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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Jan 17, 7:29 PM
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    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more!
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 7:29 PM
    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more! 2nd Jan 17 at 7:29 PM
    Hi crafters,

    Using the concept from the 2016 thread (and goingback as far as 2014 I think...) - originally set up by 'Crafting Mad' - this is hopefully to keep us all on track - and to help us all plough through our crazy big stashes...

    Welcome to the new 2017 stash busters thread.

    You can find the 2016 thread here:-
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5386359

    Well done to all the crafters who took part in 2016. Everyone was amazing and the thread helped so many people that hopefully 2017 can be the same.

    For those of you who are new here are a quick recap of the (very loose) rules:-

    The rules of the challenge are simple.

    You can make anything you like but everything you make must be made using items from your current stash.

    You are allowed to print things from cds etc and print any photos etc which may be needed for scrap booking pages but you must not buy any new stash until your target has been met (except for if it is something to enable you to finish of a project such as adhesive etc).

    However this challenge is just for fun so if you do sin (and I'm sure there will be many - with me at the top of the list!!) then post for forgiveness and keep creating and having fun xxx

    So who's with me this year? Tell me your target and you'll be added to the list Old and new members are welcomed alike

    Anyone can join in at any time

    Happy stash busting

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 15th Mar 17, 6:46 PM
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    [I]"One i'm half way through making something, i always think what shall i make next."[/I]

    You leave it late, magical; I usually have ideas for next project about 5 in advance, lol!
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    • magical
    • By magical 16th Mar 17, 7:41 PM
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    does that mean you have endless unfinished things x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Mar 17, 8:30 PM
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    yes - and endless unstarted things!
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 19th Mar 17, 9:59 AM
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    Morning all
    Mending pile cleared so a bit of fabric used to patch ds1s ripped jeans and some felt used to make letters for a gold bag (a prop for the school play)

    Hope everyone is well.
    I'm another one who's always got a massive list of things I want to do in my head and a huge amount on Pinterest. I have various projects on the go as there's always done knitting crochet crossstitch and sewing simultaneously worked on.
    grocery challenge March budget £400 spent £364.23
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 19th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    oh, mrs-m, you are my crafting twin!

    Oh well, I managed to get card finished for DGS's birthday next month. I got the idea from http://all-inked-up-sharon.blogspot.co.uk/ It will be perfect for him.

    Pokemon for Rory by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    That's me finished with cards for a bit, unless I can squeeze in one more to complete April cards. I'll be taking the hem up on some trousers for mu holiday. I'm off to India with a friend next week. We're leaving our OHs at home to look after the pets. I've done all the cards that will be needed before I get home.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 22nd Mar 17, 5:56 PM
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    adding 3 to my total

    Finally shortened 2 pairs of light cotton trousers I bought in last years' sales - in time for going on holiday next week, lol

    I also repaired the strap on DDiL's handbag.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 23rd Mar 17, 6:51 PM
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    Hope everyone is ok
    Sorry I'm really busy at mo so not about as much as I'd like.

    Most bizarre thing I've made so far has to be last nights creeation, I'd been asked to make the gold bag for the school play, so improvised a small rucksack by adding 'gold' in felt lettering on the front and packing it with a tin filled with nuts and bolts fir the rattle plus a towel to pack it out. They must have been impressed with that as I got a rush order for a pot belly for friar tuck-that used up some fabric, bias binding for straps and a bit of stuffing.
    grocery challenge March budget £400 spent £364.23
    SPC~10 No100 : : X4 £1150o/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on good husband material
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 23rd Mar 17, 10:46 PM
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    oh, mrs-m, I love your crazy 'makes-to-order!'

    I did do the last April card, woo hoo!

    DDiL card by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 24th Mar 17, 5:26 AM
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    I've been really distracted as I've been packing for my holiday.

    I've come on to admire everyone's work as today is technically annual leave from work but I'm going to be manic getting stuff done.

    I may have dropped the ball and we're going to be in Mexico for two weeks missing Mother's Day as well as my mother's birthday. Usually I'd make some thing for one of them - but she'll be getting flowers today - as she always gets flowers for one. And I'm hoping to buy her some nice silver jewellery in mixico for her birthday. When I realised what I'd done I ran the plan by her - and she said she was fine with it. But I should have noticed sooner. I was too excited when I booked.

    I hope everyone is well. Xx

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 24th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    nimbo, have a fab holiday. Mums understand these things.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 24th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    Have a fantastic time nimbo
    grocery challenge March budget £400 spent £364.23
    SPC~10 No100 : : X4 £1150o/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on good husband material
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 25th Mar 17, 5:12 PM
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    8 more Christmas cards!

    Christmas 5 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    Christmas 6 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 26th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
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    2 more Christmas cards - every little helps.

    Christmas 7 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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