This week, I don’t have much of a wrap-up — somehow I escaped the week with few links to show for it. So instead, I’ll just focus on fun and crafts.
Just a few shopping days until Easter, the Christian holiday that has become a big commercial event. Americans are anticipated to spend $117 each or $12.7 billion overall on Easter food, gifts and apparel (although fewer people are buying new outfits this year). There are plenty of alternatives to keep the spring holidays fun, festive and frugal. Here are some suggestions ….
Yesterday I wrote about storing sweaters. But what if you look at your sweater collection and find a few duds that shouldn’t see the light of next season? Too small, too pilled, too short, too huge, just not right. You would think sweater projects would be perfect in the fall — but in the fall, you’re going to want to USE those projects. Plus, it’s National Craft Month! Get one or two ready now, and they’ll be all set to use this fall. Store sweater projects as you would store the sweaters they’re made from.
Spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to go through the closet, trade winter clothes for summer ones, and store away old sweaters. It’s also a great time for a flurry of cleaning, getting rid of what you don’t need to make room for a fresh season. Storing sweaters
March is national craft month — the perfect time to focus on doing crafts … on the cheap. First up: My DIY yarn swift.
Knitters, spinners and calendar-users, alert! Last week was a week of wonderful surprises. A friend sent a surprise holiday package to my family over the weekend, and then one day I opened my mailbox to find a super-special calendar for 2009.
This week brings a menagerie of money and earth-saving ideas.
Last week, days after Easter had passed, Little Cheap and I finally managed to dye some eggs. (They were boiled before Easter – does that count?)