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Stash Busting 2018 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Crafting
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  • bit_by_bitbit_by_bit Forumite
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    :TI have sorted my wool stash into colour groupings. My first project this year will be to make a knee blanket and matching shawl for when I am driving. The rest of the wool will be used for twiddle muffs for the local hospital.

    I have written it down so I am now committed. I haven't been doing much craft wise for a good few years. I have a lot of supplies because of good intentions but never had the time or motivation for follow through. I hope by the end of the year i will have shifted some of it and made some lovely items too.

    Thanks Nimbo for kickstarting us for 2018 :D
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, Big C survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 March 2021- 9 months to go.Challenges 2020: Banish the Clutter 2020 31/52 bags plus 8 large items
    Make £2020 on 2020 #80 £1513.73/£2020
    MFW # 87 2020: £301.23/£2300
  • magicalmagical Forumite
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    Please can I join again. It keeps me motivated. I count items I’ve made rather than individual pieces. I’m aiming high. Can I go for a target of 35 please.

    I’ve already done three projects so can you put me down for 3/35 please x

    I’m trying to clear out my craftroom at the moment as some stuff I will never use. I’m quite enjoying it x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters:D
  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    Hi all -

    I have been feeling pants so stayed in today... I have used up 15 little bits and have decorated a polystyrene ring. I was going to make it into a unicorn mobile with it - but have now added one tassel and plan to juts add two more as i like it the way its covered now. (wrapped with lots of embroidery threads)...

    Mended anoter leather bag for work - FINISHED

    Unicorn mobile - morphed into a rainbow wrapped ring with tassels... FINISHED

    I hope you've all been busy and enjoying the weekend.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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  • bit_by_bitbit_by_bit Forumite
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    Accidentally posted my target in the 2017 thread. I think I will go for 12 items this year and hope for more.
    Trouble is I am having difficulty selecting colours for my knee blanket. i have come to the conclusion that I should just make it multi coloured and not worry about it. This sort of proctrastination is why I have a huge stash as it is. Got to make a decision and stick to it.

    I hope everyone has had a peaceful weekend.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, Big C survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 March 2021- 9 months to go.Challenges 2020: Banish the Clutter 2020 31/52 bags plus 8 large items
    Make £2020 on 2020 #80 £1513.73/£2020
    MFW # 87 2020: £301.23/£2300
  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    Hiya bit by bit - I’d added you from the other thread. :)

    I’ve managed to use up another three skeins of embroidery thread.

    35 so far. (Tried to use n iron on transfer yesterday - didn’t work but the stash was busted) I’d forgotten.

    I’m planning to get at least one thing made a week. It probably won’t last but it’s the aim.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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  • bit_by_bitbit_by_bit Forumite
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    Thanks Nimbo.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, Big C survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 March 2021- 9 months to go.Challenges 2020: Banish the Clutter 2020 31/52 bags plus 8 large items
    Make £2020 on 2020 #80 £1513.73/£2020
    MFW # 87 2020: £301.23/£2300
  • greentigergreentiger Forumite
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    7 more cards for various things made - none of them for Christmas!
    Stashbusting 77
    Reading Challenge 13/26
    Film Challenge 33/52
  • greentigergreentiger Forumite
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    and a Valentine card
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Hi everyone,
    Its great to see this thread which I started many moons ago is still going strong and lovely to see some familiar faces along with new people taking part. :T
    I'd love to join in if I may. Sadly in my absence my stash seems to have grown to unbelievable proportions (which shows this thread works I suppose) :) so I'm going to set myself a target of 700 makes this year if that's ok? :p
    I have to admit I have started (a New's years resolution was made) and have made 31 items already :)
    It feels great to be back - stashbusting here I come :):D
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  • Lovely to have you back craftingmad
    Not finished anything yet this year but I've got lots on the go and intend to work from my stash only buying if I need something to complete a project.

    Well done to everyone who's already posting completed makes.
    SPC~12 ot 124

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