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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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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Dec 17, 10:12 AM
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    I have this week managed to complete a ‘bedazzle by numbers’ kit. Kind of satisfying. I had eye strain by the end of it. But it filled an evening and made me feel like I’d made something. Haha.

    I have three pictures I want to frame. Two for Christmas pressies and then this one to maybe hang somewhere.

    I’ve sewn on the same button again and need to dig out a different button to replace it. It must have a sharp edges to cut through the threads as quickly as it has been.

    I have ended up have by a pants weekend of babysitting a teenager when I had hoped to do some fun Christmas stuff. Boo.

    Hope you’re all doing more crafting than me.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 4th Dec 17, 3:28 PM
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    A bit late in the year but just discovered this lovely thread. Off sick (but not dying) today and recycling used and unused christmas paper into hanging ornaments made from polystyrene pizza bases. I have an ENOURMOUS stash so hope to keep with you all through the nexct year or so.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in March 2021- 39 months to go.
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Dec 17, 12:50 AM
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    nimbo, that oyster and pearls sounds like fun; I've never heard of such a thing. I feel your pain re the button - I hate sewing them on, so to have to sew the same one on repeatedly would be the absolute pits!

    Hi, bit by bit, it's never too late to bust some stash!

    I have just made a prototype carrier for 2 bottles, such that the bottles don't clatter together. I made it too big at first, but at least that was easy to sort out. The next ones will be easier to make now. I need 2 more for Friday.

    2 bottle carrier by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    Happy stashbusting, all,
    Stashbusting 166/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 17/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 5th Dec 17, 7:27 AM
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    The button is a pain. I had meant to change it for another - but left it in the car so took my needle and thread out to the car to sew it on while the car de iced.

    Next time it comes off I’ll fins another the same size. My conundrum is there are matching buttons on the sleeves which I don’t want to have to change. Meh. We’ll see.

    The bottle bags look very festive. I need to crack on and start getting myself in the festive mood ASAP. I’ll find something crafty to do tonight. I hope.

    I hope you’re all loving the season. X

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 9th Dec 17, 12:15 AM
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    3 more 2 bottle bags and 4 more Christmas cards from my neverending Hunkydorysupply!

    20171207_150037 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    20171208_152812 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    20171208_221134 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    Stashbusting 166/200
    17 in 17 Challenge 17/17
    Reading Challenge 23/40
    Film Challenge 36/52
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Dec 17, 9:11 AM
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    The bottles are genius and living the cards. I’m a bit jealous of your productiveness.

    I have plans today Tomsk an embroidery kit that came with my Molly makes issue this month. It’s nit exactly a huge starship buster. But it’ll be nice and therapeutic.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Dec 17, 6:00 PM
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    118 / 500. Never making this target by the year end.

    Today I have seen the kit form this issue of Mollie Makes.

    http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/mollie-makes-87/

    Not quite as neatly as is shown half way down the page but still looks nice.

    I’ve got a few sewn and I think one kit left to make -from an older issue. Cactuses I think. One day when I own a house I’m going to decorate my craft room with them.

    It’s not exactly a stash buster as it only arrived this week but it stops the stash growing.

    I’m trying to figure out when my subscription ends - I can’t remember if they tell me or what?

    Targets for this week. Dig out the cactus and have a look. Print some designs off at work to sew myself. (I need some hoops I think...).

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 10th Dec 17, 9:11 AM
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    I have found the kit. Due to the design of the hoops in it I need to use a separate hoop and I don’t have one small enough to sew them in.

    I’m thinking I’ll put that on hold for now. I have however really enjoyed some small bits. I might have to rummage through the drawer of kits and find something to crack on with. I think I’m finding it enjoyable the fact I’m finishing things to be enjoyable as I’ve been so stressed
    Woth work. It’s avoided having mess about and I’m putting it all away by the end of the day. It may have to be Christmas decorations as I’m hoping to get the tree up today.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
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