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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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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Jun 17, 11:38 PM
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    And now for something completely different ...

    It's Civic Week in nearby town and our village Bowling Club hosts a tournament for primary school kids. Here's my contribution of cakes.

    20170616_204421 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    Bakewell tart, vanilla, lemon drizzle, fruit and 2 x chocolate.

    Managed to use up a lot of supplies.
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    • Deb4
    • By Deb4 18th Jun 17, 8:18 AM
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    I am loving reading about what everyone is making.

    not been around much very busy with work, have manage to finish the scrapbook I was doing and I am happy with it, did a home made candle for someone's birthday so that is 2 more thing I have done.

    not sure what I am doing next will go thought what I have and take it from there

    have a great sunday
    Stashbuster 2017 - 5/20
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 18th Jun 17, 8:20 AM
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    Oooooh they look nice. I really fancy a bakewell now.

    I've hung the heart picture. I need to hem a skirt. I've got Adele room of three that need hemming. I seem to get this far with less than perfect makes and give up. So that's on the cards today.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 18th Jun 17, 12:57 PM
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    today's (short) list
    * open heart surgery on granddaughter's teddy
    * sympathy card for neighbour whose husband passed away this morning
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 18th Jun 17, 1:06 PM
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    Have found my moto again after months from sewing ect. Have completed the following from my large knitting wool stash over the last week or so. Fell behind last year with my targets.
    2 baby cardigans
    1 baby dress
    1 cushion

    The cake look lovely good enough to eat ha ha.
    I think it is good to encourage kids to try out different sports, hope it went well. Hope your all enjoying the lovely hot weather.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 18th Jun 17, 1:08 PM
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    Sorry a typing error it was ment to read mojo not moto
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 18th Jun 17, 1:15 PM
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    today's (short) list
    * open heart surgery on granddaughter's teddy
    * sympathy card for neighbour whose husband passed away this morning
    Originally posted by greentiger
    So sorry to hear about your neighbour .
    Hope teddy is back to full health after his op. I love teddy bears, i knitted one in the colours of the Tour De Yorkshire cycle race that was in my area in April. It was in a local charity shop perched on a cycle and sold for £3.50 so was well pleased.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 18th Jun 17, 7:05 PM
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    Thanks for all the kind words. I am reliably told my cakes were well received. So easy to do - I'd forgotten that.

    Teddy is recovering well. He had a wee hole worn in his chest (he's 8 1/2 now, belonged to grandson originally, but adopted by his sister, so been giving hugs non stop over his lifetime). It doesn't look like much work, but his innards are contained once more - and he got that heart transplant!

    18.6.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    Here's my card.

    18.6.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 18th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    Beautiful card and Teddy looks well.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 18th Jun 17, 10:21 PM
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    I'm glad ted recovered.

    So far today I got hot and bothered. I did complete most of an application form and do washing. No sewing. I couldn't bring myself to as the sewing machine bulb gets hot.

    I'm inspired by all the knitting and cars making.

    I'm mostly jealous of the cakes. I still fancy a bakewell. Haha.

    Hope you all stay busy this week.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 20th Jun 17, 9:22 PM
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    I want a cake! And, of course, I didn't make any for us.

    Well done on your knitted teddy sale, rosie.

    I finally, after 2 years, got started on my scrapbook. I got 2 pages done.

    Also, I made 6 Christmas cards.

    2017-06-20 20.45.09 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    I hear the weather is to break here tomorrow.
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    Reading Challenge 12/40
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 21st Jun 17, 7:54 PM
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    I want a cake! And, of course, I didn't make any for us.

    Well done on your knitted teddy sale, rosie.

    I finally, after 2 years, got started on my scrapbook. I got 2 pages done.

    Also, I made 6 Christmas cards.

    2017-06-20 20.45.09 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    I hear the weather is to break here tomorrow.
    Originally posted by greentiger
    I love the cards they are so lovely. You are very talented.
    If it starts to thunder i will be in bed with my head under the cover and listening to music hoping to drown the sound out.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 22nd Jun 17, 11:35 PM
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    Thank you, rosie. Cards are courtesy of hunky-dory cardstock (I have an endless supply it seems, lol).

    I've started back on sock knitting, I've picked up my tapestry again, and - oh, dear - I've ordered wool for another crochet blanket. Maybe my mojo is back.

    I also found out that one of my hearts for Manchester has a new home
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 24th Jun 17, 10:00 AM
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    I've had a long week working till midnight a couple of nights.

    The irony is I'm desperately looking for a new job. But can't complete the applications as I'm too busy working. Haha.

    Today I am doing no work. I will finish an application. I would love that job. Haha.

    I'm going to hem a skirt today also. I may even wear it tomorrow. Hopefully haha.

    I hope you're all well. And busy crafting.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 3 / 500
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 24th Jun 17, 8:32 PM
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    Thank you, rosie. Cards are courtesy of hunky-dory cardstock (I have an endless supply it seems, lol).

    I've started back on sock knitting, I've picked up my tapestry again, and - oh, dear - I've ordered wool for another crochet blanket. Maybe my mojo is back.

    I also found out that one of my hearts for Manchester has a new home
    Originally posted by greentiger
    Never knitted socks but would love to attempt to.
    Do you use double pointed needles or circular as the latter i have every size there is. Still not getting any tapestry finished, wip is 3 years now. Crochet is a something else never tried, maybe this winter.Your hearts were lovely by the way.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 25th Jun 17, 9:34 PM
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    rosie, I use double pointed needles; I get in a fankle with circulars, daft I know. As for using them for backwards and forwards knitting .......
    I've tried out a new heel formation on my socks - "fish lips kiss heel". I think I like it! And it saves picking up stitches.

    Thanks re hearts.

    My tapestry is a 3yr wip too! It's about one third done. It takes so long to do just a little.

    crochet is easy and very quick and you rarely drop stitches!
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 26th Jun 17, 3:41 PM
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    rosie, I use double pointed needles; I get in a fankle with circulars, daft I know. As for using them for backwards and forwards knitting .......
    I've tried out a new heel formation on my socks - "fish lips kiss heel". I think I like it! And it saves picking up stitches.

    Thanks re hearts.

    My tapestry is a 3yr wip too! It's about one third done. It takes so long to do just a little.

    crochet is easy and very quick and you rarely drop stitches!
    Originally posted by greentiger
    I just may attempt some socks using circular needles as having my kneecap removed in Sept [same knee that i had TKR before] so will be off my feet for a few weeks.
    So many things on the go, been retired 6 years and busier now then when i worked. Still do 2 mornings unpaid in my local hospice shop love it so much. Not only the people but the amazing bargains to be had, though we have to pay the normal shop prices.
    I always come home with carrier bag or three but only get what i need, least that's what i tell DH.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 30th Jun 17, 12:28 AM
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    the Christmas Elf is back, so 4 more cards!

    29.6.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 30th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
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    These are lovely cards greenginger, never really tried myself.
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2017 Makes from stash
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 30th Jun 17, 10:50 PM
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    Thanks, rosie.
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