of living, but with the luxuries.
There will be mending and altering... I will make more clothes for the girls and me. I will still buy myself a pair of shoes for the summer and winter seasons. I won't be buying anything to wear for me though. I'm looking forward to having some clothes I've made myself.
Making use of the fabrics I already have... but I can still buy sewing items when necessary, even fabrics. But only for a particular project, not willy nilly purchasing!!
Making gifts for family, friends and each other as well... I will not buy any presents for other people. There are plenty of things I can make. I can still buy flowers and anything handcrafted is OK too. And the girls will still have things they need bought for them.
The idea is that I challenge myself to make do and create new. There will definitely be more coins in the jar as well after a year.
Should put a smile on their faces!
So to sum it up. Things I can buy: secondhand, handcrafted, shoes, underwear, sewing needs, plants, supermarket items, essentials for the girls and husband. I think that's it. Doesn't freek me out at all. I'm so busy with sewing and the girls these days that there isn't much time for the shops anyway.
I'm looking forward to seeing how the others manage the challenge as well. We will be able to share experiences and ways of doing things. Good luck to all of you who have taken up the challenge. It's not too late to join in either. Just click on dottie angel's picture in my sidebar and it will take you right there.