Make Nine 2018

Towards the end of last year I felt a bit tired of all the calls to buy more and more stuff. We discussed the subject as a family and we decided to do a month without eating out and I was rather surprised we did manage. It was a bit of drag at first not being able to just eat out but we came to really appreciate the challenge. This gave us more ideas about new challenges but also made us look harder at our consumption. 

I also read this by Ann Patchett and it resonated with me. I am always on the look out for the next thing I "needed"/wanted. Hours spent scrolling pages, hunting for bargains, driving to and from stores and organizing. I felt the need to get off the hamster wheel. It was time to really lead by example and show my children the difference between needs and wants. 

As I sat down to write down my goals for 2018, one word came back over and over. LESS....

Less things...More places

Less consuming ...More making

Less doubting...More leaping

It will be a year of using up what I have and enjoying it. So what does it translate to, no more purchases (until I run out) of:

  • Makeup
  • Skincare
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Yarn/Fabric

You might wonder how I will hold. I have a stash of makeup/skincare that is sure to hold me for a while. Fabric and Yarn should be easy to do too. I will only replace shoes that are worn out and when it comes to clothes that's the second part of my plan. I've been wanting to sew myself clothes forever so this year is the year of sewing.

I will be joining the creative souls on a 2018 Make Nine Challenge. If you want to know more about the project you can check it all out on Rochelle's blog Home Row Fiber Co.  I didn't choose my 9 projects yet but i'm working on it. It will be a mix of clothing and knits. I'm very excited by this new project.

We're only two weeks into this new year and I am holding on to my decisions. I will be sharing my goals in the next post and also my nine projects once I made up my mind

 

ThinkingImene