Wednesday, 31 December 2008

My goodies

I've decided to spend up to £20 each month so that I can build up some craft supplies. I've always denied myself this money in the past, preferring to spend it on 'necessities'.

Recently, however, I've been trying to define 'necessity' to myself, as well as trying to find true meaning and purpose in my life. I don't need a 'life's purpose' as such, but I do feel the need for more in my life that brings me love, meaning, happiness and joy.

I figured that budgeting money for doing crafts each month was an essential part of this process. It also gives the message to the Universe that I'm serious about this, so bring some more artistic streaks to my fingers and heart please!

Anyway, this morning two lovely packages arrived. I was so excited! The first was from Sarah at Paper and String. This woman knows how to wrap a parcel; I felt like I had received a present all for myself. Just look at it; all beautifully wrapped in tissue paper with a hand written note of thanks for my order:

Inside were three pieces of felt in beautiful pastel colours for making some blossom fairies. I had two packs of buttons; one gingham, one polka dots which I'll use to adorning lavender bags. There were three types of pretty ribbon; again these will be used for lavender bags and then the part I am most excited about - a make-your-own felt owl! I feel like a giddy child and am so looking forward to making my cute owl. Just look at him; isn't he the cutest fella you've ever seen?

I also had a parcel from eBay; I'll reveal the contents of it in another post.


  1. I like the idea of your craft budget. I am slowly building up my collection of fabric, tools, zips etc and it's lovely to be suddenly inspired to make something and have the necessary things on hand!

  2. I've been well under budget because I haven't been doing anything! I have however, splashed out a bit recently on some kits - I think I'll stick to kits until I get better at things ;)