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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 29th May 17, 9:24 AM
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    I hope you're feeling a bit better magical. And that the crafting bug gets you.

    You've been busy GT. I hope you have the wadding. But if not it's not cheating to finish off projects. (Or at least that's how I'm viewing it). G

    I've seen some inspiring leather bound journals. I may whip up a few. I've loads of pages cut and sooooo much leather. I still need to make a small shelf to sit in the alcove where I keep my leather. so that may be on the cards this week. I do need to buy a drill bit - lost one the right size. Which is driving me mad. I'm thinking I may not be able to do the shelves today as it's about to chuck it down with rain - and I don't want to get wet or the wood to get wet as I chop wood up in the garden.

    I hope you're all really busy crafting and it's not too wet where you are.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • magical
    • By magical 29th May 17, 2:44 PM
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    i'm back to crafting yay.

    nimbo what do you do with all the books you make x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 29th May 17, 5:28 PM
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    Hiya magical. Glad you're back at it.

    I use them for all sorts. I've just filled one with old photos I was given after an aunt died.

    I've got one set aside for doodles that I've been doing for a silver smithing course I'm planning to book. It may take a while to get the booked. Haha.

    I use them for general notebooks - shopping lists etc. I collect ticket stubs and have used them as 'smash' books too. I give them as gifts too.

    Today I have filled on old frame using a set of peel of words and some papers.

    I've also used the journal and used up a lot of the photos I was given. I've set some aside for framing etc too. I need to hang the picture.

    I had ordered some fabric (with my birthday money) and was hoping there'd arrive today. No joy - I only thought that as the tracking page stated they'd be here today. I'm gutted as I'd love to whip up a skirt with some of it.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 29th May 17, 5:41 PM
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    Sorry this page still won't let me edit.

    60 / 500.

    My next project will be to hang the picture. (A tiny job - but one I want to achieve).

    Then sand the shelves. For the craft room. This may take time as it'll need to be dry so I can do this outside.

    I also need to design a quilt for some scraps of fabric. I have one set that has a farm feel to it. Not sure what I want to do with it.

    I also need to disassemble a pallet. I'm planing to make key hooks.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • magical
    • By magical 29th May 17, 11:24 PM
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    wow lots of projects on the go nimbo. Nice to see you have so many uses for your handmade books.

    I carried on with a sewing machine cover i'm making.The problem is i ran out of the white fabric i was using so only half is done.Ordered some more.Really wanted to use up what i had but i've reasoned with myself that it won't get finished otherwise.

    While i wait for the fabric i cut out a pattern for a quilted hot water bottle cover.Not sure if people still use hot water bottles though. I'm using some lovely fabric i got from aldi.Wish i had stocked up now but had to ration myself ��
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 30th May 17, 8:47 AM
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    Hope everyone is well you certainly all sound busy.
    I've joined fb and found a group on there that are planning to hang loads of crafted hearts all over Manchester #AHEART4MCR if anyone wants a look. So today I finishing off the 22 hearts I've cut out and plan to get them posted off.
    grocery challenge June budget £400 spent £164.76
    SPC~10 No100 : : X4 £2,150 o/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on magic of tidying up
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 30th May 17, 8:04 PM
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    I think I'm a bit angry. I ordered the fabric with my birthday

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • magical
    • By magical 1st Jun 17, 11:20 AM
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    just checking in quickly.Made another card.Didn't turn out as i hoped but brain is struggling at the mo so i'm now up to 6/20
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 1st Jun 17, 12:21 PM
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    Morning all, managed to get some stay busting done.

    I heard a lady in Manchester was collecting hearts to hang and distribute around Manchester so I made 22 for her and sent them off the other day.


    THis 10 hearts have been made for an upcoming school fete



    THis is a pair of my sons jeans they are his favourites and were starting to get very threadbare as you can see, I jokingly said I would patch them if he was desperate to keep them, they keep turning up on the mending pile and he's been asked several times where he bought them. I know technically nothing I add to them is leaving the house but it's leaving my stash cupboard so I think it counts.
    grocery challenge June budget £400 spent £164.76
    SPC~10 No100 : : X4 £2,150 o/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on magic of tidying up
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Jun 17, 6:17 PM
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    I count things that don't leave the house in my total. The jeans look awesome.

    I've spent some birthday money. I ordered fabric. And a ruler. The ruler has arrived. The fabric was left in the greasy BBQ with a massive chimney on a rainy day. It's also missing. So gutted on that front. However they'll either resend or refund. So at least it'll be sorted one way or another.

    I have some awesome fabric with which to make a skirt. That should be fun. and I will get round to hanging the picture. It's raining and the picture hooks are in the shed which is a feeble excuse. It in sticking to it. Haha.

    I'm glad people have been busy.

    I will be at some point. When I can get motivated. I'm hoping that the rain will come things down. It's been so muggy.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 3rd Jun 17, 2:22 AM
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    mrs- m, I had also heard about the Hearts4MCR.
    Here are my 22.
    Hearts4MCR by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    I love that people have contributed such a huge variety, all made with love.

    Those jeans are cool! I think stashbusting is just busting stash! It doesn't need to leave the house!

    Oh that's awful about your fabric, nimbo. I hope you get sorted soon.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 4th Jun 17, 9:12 PM
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    3 more cards

    Scott + by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 8th Jun 17, 9:09 PM
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    Well, I did finish the quilt - and I didn't need to buy anything. I think that's a first!

    8.6.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    Reading Challenge 10/40
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 10th Jun 17, 7:11 PM
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    So I've nearly finished a skirt. I have found another two that need hemming.

    I've just spent an hour tidying my fabric drawer and bits of
    My craft room. I still have loads to do but I'm impressed I've managed any. Haha. I still haven't hung the picture or finished the shelves.

    That quilt is lovely.

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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 11th Jun 17, 4:31 PM
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    I've finally had a refund for the fabric that never arrived. Yay.

    I've sorted my craft room. In the process I have thrown away a bag of rubbish - dried up paints and junk.

    I've had the picture hung. My partner did it for me. I'm still counting it as a win though. Haha.

    I've used up two travellers notebook inserts. I need to come up with a picture idea for the craft room as the one that has been hung has been redirected.

    Over the next week I am aiming to make one picture to hang. And am hoping - weather permitting to sand the shelves.

    I've finished a cat toy too.

    My total is up to 63/500. Slow progress but progress non the less.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 11th Jun 17, 6:23 PM
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    Ok. So I have made a button picture. The idea came from Pinterest. I don't feel too bad because it's for me not profit.

    I've used half a jar of buttons in a heart shape. Al the colours of the rainbow graduated up on the canvas. Kind of fun and easy. I still need to hang it. But I'm waiting until it's very dry before I hang it.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 11th Jun 17, 9:57 PM
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    That's fab about the refund, nimbo. My goodness you've been really busy. I've done nothing this weekend. No excuse, just vegetated.
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 12th Jun 17, 7:41 AM
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    Love your hearts 4 Manchester and all your other photo makes greentiger, nimbo glad you got a refund on the fabric and your heart picture sounds lovely.

    Made more hearts this time for London I also swapped a few handmade hearts with other crafters so they are neutral really as something replaced them.
    Hope everyone is ok I'm really busy at ths mo so struggling to fit everything I want to do in.
    grocery challenge June budget £400 spent £164.76
    SPC~10 No100 : : X4 £2,150 o/t fund so far
    read your books challenge-currently on magic of tidying up
    xstitch challenge 63 Celtic Christmas
    17in 2017 challenge 3/17
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 12th Jun 17, 2:07 PM
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    Loving everyone's makes. Not been on here for ages. But beavering away with things. Is it to late for me to take up the challenge for this year.
    Could you put me down for a 100 makes from stash please.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
    4/100
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 12th Jun 17, 10:36 PM
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    Thanks, mrs-m.

    Welcome back, rosie.
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