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Stash Busting 2019 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more!

edited 31 December 2018 at 5:02PM in Crafting
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edited 31 December 2018 at 5:02PM in Crafting
Hi everyone I'm back and raring to go with my stash busting challenge in 2019

The challenge is simple. From 1st January 2019 you are not allowed to buy any new craft supplies until you have used what you have (adhesives or items for orders are allowed) but of course nobody is going to hurt you if you happen to fall off into the dark (or pretty paper) side for a bit

My aim for 2019 is to make 2019 items from my stash

This thread is a great motivation to me and hopefully others so I'd love for you to join me on the journey.

Let me know what your targets are and I'll add you to challenge.

Can't wait to hear how we all get on
Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
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  • edited 25 January 2019 at 6:07PM
    craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    edited 25 January 2019 at 6:07PM
    Reserved for participants

    Craftingmad 120/2019
    Rosie51 2/150
    Wraithlady 1/50
    nimbo 22/400
    shish100 0/30
    osbornbiscuit 0/180
    bit by bit 0/12
    keepcalmandcraft 0/150
    tiggermad ?
    Ozziebug ?
    Sayschezza ?
    Frizz2 200
    chirpycheap 59/200
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • rosie51rosie51 Forumite
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    Sign me up again, 150 makes i think.
    2020 Stash makes/destash 61/150
  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    I would like to join - I really need to do something about my collection of variously-sized bits of fabric and odd balls of yarn I keep finding. Knowing how slow I am, 50 makes will do to start.
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Welcome rosie51 and Wraithlady. Its great to have you onboard x
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    Hiya

    I’d like to set a target of 400 this year. Didn’t manage last years total but am hopeful for this year.

    Have already got one to declare. Set off some raspberry gin. We were really slack last year and haven’t made any fruit liqueurs until now although we have a load of spirits and masses of fruit picked. This has been made with some gifted Gordon’s that my mum won in a raffle as she doesn’t drink gin and she knows that I’m usually in the ball at making sloe gin. It’s been there for nearly two years waiting to be used up.

    The raspberry gin should only take two weeks to work - I will need to buy a tiny amount of raspberries to add tomorrow or maybe Wednesday as I’m not sure I can face shops tomorrow.

    I have a bottle of Hendricks and I’m torn over what to do with it. I only drink fruit gin but it seems a waste...

    Happy new year to all.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Oooh nimbo I love gin so I'll be round in a couple of weeks then :)
    Great to have you on board and good luck with your stash busting
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    Hi all, well I'm off and running towards my total with 13 makes made today. These were 12 beaded angels (5 of them for orders and the rest will sit in my stock ready to sell) and one birthday card for my MIL (whose birthday is tomorrow).


    So I'm currently on 13/2019 - such a long way to go but this IS the year I SHALL HIT MY TARGET :)
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    The gin is still ginning. I added a small amount of raspberries so that did technically cost me £1.33 bit for a bottle of gin I feel the cost was worth it.

    I have spent the day printing in loads of old and probably never going to be used paper with my Christmas gifts.

    I have made one note book with the cinch I was bought and will make more when the pages I have printed have dried.

    2 / 300.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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  • craftingmadcraftingmad Forumite
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    I love my Cinch nimbo and was using mine today to make a notebook as well :) I also think £1.33 for a bottle of gin is very reasonable :)

    I am declaring two more makes towards my total (the said notebook mentioned above) and also a birthday card for my daddy :)

    That takes my total up to 15/2019 :)
    Mortgage - [STRIKE]£125k[/STRIKE][STRIKE] £32k[/STRIKE] £24k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending in 2020 53/366 Stash Busting Challenge 2020 244/2020

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times £10k :j New Target £300.57/£5000 6%
    NSD JAN 10/20
  • shish100shish100 Forumite
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    Can I join in please? I have a large amount of fabric, a couple of pieces are bought for specific projects. and most is left over pieces. I intend on making a dent in my stash, as I am running out of room for any more fabric!

    I am going to aim for 30 items. I have a couple of dresses to make and these always take me some time. So I have gone for a lower target.
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