A little bit here and a little bit there and it soon adds up right? This little lot needs putting away at some point.
Because of Christmas preparations and working on my Christmas Journal, I haven't had a moment to put away anything new since mid November so I just stacked it up. I'd been pretty good and hadn't bought anything new for a while. Then October Afternoon went and had a Santa Sack Sale and I couldn't resist. I was stung big time for the customs though due to being charged on the value ($100) and not on the sale price ($35) and for some reason it going through Royal Mail who charge an admin fee. October Afternoon were releasing these sacks each week but I wouldn't be going for the next sack after that... except... a friend I met on-line and have since met in real life a couple of times (waves to Jaki!) had a solution and so we both bought one of the later Santa sacks.
I had a back order of paper pads and bits and bobs from S J Crafts and that arrived a couple of weeks before Christmas and then another of my fave shops had a sale so I had a little purchase there too. And then of course came Christmas. My wonderful hubs bought me a grab box and various page protectors, several packs of buttons and a goody bag.
Then because I didn't get any Promarkers for Christmas, I went a little bit mad on them when I found them for half price! And during my chats with the girls and boys on the Facebook QVC Craft forum, someone sent me a pack that they hadn't even opened and then Jaki and I swapped 3 that we had doubles of - result! Finally, I think, there has been a craft clearance extravaganza on QVC which started at 12pm on 28th. I couldn't sleep so I managed to get one of the TSVs (Today's Special Value) which had sold out by 9am. It was a large stack of Bazzil Basics cardstock which worked out to about 25p a sheet even with the p&p.
I have spent the last two days cleaning other parts of the house and having another bit of a de-clutter and so my treat tomorrow will be having a really good look at everything as I put it away and have a bit of a tidy up in my craft room. I ache like I have done a workout but I'm really hoping that I will keep on top of things now and that it will help me feel more in control. That's the plan anyway ;-)
Bye for now