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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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  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    It would have been more of i had counted. I have downsized loads of stuff to a charity shop and binned a load too.

    I’ve at least packed the craft room. Yay.

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  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    Tea cosy finished and much appreciated. Now moving on to seats and backs for 2 folding chairs - ok I bought material for that but only because I didn't have the right sort of material.

    Decided I'm never going to make 50 so have decided to revise it to 12 as a far more realistic target (1 a month)

    5/12
  • emsi_bemsi_b Forumite
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    Well done nimbo! I don't envy you packing a house up. Never again! I am making very, very slow progress, but I am getting some done. I have cut out the words for my scrapbook page with my cricut. So pleased it still works, not a waste of money 10 years ago... ��
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  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    I have decided I have way too much stuff. I am planning to downsize over the next few weeks while I unpack. It’s gotten to mad proportions.

    But I have now basically moved. Yay.

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  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    2 chair backs & seats done.

    Well, I'm quite chuffed even if no-one else is.

    7/12
  • PipneyJanePipneyJane Forumite
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    Wraithlady wrote: »
    2 chair backs & seats done.

    Well, I'm quite chuffed even if no-one else is.

    7/12

    Well done you! I remember my mum recovering some folding chairs when the existing canvas went - it can be an awkward task.

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  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    That sounds like a real mission and well done on the revamp.

    Are there any more you need to do?

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  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    No, just the 2 folding chairs. But they look vastly better than they did
  • nimbonimbo Forumite
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    So I managed to get rid of a few things and then this weekend I have used a small bag to put my hoover bits in. It’s been in my craft room for ages and I’ve wanted to sew a pretty bag for the bits that keep falling off my hoover. It’s killed two birds with one stone. Yay. It’s isn't attractive but my hoover lives at the top of the cellar steps.

    I have also seen four curtains for my new bedroom. I couldn’t find any I liked. The only ones that came close were £35 each and i needed four. They weren’t £140 nice so I bought four throws for £4 each at Ikea and sewed up the tops. I’m impressed with how quick they were to do and they look ok.

    I appreciate they were a spend but I need curtains. I don’t want to flash the neighbours. Hahah.

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  • WraithladyWraithlady Forumite
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    Nimbo, curtains are good for getting long with your neighbours!

    Re craft stuff, I have started cutting out hexagons from my stash of leftover jeans material so I can make a picnic rug. Made 42 so far, think I'm going to need a whole lot more...

    As my mum would have said, it seemed like a good idea at the time :)
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