I am a craft hoarder.
What I have hoarded:
- Stacks of fabric scrapes
- Beads, buttons and trinkets
- Laces, trims, ribbons and yarns.
- Coloured and patterned cardstocks
- Craft scissors and design punches
- Coloured pens and markers.
Above photos you see here now are just the tip of the iceberg. I have cartons, cupboards and drawers of craft supplies that have been collecting dusts for years. It all started with unplanned shopping of craft materials. Scenarios like I saw a beautiful beads necklace and thought of recreating a cheaper version by DIYing; magazines showcased DIY tutorials to upcycle old clothes triggered me to buy beads and laces; after buying, I became too lazy to begin the craft project.
I still remember five years ago, I was so surprised to find a cheap craft shop that I bought all the pretty little beads and wires without thinking what I wanted to do with them. In the end, after buying, the materials were not enough to complete whatever crafts I have imagined. Too ambitious and overconfident resulted in lost passion.
I always thought I was saving money when I overbought during sale time. The logic I made was that I will use the items one day. However, either the items went out of trend or I have already lost interest in the particular hobby.
Now I have limited my budget when on shopping. Before I buy anything, I will recall of my forgotten hoards of craft supplies. Now I am wrecking my head on what I can do with all the leftover supplies. Any ideas?