This is probably a little late to reply , but this is the biggest reason i started my little business, having four kids there wasn't much "extra" money for my habits. I starting looking
in thrift shops, garage sales, etc for yarn, patterns, any crafting items. Its surprising how many people buy all the material, yarn, supplies for crafts and then decide to get rid of
them. I have even taken 100 percent wool sweaters apart to reuse the wool, or just felt the sweater and make something with that. Hey sometimes it doesn't alway work but when
you only pay a few cents for it, it doesn't hurt so bad.