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52 Weeks Later …

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know all about my 52 and Thrifty Too! project 🙂  If not, then all you need to know is that last year I set myself the challenge of making 52 projects in 52 weeks.  The idea was to try and use up items from my rather large stash of craft materials!  If I didn’t have something I needed, I gave myself a budget of £52 for any other bits and bobs as required, but that was to last me the whole year.

  

Well, I finally manged to complete the challenge!  It’s been a really interesting process and one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.  Over the year I’ve tried my hand at different techniques and I’ve made a wide range of items including a pair of curtains, an apron from an old tea towel, a mobile featuring gift tags from my wedding, several wreaths, a French knitting mat, a Liberty project bag, some handmade paper and much more besides.

 

I was surprised by how much I already had that I could make use of, and when I totted up how much I’d spent it came to only £31.93 (which included buying a set of drawers and some paint) meaning that the average cost of each project was only 61p!

Every single one of the 52 projects is detailed in the blog so you can see exactly how I made them.  I hope you enjoy reading about them all and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or leave me a comment 🙂

 

I’m enjoying a few weeks off now but am already thinking about another project for later in the year.  Watch this space …