Friday, January 1, 2010

one small change

I decided to join in on the one small change on the hip mountain mama blog mainly because it ties in with my big new years resolution. I'm going to try really hard this year to use up all the craft supplies that I have before I buy any more. It's something that will be really hard for me because I'm adding thrifting to the no go list too. I get a lot of fabric at thrift stores and I visit them at least once a week so cutting them out will be a change in routine more than anything. I've decided that I've got more than enough supplies to last a years worth of crafting, and the bulging cupboards prove it. I admit there will have to be a few exceptions, like thread and a few little things like that, but on the whole I'm going to make with what I have already as of today. Oh this is scary stuff.

So the one small change part, this month I really want to concentrate on consuming less, only purchasing things that we really need. It's something I want to concentrate on more than just for January. I'm sure somethings that I purchase are more wants than needs although I sometimes convince myself I need them. At the same time of consuming less I want to watch what I do buy and make sure it's quality and will last - So watch this space and see how I go.

As for the photos, the strawberries were what I took to a New Years day late lunch and they disappeared very quickly, a visit to a stony beach with little feet that are soon to turn one, I can't believe it, and a special little forraging satchel that has hardly left the side of my little one since she opened it on Christmas morning (thanks melissa she loves it)


  1. What a great idea for your first change. I have tried to do this with my yarn. I have more than enough to keep me happy for at least a year...this may have to be one of my changes over the next few months! Thank so much for participating!

  2. OK, first off, any post that includes strawberries dipped in chocolate and pistachios going to get my attention! I love the idea of not purchasing anything to craft with. I have thought about this for a bit, and I know how much of a challenge it would be for me, but that might mean that I should consider that I need to do it.
    I can't wait to hear how this goes.

  3. I found your blog through the One Small Change project. Your Jan. change is great! It's got me thinking about what types of things I could "liquidate" and consume less of in my own home. I'll also be interested to follow your blog as I have wonderful memories of Auckland and surrounding areas. My husband and I were married in Rangitoto Bay in October of 2005.


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