I got a bunch of really kitschy postcards from a charity shop for 10p each! They are destined to be sent out on Postcrossing Journeys, I hope the people that they are sent to will love them as much as I do!
I have been thinking lately about my contribution to the whole Carbon Footprint and so on. In general, I think I am pretty good with my shopping; I try to buy the things I need/want from charity shops, and second hand shops, but I have seen lots of interesting blogs on the subject of thrifty shopping, from Dottie Angel's Challenge of the utmost kind to the more recent post by Tricia over at Little Eco Footprints. Inspired, I have been thinking about the parameters of doing this kind of thing for myself. For example; where do I stand on buying yarn? My fabric is almost always second hand, but my yarn is always new. Being self employed/unemployed right now, I can't afford to buy hand spun gorgeousness, however much I would like to (I see this as the solution to the conundrum), and unless I suddenly fall in love with itchy mohair (ew!) I don't see my local charity shops as the answer either. So, I'm wondering, given that I am a charity shop devotee anyway (which makes it less of an adjustment in the first place), is it a complete cop-out to take up a challenge when I know there would be exceptions that I would have to make in order to not drive myself insane (basically that I would need to buy yarn)? If there's anyone reading this that has taken the plunge, I would love to hear any suggestions!