As mentioned here, I am going to take part in Carla's January No/Low Spend Challenge. So I have been stocking up on food items, granted they were on sale. Bought a few books from Bookcloseouts, again they were on sale, and bought material, once again on sale.
This material is for a baby quilt; I don't know the sex of the baby, and the mother is not finding out, so figured this was pretty neutral. There are five flannel fabrics altogether:
Not sure if you remember the stool I bought the other week that needs to be recovered? I picked up a metre of this material for $6 to recover it with:
It's a heavy weight tapestry and the lady was saying she also uses that material to make bags.
Now I do have a couple of bids in at the charity shop which I guess is spending that doesn't have to be done; but the money does go to a good cause. Are my excuses making any sense yet? I am sure I am not the only one who is doing this, am I?
I have been good though in putting my silver change in my sealed pot. I have also started saving up toonies and loonies in my other pot; I use that money for when gardening season starts. I am putting $20 away each week in both my Christmas and Birthday pots; and putting $50 away in my other pot, not sure what I am doing with that money just yet. I know I generally pay for the wood for the fire with that (nearly $900) and any other big things that come up.
I promise though to be good through January and although it won't be a no spend January, it will be a low spend January!!!