March 17, 2006
Using Up the Supplies

creative perspectivesOver at Simple Sparrow, a crafter’s weblog I’ve just run across via Whip Up, I found a challenge I will take on.

Use What You Have Month
No new supplies in April.


I’m not, perhaps, as crazy about purchasing supplies as some people are, but even so, I’ve got a sizable stock of paint, papers, fabrics and other creative toys. And lately, I’ve had a craving to be crafty so I might just get some of these things used up next month!

It’s hugely fun to improvise when you don’t have just the right thing. What’s close enough? How can you modify what you already have? I’ll bet you can find all sorts of ways to use the remainders and oddments you have sitting around or maybe, like me, you have some completely new, untouched supplies to work with.

There’s even a Flickr group for people to post photos of what they’ve been making with their stash of old stuff: usewhatyouhave. So go ahead and join in, and make some space for new stuff later this year.

Posted by kuri at March 17, 2006 02:47 PM


I have a heap of fabric that needs to be made into cushion covers.. interested in a sewing day soon?

Posted by: T on March 17, 2006 03:17 PM
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