Getting Ready to Buy Nothing

buy nothing

I’ve stitched up this little piece in preparation for Buy Nothing Day on 24th November 2012.

Not sure what I will do with it yet though! A card? Bunting? Banner? Purse?

If you are in the US, buy nothing on 23rd November.

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27 thoughts on “Getting Ready to Buy Nothing

  1. Could we please buy nothing for a month? Or at least a week? I think, one day… all that noise for ONE day? It’s not that hard, let’s give it a go. I was not aware of the campaign here in Australia, I will check in with you on November 23rd in solidarity anyway, how about that? Best wishes, Swantje

    • msalisonjane says:

      Hi Swantje,

      Im not sure if your post is for me, but if yes that’s great that you are joining in Buy Nothing Day 🙂

      Ill make a post about how it all goes and we can all see how each other went.

      Good luck,

      – Ms. Alison Jane

    • vivjm says:

      I hear you Swantje. Yes, I think we should be able to do better than one day!! But I guess this weekend is chosen because it is the most buying-frenzied day of the year, so for a lot of folks it would be a start! Your solidarity is appreciated 🙂

  2. msalisonjane says:

    Hey, great post! Good to see the message being spread around 🙂
    If anyone wants more info about Buy Nothing day, read this post:

    – Ms Alison Jane

  3. Allie says:

    Gee, I buy nothing most days, lol!!!

  4. Awesome! I am not in the US but I love this idea and plan on buying NOTHING on Nov 23. And as I do every year, my Christmas gifts are heartfelt and homemade. My recipients always let me know that they love the personal touches, and that I inspire them to do the same. Excellent post! Thanks for the ongoing inspiration! ~Gina

    • msalisonjane says:

      If you’re not in the US, the official day is held globally on November 24. I think maybe Thanksgiving falls on November 24, so the 23rd is more appropriate to participate for US citizens. 🙂

    • vivjm says:

      Heartfelt & homemade gifts are definitely the best!
      Thanks to Alison for clarifying why the date is different in the US – I hadn’t thought about Thanksgiving being the reason!
      And I am so glad you like my stitched art – I am not sure what (if anything) I will make it into – I was thinking perhaps some bunting with different “Buy Nothing” messages on each piece…

      • msalisonjane says:

        Yep, I’m not the producer of that beautiful cross stitch, I’m sorry to say.

        I think a purse would be the most appropriate use for it. Then you will always think twice when ever you go to buy something!

  5. Janet says:

    I love this piece! And the message is a good one.

  6. Andria says:

    What a great stitched piece, Viv! Love it! Having a “buy nothing” day, or week, or month is a GREAT idea. Some days it’s easier than others!

    • vivjm says:

      Oh yes, I agree that some days it’s easier than others. But I think we all need to be a bit more aware of our spending and a special day set aside seems a great idea for that.

  7. Jen says:

    Great post, and love the cross-stitch! I will definitely be buying nothing on the 24th, the sentiments go well with my year of buying nothing new!

    • vivjm says:

      Maybe some people “buying nothing” for a day will decide to extend it to a week, or a month, or a year 🙂
      Thanks for your comment re the cross stitch 🙂

  8. Slizzy says:

    Great blog vivjm. Buy nothing day will be a little tricky for me as I plan to go to a local craft & food fair that day. We are encouraged to buy local after all. Think I will swap my buy nothing day until the 25th and blame it on forgetfullness 🙂

  9. Slizzy says:

    PS I love your embroidery. It would make a great purse.

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