Thing 1 - do not buy magazines.
No matter what the "free" gift is on the outside! They are, in my humble opinion, a *real* waste of money. I just went through a pile of old magazines last week and pulled out the articles I wanted to keep. I went through 8 magazines and kept 4 things - a recipe, 2 bag patterns and a tutorial for how to make a footstool. 4 things out of 8 magazines? That's ridiculous! And, I added up what those 8 magazines had cost - nearly £40. That's even more ridiculous. No more!
Thing 2 - use what I have.
I'm going to try really hard not to buy things like fabric, yarn and haberdashery unless I really need them. And, let's face it, with the stash of all of those things that I already have, I don't think I'll "really need" anything for a good wee while. This is how the fabric stash looked last February. It's a wee bit more full now than it was then! *blush*
Having said that, if there's some fabric in the remnant box that I know I can make into something and sell (for a good profit), I'll probably buy it but I won't buy things on impulse. Or I'll try.
Thing 3 - I'm going to do the "52 weeks of happy" thing.
I've seen this on a few blogs recently but the original idea was posted here. Basically, every week, you post 4 photos of things that have made you happy in the last 7 days. I'm looking forward to seeing what I come up with.
Somehow I think the last one will be the easiest one to do but then, it's not a challenge if it's not challenging, eh? Wish me luck! :o)