This month I unfortunately didn't manage a zero spend. A very good friend of mine expressed an interest in learning to cross stitch, so I offered to teach her. I decided to pick up one to two supplies I didn't have in my stash to suit the chosen project.
However I did manage to earn some funds for a couple of finishes from my stash that I made. I have only taken earned funds for two of the three finishes, as the Lickle Ted project was one I had started before January and as it is small I decided to just leave it out.
Here are my projects for March:
|Sweet Treats - Cupcake of the Month - The World of Cross Stitching Issue 192|
|Swirly Sheep - Christy Schmitz - http://www.just-crossstitch.com/featured_pattern.php|
|Lickle Ted - Christmas Stitch Kit - The World of Cross Stitching|
|HAED - Bridge of Wings|
|Somebunny to Love - DMC Free Chart - |
The new technique I have added this month is a food budget. I know that probably sounds incredibly obvious to many of you but I have never really paid much attention to a food budget. In the past I often used my credit card to buy groceries and as such would often overspend. Now I have allowed myself a certain amount, which I withdraw in cash on payday. This amount must be sufficient to cover grocery costs for the week. Any money left over at the end of the week goes toward the budget limit for the following one.
I have forbidden myself from using the credit card for grocery shops. This is working well for me so far and has led to smaller grocery bills and less food waste.
I would love to hear any thoughts you have on my new attempt to curtail my spending in the comments section.