Getting rid of clutter is also on the list of focus for this month. I have a lot of supplies but have a hard time finding them. I love the dollar store for storage baskets. I picked up a few of the medium ones (blue ones on bench) which will help with seasonal supplies such as ornament balls and deco mesh rolls.
My main motivation? Honey set aside a nice cash egg for my birthday this year. I can do whatever I want with it. Go out to eat? Go out of town for the day? Go antiquing? Go craft shopping? Put it aside for whenever I feel like shopping? He told me it was for me to spend however I wish guilt-free. I haven't really bought much in crafting supplies because I'm not working right now. While we are fine as is, I feel that if I'm going to spend money in a type of frivolous manner, I should contribute more to the day to day expenses. I'm not a fan of shopping in general, but craft shopping, I love to do this. To have ideas sprout to life in my mind while I browse craft shops makes me so happy. So in order to buy more supplies, I have to make room. I can't just leave them in a clutter mess, still in the shopping bags to be forgotten until the cleaning bug bites again. Or worse, while in the middle of a project and I'm looking for something I need but can't find it. It's also a good time to take inventory of what I have so I don't end up buying more of what I don't need.
Here's Butters and his chair that he has claimed and started destroying. He likes to climb up on it and bark at anyone passing by the window. Now that he has a perch, he's spending most of his day in here. He only chews on the top of the chair, so with a chair cover it should be easy enough to disguise the damage. The chair is very comfortable for me to sit in for long periods of time. I'm short, but in this chair my feet can rest on the ground without my legs falling asleep from lack of circulation.
My sister-in-law stopped by today and brought me these as a treat from a yard sale she was at. There are a bit of vintage threads there, ranging in sizes from 30 to 8. The small ball of J&P Coats is a nice light brown color. It's like a light coffee color. I have the tatting project in mind for it already.
For this year I think I'm going to go antiquing with an early dinner to celebrate. Just the thought of treasure hunting seems like so much fun that I can't wait to do it. While at Costco I found they had their winter candies out. I picked up this box for $9. I was going to get several more, but refrained. That's too much sugar for me now, after changing my diet. One or two at most is all I can tolerate before I feel like I need to drink a gallon of water to equalize.