Barbara Jay- I love your idea. I can't with cold turkey. I don't even like cold turkey.
I am not trying to save money in my art studio. I am just so burned out on the craft stores. I made my own resolutions too. Plus, I don't live near the craft stores too when I do go I feel like I spend my crafting budget in gas.
1. Buy online with reasonable shipping. Shipping has to be lower than what I would pay in gas to visit a craft store.
2. Kit up each of my projects. Look to see what supplies I need. Make those supplies. Find an alternative to the supply. Then I can buy what I need.
3. Do not get caught up into trends. I love to see the excitement of everyone who finds a new product they love. I love to hear about it. For me I am so picky that trends don't usually fit my needs. I have done the trends. I am glad I did to found this out about myself. No trend shopping!
Only exception to this rule this year is Tim's Distress Spritzer. I have wanted a spritzer for a long time.