Last September, inspired by Patchwork Cactus, I attempted to buy nothing new for a whole month. I ended up getting a new tattoo at the end of the month, which was right at the end, but at the time I felt like I didn't complete the self appointed task.
This year I thought I would try it again, and I might even make it a regular September occurrence. The idea is to buy nothing new, except food and basic necessities, but you can buy second hand.
So far this month I did buy a bag which I needed for work, and a new bronzer, but I also bought a preloved designer top from a market, and a huge stash of wool.
I got 4 bags of woollen yarn for $24 and estimate that is would have been close to $70 if I had bought it new. All the yarn I checked was in the same dye lot -I got three different types all up, and I like the vintage-esque labels! I probably could have negotiated a cheaper price as I was at the markets, but I liked what I was getting. Right now I am airing it outside, because I'm not sure how long they have been bagged up, but there really wasn't smells or mustiness that concerned me.
I'm looking forward to making something fun, I just have to choose what!
Thanks for reading!