Those of you who have been visiting for a while probably know this, but for you newer folks, I have to admit that I suffer from a bit of Crafty OCD. See any time I am introduced to a new craft or have a new project idea I go into overdrive. I research, shop and organize as much as I can, as quick as I can. Problem is, I don't always get to the crafting part. And when I do, I often start, but don't finish. I know, sad but true. Lots of unfinished craft projects around my house.
So, I have had Crafty OCD for two things this past week: fleece and stamp/scrapbook supplies. Lets start with the fleece. For some reason, the day after Christmas when looking at my Hancock's ad, I decided what next years presents are going to be and the main ingredient is fleece. And guess what, Hancock's was having a huge fleece sale! So, I went on my lunch hour last Friday. It was a long lunch and I ended up with tons of soft and pretty fleece (the pictures don't do the colors justice) for not much cash at all. And best part, pretty much every single family gift will be made out of this fleece. So for a little investment right now, I will be about to produce some seriously Frugal Yet Fabulous Holiday gifts for next year... and I WILL NOT wait till next December to make them!!!
My second obsession is stamps and scrap booking. I haven't been much into these crafts and only have a few supplies. Many of my Frugal Yet Fabulous Holidays craft projects involved paper this year, which I think helped me catch the bug. Then, I received a wonderful wooden box correspondence kit from a friend for Christmas that was filled with cards, paper and some clear block stamps. This gift helped the bug take over. I have had to keep myself from buying more supplies. It has been really hard. I did however buy some containers to organize the small set of supplies I already have. Yeah for Christmas clearance. The containers snap together. It is actually two sets that I attached to each other (storing the extra lid with handle for later). This set up allows me to store my supplies and transport them easily too.
Better believe I am going to be watching the sales ads for stamps and paper sales over the coming months... I just can't help it, but at least I wont be buying full price and I'll have more crafts to share with you :)