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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 28th Dec 18, 10:19 AM
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    Stash Busting 2019 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more!
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    • 28th Dec 18, 10:19 AM
    Stash Busting 2019 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more! 28th Dec 18 at 10:19 AM
    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
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 15th Jun 19, 6:00 PM
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    Yesterday I managed to cut out a dress and sew a peg bag.

    Today I have managed to sew a complete dress. My partner feels it’s not very flattering while off and described it as a sack. Hey ho.

    141 / 400. I realise the numbers haven’t gone up masses but I’m quite happy that I’ve learned to sew in sleeves and masses of other things today.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 18th Jun 19, 6:26 PM
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    Well done nimbo! Even if the dress isn't quite tailored to you yet, that's another load of skills to learn and a ready made project to try them out on.

    I have been doing some card making, and have finished another scrapbooking page. I've also got one planned, just need to cut out the title on my cricut and matt and layer the pieces. I still have a large number of pages to finish, but I'm getting there.

    I sold my little sewing machine, and I have a box of papercrafting stuff to list at some point. I keep adding to it. Helpfully, my mum noticed some glitter in there and took it to use, so I have got rid of a little bit ��
    • keepcalmandcraft
    • By keepcalmandcraft 20th Jun 19, 7:10 AM
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    keepcalmandcraft
    I've not been on here for a while but I've been quite busy:
    Made 12 handpainted silk scarves (I sell them)
    13 pattern weights (using rice to fill them)
    Cushion cover from knitted squares given by a friend
    knitted 2 dishcloths
    4 beeswax cloths (bought some beeswax from Ebay and used fabric from my stash)
    IPad case
    Scrunchie (with leftover fabric from ipad case)
    embroidery hoop picture
    2 V pillowcases from an old duvet cover
    32 make-up wipes from old pyjamas
    Stash busting challenge 2019: 70/150
    Declutter challenge 2019: 480/2019
    Fashion on the ration 2019: 11/66
    Stash busting challenge 2018: 105/150
    Declutter challenge 2018: 2018/2018


    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 20th Jun 19, 12:34 PM
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    Is it too late to join?
    If not, please sign me up. I've just realised that some of my yarn stash is old enough to go to high school!

    I have far too much yarn. Ravelry tells me that, excluding partially used skeins, I have 90 different yarns in my "collection".

    My Ravelry Challenge for 2019 was to complete 16 projects: 6 sweaters and 10 pairs of socks, IIRC. So far this year, I'm on my fourth pair of socks and my second full sweater. I've also finished up a couple of sweaters from 2018.

    - Pip
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' "

    C.R.A.P R.O.L.L.Z. #47 Official Brain Harvesting Body Counter
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 21st Jun 19, 9:37 PM
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    I have used up one note book. Yay.

    Fixed one par of trousers for my housemate.

    Sewn one dress to avoid gaps over my bust - wore the dress to a job interview and jog the job.

    144 / 400.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 23rd Jun 19, 4:27 PM
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    146 / 400

    More mending.

    Not earth shattering but still progress. Yay.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Jul 19, 4:59 AM
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    148 / 400.

    Two more notebooks at work finished.

    I am moving in a few weeks so will when I pack my craft stuff make sure that i downsize where possible too.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 9th Jul 19, 7:44 PM
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    Realised I've not been on for ages.

    Finished the footrest, which is not quite perfect but has been much admired, and am trying to finish a wedding present - just some applique and sewing up, should be finished by Saturday (wedding's on Sunday).

    I've lost count, so it's 2 more than last time - will have to check if I can be bothered.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 14th Jul 19, 4:54 PM
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    160 / 400

    I have seen a few of the blind things up. Yay. Planning to move in 2 weeks so it needed doing. It was surprisingly quick.

    I still have to pack the craft room up so that’ll be fun.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 15th Jul 19, 8:38 AM
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    I've not managed to finish anything, but I have been pottering. My progress has been put back by preparing for our first family holiday, being on holiday, and unpacking from holiday. It was quite seamless and mostly stress free, but that did mean it took time to think about what to take and what alternatives etc, time I used to spend crafting!

    I have managed to find a few minutes here and there to matt and layer some toppers, but they aren't on cards yet. I started a cushion, but haven't quite finished it. That's this week's job!

    I finally did a car boot, so all the boxes are out of the craft room! I didn't sell very much at all, only made a little bit after my pitch, but I donated the rest, so still out of the house and space to move now.

    Well done everyone on your crafts, I'd love to see some photos (but I don't know how people do that)
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 20th Jul 19, 8:51 AM
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    162 / 400.

    More notebooks finished off.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 21st Jul 19, 5:58 PM
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    200 / 400

    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.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 22nd Jul 19, 1:54 PM
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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_b
    • By emsi_b 22nd Jul 19, 7:21 PM
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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... ��
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 27th Jul 19, 11:27 AM
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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.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 30th Jul 19, 9:51 PM
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    2 chair backs & seats done.

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

    7/12
    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 31st Jul 19, 11:09 AM
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    2 chair backs & seats done.

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

    7/12
    Originally posted by Wraithlady
    Well done you! I remember my mum recovering some folding chairs when the existing canvas went - it can be an awkward task.

    - Pip
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' "

    C.R.A.P R.O.L.L.Z. #47 Official Brain Harvesting Body Counter
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 31st Jul 19, 5:06 PM
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    That sounds like a real mission and well done on the revamp.

    Are there any more you need to do?

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 6th Aug 19, 5:52 PM
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    No, just the 2 folding chairs. But they look vastly better than they did
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 13th Aug 19, 8:51 PM
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    210 / 400

    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.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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