Second SFS signin of the year, and I think I'm still doing good :) I didn't stick with the 0€-spent-policy, but I just can't afford not buying stash, there's so much I still need! :D I did, however, only overspent my January budget by 0.15€, so I still have my February budget mostly intact. So let's see what money was spent on:
First, I ordered two little guinea pigs kits from RTO (4.50€ each). There are four of them in total, and I did the first two for my grandma's birthday last year - this year she's getting the missing ones :) I also got Vervaco's 'Cupcakes' kit, I had been drooling over this for almost two years now, and as coincidents go, the avaiability switched to 'as long as stock lasts' right when I had a 10€ coupon, so I took the oportunity to only spent 18.95€ for this. Lastly, Felix and I went to a crafts market last weekend, and while I did get a few things there (details see below), only one of them was for stitching: a vial of beautiful night-blue, silver-lined beads at 1.20€.
I also earned a bit more budget this month: I finished Magical's February ornament (35x35 stitches and worth 4€) and the first page of Dark Forde (which at 70x80 stitches, 100% coverage, is 80% of the size and value of a HAED page, so 12€). This brings my carryover to 29 - 29.15 + 41 = 40.85€. Now that's something I can work with :)
And then I also got the second shippment of my monthly DMC club, this time together with 'Liberty', another pretty Fiberlicious thread. I already bobbinated it all and suspect that I shall be able to fit about three months' worth of thread into one box.
So much for SFS - but as I mentioned before, Felix and I went to a crafts market on Saturday, so I have a few more goodies to share. The market was indoors and rather small, but really, really nice - as I ad anticipated, there was no stitching stuff (good for my budget!), but one that specialized in self made jewelry. They had kits for bead-crochet and some technique using thin wire, and after much going back and forth I got one of the former, for a nice green-white-red necklance. The pattern seems pretty basic, so I might be able to use it again on the beads I have in stash already :) We also got some really nice tea (one with dates an spices which tastes AWESOME with milk, maroccoan mint and a fruity one), and the buttons for my baby jacket that I already posted yesterday:
And that's still not everything! Back in December, when I finished Angel of Frost, I entered her in the Stitchin Pirates 'Legends, Myths and Fairytales' contest and she actually won! I had wanted to tell you this ever since, but I thought I'd wait until I had the actual prices to show off, which were sponsored by my totally awesome friend Carla, and from totally awesome friends come totally awesome prices: For one, I got to pick a HAED pattern, and since I had been eyeing Randal Spangler's patterns for quite a while now, I just knew it had to be one of his. I finally settled on Celestial Dreams and can't wait to stitch it, though it might probably be a while longer until I get to it.
The other thing I one was a GBP 30.00 gift certificate for polstitches, and there deciding took me even longer. Finally, I ordered a 25x27" piece of 28ct sampler linen 'Jacobean' and a 9x13" piece of 'Pearl' Jobelan. I already have projects planned for both of those, and I will soon tell and/or show your what they are. For now, just marvel at these awesome fabrics (the picture is a bit blurry, but I think the colors turned out rather nice :))