Another way you can keep buying things is to say you’re starting a new hobby. Like I said in July, I wanted to try bookbinding, so I got some papers and glue and attempted a stab stitch binding. Then I was afraid to break into the case binding kit I bought (and veered back into sewing outdoor gear; too many hobbies).
But then I saw a case binding class was being taught at a local paper place in September so I signed up and learned how to do it live. Reader, there is sewing involved!
Then you make the cover, which involves the old favorites of cardboard and fancy paper and glue:
And then you glue the text block into the covers and boom! A real book!
Will I try my kit for a casebound book on my own next? Yes! Except do I want to buy more supplies for it just because I can? Also yes!