Scrapping My Stash

Most people love to shop. I love to shop. I love to shop for anything vintage, shabby, chippy or retro.  I can justify buying vintage items because I turn around and sell them in my shop or on Etsy. That is my real job. I also LOVE to shop for craft supplies. I have a little harder time justifying money spent on craft supplies because that is more of a money-making hobby than a job. I can only sell a few crafts in my shop due to merchandise rules. I try to sell crafts on Etsy but the competition is fierce! I do sell crafts at the Vintage Home Market Shows and the Christmas Show and the Fredericksburg Expo Center. But all in all crafting is not how I make a living.

So, that being said, I have decided to cut way back on my craft supply spending and “scrap my stash” instead. I am going to use up as many of the supplies I have on hand as I can. After all, I bought those things because I liked them and intended to make something with them, right?

My second* project I made while “scrapping my stash” is these cute Easter decorations. They will be going to the antique mall. I used up lots of bits and pieces I had on hand including the large puzzle pieces. Sadly they hardly made a dent in my stash!

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Here are some close-ups of each piece.

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I hope you like these Easter pretties. Look forward to more posts on “scrapping my stash” which I will be writing. In the mean time, take a look around you and see all the wonderful stuff you bought to craft with and get making!

*To see my first “scrapping my stash” project, please see my last blog post titled, “Goodbye Old Friend”.

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2 comments

  1. havenofinspiration

    What an inspiring theme. Your houses are adorable. Are these real puzzle pieces? If they are, you did quite a lot of work doing miniatures. If these are tags sizes, they are still a great idea!!!

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