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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Jan 17, 8:29 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, 8:29 PM
    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more! 2nd Jan 17 at 8:29 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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    • magical
    • By magical 1st Jul 17, 12:49 PM
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    wow you have all been busy. Cakes look so yum.

    I've made a hot water bottle cover, a felt racoon for my brother, and amakeup bag.Im going to donate some items i sew to my local mind as they are having a fete.

    In process is my sewing machine cover and a felt fox.He just needs his eyes stitching on.

    Oh and i went to the nec yesterday as it was the stitching show.Was very restrained and spent about £9. i couldnt resist fat quarters at a pound each and a makeup bag pattern with the fabric and zip included for £5

    Think im up to 9/20
    Last edited by magical; 01-07-2017 at 12:51 PM.
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 2nd Jul 17, 12:27 AM
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    Well done, magical, on your makes and on your restraint.

    4 more cards

    1.7.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    Stashbusting 165/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 16/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • magical
    • By magical 5th Jul 17, 7:56 PM
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    Love your seaside cards greentiger. I've made to more cards so my new total is 11/20

    Tomorrow I'm going on a printmaking course.Very excited x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 7th Jul 17, 2:48 PM
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    thanks magical.
    Stashbusting 165/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 16/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 7th Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    I love all of the makes that have been shown.

    Magical -
    I'm going to a quilting show in September and know I'll buy stuff there. I have at least stopped myself buying fabric this weeke because of this show. So it's so far been a sort of good thing.

    I've made many note pads tonight. I've also sewn one square for a quilt. 12 x 12 approx.

    74 / 500

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • magical
    • By magical 8th Jul 17, 6:12 PM
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    Nimbo where is the quilting show in September.

    I've made two tissue holders today. New total 13/20 yikes it's an unlucky number x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 8th Jul 17, 7:05 PM
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    http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/view_show.php?ID=4

    Harrogate for the quilt show.

    I know I'll spend some money. I still haven't spent all of my birthday money so i won't feel bad. Haha.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 8th Jul 17, 11:08 PM
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    card for friend's birthday, plus my usual extras,
    20170707_195010 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    Stashbusting 165/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 16/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Jul 17, 7:56 AM
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    They look lovely.

    I'm all turned around about birthdays. No idea who's is next.

    I did lots of weeding yesterday. And today I ache. I had hoped I'd be able to finish today. But now I'm not so sure.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 9th Jul 17, 11:24 AM
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    card for friend's birthday, plus my usual extras,
    20170707_195010 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Lovely cards greentiger.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 9th Jul 17, 11:26 AM
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    magical
    Where do you source your comps from and are you lucky? Sorry for being so nosy
    Last edited by rosie51; 09-07-2017 at 11:27 AM. Reason: wrong spelling
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 10th Jul 17, 2:07 PM
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    I'd booked the day off for an interview and then decided I don't want to work there.

    So far today I've managed to mend some pyjama bottoms. For my BF and am now wearing them.

    I've also made a folder with a Filofax style folder in it. It's decorated with a star made from studs.

    I have intentions to hem a skirt and make a junk journal this week also. I'm gutted itvtained as I had wanted to go out and enjoy the sculpture park - but this is a close second.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th Jul 17, 11:02 PM
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    nimbo, I like your style!
    Stashbusting 165/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 16/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 11th Jul 17, 6:27 PM
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    In love his pj bottoms. I buy him a some each year for Christmas and end up robbing them loads. Haha.

    I have hemmed a skirt too. I'm so impressed. Last time I sorted out the craft room I found three shirts I'd made and not hemmed as I had gone off them. So for me this is progress. I've made an item of clothing I could actually wear. (I almost want this to count for ten because it's such personal progress).

    77/500!

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • magical
    • By magical 16th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
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    Hi Rosie. There's a forum on here called competitions time, I enter on there.Also fb, twitter and blogs.I win about 6 things a month.

    Went to a craft class the other day.Made six cards and was going to add to my total but realised it hasn't come out of my stash. Doh x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 16th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    Magical. Many thanks will look into it, 6 wins is great per month, heres to the next big win.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
    • magical
    • By magical 19th Jul 17, 8:53 PM
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    Been unwell and stuck in bed but managed to make two envelopes today. Need to make a lot more if I want to make a slight dent in my craft paper stash.I have loads.

    New today 15/20
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 19th Jul 17, 9:43 PM
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    The two envelopes is a start. I sometimes think it's nice to do a few small bits to keep you ticking over.

    I have disposed of one item and gathered together all of my different sources of filofax papers. It isn't exactly earth shattering levels of work done but it's something.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 23rd Jul 17, 7:16 AM
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    Loving the cards cakes and the quilt and glad to hear teddy survived his surgery and is well recovered.
    Sewed up 7 little knitted hats last night for the local scbu, I'll add them to my bag and deliver when I'm next passing.
    Hope everyone is well.
    grocery challenge November budget £400 spent £
    SPC~11 No100 : : X4 O/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on Me before you
    xstitch challenge 63 Thumbelina
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 23rd Jul 17, 2:17 PM
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    Been unwell and stuck in bed but managed to make two envelopes today. Need to make a lot more if I want to make a slight dent in my craft paper stash.I have loads.

    New today 15/20
    Originally posted by magical
    Do hope your feeling better.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
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