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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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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 23rd Jul 17, 2:20 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by mrs-moneypenny
    You always sound so busy, do you sew/knit for your self.
    Last edited by rosie51; 23-07-2017 at 6:54 PM. Reason: spelling
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
    • magical
    • By magical 26th Jul 17, 9:04 PM
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    Made another makeup bag today. I'm taking them to MIND tomorrow so they can hopefully sell them. New total 16/20 that means I'm nearly at my target. Yippee x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 26th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    Congratulations on the makes.

    And nearly meeting your target I hope the sale goes well.

    I have managed to cut I *think* 104 15cm squares. Some of one fabric and other of three strips sewn together then cut down.

    I've sewn 7 strips of 8 squares together. There's another 5 to sew. In my head this quilt was going to be much bigger. Haha.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • butterfly2001
    • By butterfly2001 28th Jul 17, 7:18 PM
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    my attempt at a bit of crafting http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/butterfly_2008/media/20245624_885350266650_6233256172544844898_n_zpso91 vk3xe.jpg.html
    A big thank you to all those who post on the forum and make it a worthwhile place!!!

    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Aug 17, 10:49 PM
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    Today I rescued a school badge from one school pinafore and sewed it onto another for my granddaughter.

    This week I got 2 cards made.

    This one for a birthday
    Ethan by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    And this one for my husband for our wedding anniversary (no 46, eek!)
    2.8.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 6th Aug 17, 7:45 PM
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    They are lovely well done.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 6th Aug 17, 7:46 PM
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    Lovely cards.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    7/100
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 7th Aug 17, 8:45 AM
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    All of the cards look lovely.

    I've managed to stay busy. I've finished the quilt. If is smaller than I thought bur it looks good. The binding is a little messy. But it was a lesson for next time.

    I hope you're feeling better magical.

    I'm off today. But am on call for a session - while secretly hoping they don't call in so I can enjoy my day of holiday. Haha

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Aug 17, 8:52 PM
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    Cards again.
    9.8.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    and I mended DH's trousers.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 13th Aug 17, 9:39 PM
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    3 more badges reclaimed from last year's uniforms and reused on this year's.

    Hope you are all well and busy crafting.
    Stashbusting 165/200
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    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 18th Aug 17, 11:19 PM
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    18.8.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    More Christmas cards!
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Sep 17, 8:22 PM
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    All the cards are looking great. I'm liking hearing about the recycling.

    I need to refinish the binding in my last quilt. It's a little skew wiff.

    I have made two draw string leather bags / pouches. As well as two leather axe cuffs today. (Not for me. But they have made my partner happy).

    I've set off two litres of slow Gin and six litres of blackberry whiskey. He's decided I need to make a pouch for his belt and have hammered more holes in two of his belts for him.

    So 14 things done. A fair few on the list.

    I also have to confess I spent at the quilt show. I had budgeted for this and spent my birthday money on this. Have an epic dress pattern and some fabric to make it up in. I was really restrained. I took way more money than I spent.

    I hope you're all well and busy enjoying the last few days of sunshine. I've been informed we need t get more blackberries and we'll need more sloes. We always need more sloes.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Sep 17, 8:28 PM
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    Aaaaargh it won't let me edit.

    I've completed 105 of 500. I don't think I'm going to manage my target. But I'll get a bit closer. Haha.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Sep 17, 9:29 PM
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    wow, nimbo, you always have such an interesting set of projects! Well done.

    Cards again for me. I was playing about with an embossing folder (which I've used often) and came up with these cards. Although it doesn't show up, the square card is embossed on glitter card. I am never happy with how gilding wax turns out for me, but the A5 card needed something to define the pattern.

    heart card square by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    heart card A5 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 10th Sep 17, 5:07 PM
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    Those cards are beautiful.

    I've just read back and I should have counted individual square for my last quilt I'd be closer to my total. (It would feel a cheat as they were rather easy though).

    I've made another pouch today hand sewn leather. Hard work and took an age. But now done and I've told him I'll never do another one.

    I also made two axe holsters. Which is such a normal thing to write.

    I'm about to make a leather strop for the axes and managed to get out of making a stiff sack for a tent as the fabric the wanted me to use would have spilt. I have a list I still need to get done.

    110. Managed to also make what is for all intents a purposes a chamis leather for him out of a hide too. Just cut him a square of leather. Still slow going but I'm getting stuff done.

    And I made a load of his stuff from a nasty green hide that he likes the colour of - but I hate. I'd got it out for junk journal covers and never got it used. It has now gone. (I've been trying to set myself the task of using us some of the not so nice stuff - and got a bit of a block for this one).

    I hope you're all having good days.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • fiona100
    • By fiona100 10th Sep 17, 11:35 PM
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    Hoping that you don't mind my first post on here., particularly posting so late in the year..

    I have been lurking for a while over on the mortgage free wannabees section, and just found the craft section..

    As my craft stash is rather large I need all the encouragement I can get..

    Satin stitch on Linen is my craft of choice, followed by cross stitch on linen or aida . My stash is way too big, particularly of threads, and hobbycraft (the store and the 2ce yearly craft shows), are way too enticing.. Please keep me occupied and concentrating on slowly nibbling at my stash rather than spending.

    Thanks fiona 100
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 11th Sep 17, 6:16 PM
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    Hiya.

    I hope the thread keeps you motivated. (It helps keep me on track usually)

    Have you got any certain projects in mind?

    Good luck on the mortgage.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Sep 17, 1:12 AM
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    Hi, fiona.
    We are looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labour.
    BTW I've been on this thread for a few years and I still haven't got through my stash. Sometimes it gets added to, but at least I try to make use of it!
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    • fiona100
    • By fiona100 12th Sep 17, 9:34 AM
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    Hi,

    Thanks for your encouragement. I am notoriously bad at showing my craft projects to anyone, but I might be able to get some photos of things that I have done recently up soon. Fiona
    • magical
    • By magical 16th Sep 17, 7:35 PM
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    Hi Fiona. Welcome to the group.

    I'm still lurking. Been in hospital for a month and can't wait to get back to crafting. Loving all your makes.

    Aldi have some fat quarters in store tomorrow. I must resist. I must resist but oh I really need them x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
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