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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

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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 20th Feb 17, 10:07 PM
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    That blanket is very pretty, mrs-m.

    I've just discovered that I've made a mistake doing the 'join as you go' on mine. 15/16 bits have had to come back off, and I'll have to redo the final round on each of them and reattach. Just my stupidity; I though it looked wrong but didn't bother checking! Grr.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 26th Feb 17, 4:53 PM
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    Finished my carousel blanket! Yay!

    2017-02-25 03.43.16 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 26th Feb 17, 5:16 PM
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    Blanket is lovely greentiger, I've used a flag from my stash cupboard to make an apron for dd3 to wear on book day, she's got the rest of her belle outfit but just needed the apron.
    While I'd got my machine out I cleared the mending pile
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 26th Feb 17, 8:25 PM
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    Extra brownie points for you, mrs-m, for clearing that mending pile.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 27th Feb 17, 10:52 PM
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    2 kid's birthday cards, one needed and one spare as usual.

    Logan's birthday by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 28th Feb 17, 5:38 PM
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    Lovely cards greentiger, I need to make 5 pairs of mouse ears toninght for book bday, we are going to be Dahl's witches in semi transition stage
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 28th Feb 17, 11:06 PM
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    mrs -m, you have such original ideas! I hope you'll post a witchy pic.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 1st Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    Thank you, It was a group idea that evolved from all the staff in the room. We're doing roald Dahl books and wanted a story so we could all dress as a theme. I would have been happy with just witches as I was the witch from wizard of oz last year so already had the costume. It will be a bit of fun to add mouse ears and whiskers. All the ears are made I just need to work out how to attach them.
    grocery challenge June budget £400 spent £164.76
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    read your books challenge-currently on magic of tidying up
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 4th Mar 17, 7:20 PM
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    I've finally got round to sorting the seaglass. So three to add to the total - it would have been 4 but i'm sat looking at the shells that I need to carry up to the craft room - had my hands full last time I went upstairs..

    I have many bits of prep that I have been doing this week - I've cut up paper bags for pages to junk journals as well as envelopes...

    I still have no finished crafts - but I have sourced the resin for when I need it - I have it saved on ebay I don't want to have it festering in the cupboard until everything is good to go.. I am also determined not to add to stash until i'm ready to go and I will need to paint the table 1st.

    I do have enough seaglass - but I am going to be in Mexico in a few weeks and may find some Mexican Seaglass to add.

    I have a whole list of things i should be doing- and apparently binge watching Criminal Minds wins today...

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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 5th Mar 17, 6:15 PM
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    So today I may have caved - I have bought some molds to use with resin and seaglass. I haven't yet ordered the resin - but thought that having something to use any extra resin i mix up would be useful...

    They were £10 on Ebay - and £2 on Wish - so I ordered them...

    I still need to figure out the best way to pour the resin for the table - (one step or two) and if i need to dip the glass in any thing 1st... It's about 12 inches across and 10 - 12 mm deep.

    Hope you've all been busier than me - and been having fun crafting...

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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 6th Mar 17, 11:18 PM
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    More cards

    general & St Patrick's Day cards by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    Easter cards by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • magical
    • By magical 9th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    I've only just got back into crafting as i was caring for me cat who sadly passed away on saturday.I miss her sooo much.

    I have just finished an owl doorstop.It was a kit my auntie brought me last year. i think my total is 4/20
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th Mar 17, 1:09 AM
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    Oh, magical, I am so sorry to hear about your cat.

    Well done on finishing the doorstop. Can you put up a picture of it?

    I finished a pair of socks tonight; no pic as they are exactly the same as a pair I did before!
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 10th Mar 17, 7:44 PM
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    - magical I am sorry to hear about your cat. Xxxxxxx

    I haven't managed anything crafty other than a Pinterest binge today or in the last week.

    All of these cards look lovely. Xxxx

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    • magical
    • By magical 11th Mar 17, 8:04 PM
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    thankyou.One week today since shes gone.Miss her terribly. Yes need to put a few pics up.

    I accidently spent hours on pinterest.It holds me hostage x

    yay i added a picture of my doorstop


    Last edited by magical; 12-03-2017 at 11:26 AM.
    Comping for christmas x
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 12th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    So sorry to hear about your cat magical, very sad news.

    Love the owl doorstop.
    The cards look lovely.
    Would love to see the seaglass crafting when it's finished it sounds lovely.
    Well done on finishing another pair of socks greentiger

    I'm doing a crochet edging on another blanket.

    Pinterest sucks me in as well and is a huge time thief.
    grocery challenge June budget £400 spent £164.76
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 13th Mar 17, 12:34 AM
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    I love the owl doorstop, magical. Owls are my next favourite thing after cats. I bought an owl mug today. When I was about 7 (back in the fifties, eek!) I was in a school performance of "The Owl & the !!!!!cat", so maybe that's where I get it.

    I am trying to have absolutely nothing to do with pinterest,mrs-m.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 13th Mar 17, 6:56 AM
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    Morning all
    Smiling that the censor got your performance title greentiger, I know what you meant.

    More wool used up making a baby blanket and a small piece of fabric from stash made into a modesty panel to make one of dd1s dresses wearable without a vest underneath.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 14th Mar 17, 11:51 AM
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    Ha ha, didn't notice that when I posted, mrs-m.

    Well done on your progress.
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    • magical
    • By magical 15th Mar 17, 1:32 PM
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    afternoon. Very nice sunny day today.I'm in the process of making a sewing machine cover, so that will use up a few scraps.

    I have a problem.One i'm half way through making something, i always think what shall i make next.
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
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