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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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    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 14th Mar 19, 5:52 PM
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    Odd - thought I'd posted before.

    Obviously not - 1 tea dress made for a family birthday out of material I'd forgotten I'd bought. Looks raterh good, if I say so myself - to the extent that my sister wants me to make her one! She has to buy the material though.

    3/50
    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 16th Mar 19, 3:30 PM
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    I was gifted a sheet of stickers and a die cut sticker, just being accountable! I have also purchased 2 die cut stickers which I didn't think about at the time, but it kind of means I have broken my ban D:
    They have not arrived yet but I might do a count of all my stuff when they get here.
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 16th Mar 19, 6:05 PM
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    One black bag of stuffing used to fill 2 dog beds i have made,plus 2 covers for them from fabric in stash. Now 18/150
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 17th Mar 19, 8:24 AM
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    I sorted through my craft room (guest bedroom if hubby is reading) and managed to condense a couple of drawers, and recycle a few odd scraps I'd been keeping. I have a bit of a storage problem in that the shelves I have aren't tall enough to put some bits on them, so the underneath of my desk is now full of big boxes! I did feel good condensing the drawers down- I had 3 drawers of card making embellishments, and now I have 2! I only binned a few small bits really, so I have been using up quite a bit.
    I have almost finished another cross stitch. They are so tiny really, but I do love the look of them on cards.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 18th Mar 19, 8:34 PM
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    I’ve had a belt of a clear out today. We had a new to us sofa which my fella has picked up. So have Put the old one in the back garden - he collects another tomorrow and we’ll get this and an arm chair to the tip ASAP.

    As such got rid of some old screwed up wrapping paper and some wall paper samples that were covered in dust stuffed down the side of the old sofa. Not exactly a massive space saver but still out of the House and into the recycling.

    My next project has to be to sand and paint a cupboard for the front room. It will store some of my massive craft stash and ufo’s So they are not stacked in the front room all over the coffee table. I will need to develop some kind of basket / box system to keep the projects together for this. The cupboard was at the back of the shed until the weekend when my partner was thrilled that I made him dig it out for me. He was in there getting rid of an old mower so it made sense. It’s now by the door so handy to get to when he is out. In my head the cupboard was deeper then it actually is. So may need to come up with a plan b for baskets boxes etc...

    I plan to sew some covers for some cushions that although brand new have started to split a little down the seams. That should bust some stash of not so nice fabric and shouldn’t take too long once the fabric is ironed. I’ve already started the outside cushions covers. Just need to stitch them up. They were to be a birthday gift last November. Obviously not happened. They may now be a housewarming gift for the same person. Haha.

    I’ve got a stack of mending to do. I seem to lack motivation when I need to change the thread in my sewing machine. I don’t know why it’s not exactly a challenge - but it has seemed to be all the reason I need to not sew something. I may make myself a black thread and a white thread list and crack on with at least some of it.

    I seem to have a project list as long as my arm and no time to start anything or no motivation anyway.

    So 110 / 400. But more through clearing out then making.

    Need to get a wriggle on.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 19th Mar 19, 10:16 AM
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    Sayschezza
    Can you make box shaped bags for your projects to store in the cupboard.
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 19th Mar 19, 8:21 PM
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    I like that as a plan. It would also use up more stash.

    The cupboard has doors so a mish mash of storage solutions will be used inside. All free is the idea.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 21st Mar 19, 6:57 AM
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    Cross stitch done, and two embroidery hoops bought to help with the hand cramp I get if I'm doing it for too long. I managed to walk all the way around hobby craft and only bought those two bits...! Much better disciplined than early on in my quest
    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 21st Mar 19, 9:49 AM
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    Donated some unused arts and crafts bits to be sold at a carboot fundraiser my colleagues are doing so that's a few less bits and bobs I didn't enjoy using in the first place!
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 21st Mar 19, 4:41 PM
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    Still knitting and sewing but stash not going down very quickly. Sorted out scrapbook stuff and have a box full to pass on to friends. Turned down a patchwork quilt kit from a friend who has too much stash as I knew it would never get finished at the rate I sew so feeling a bit smug about that.
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 22nd Mar 19, 4:01 PM
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    Nothing crafty. Boo hiss.

    Finished off two notebooks. Yay.

    112 / 400.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 30th Mar 19, 4:41 PM
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    I have done some mending. Not exactly earth shattering in the stash busting but it has got rid of a small pile. So three things mended.

    One thing beyond mending. So I took a pocket off the combats and made a pouch for my partners whittling knives. It isn’t poke proof but it’ll hopefully stop me finding them all over the floor!!!!

    I had planned to make a purse for my mother for tomorrow. I can’t find the pieces I’ve cut out. I have wrapped her an embroidered hoop instead. I’ll find it hopefully soon.

    117 / 400.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 31st Mar 19, 11:28 AM
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    Used up another highlighter! Every little counts right?
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 1st Apr 19, 1:20 AM
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    Ponypal and nimbo, every little counts! I have not had my crafting mojo recently. Little one cut another tooth (dear Lord, the first two were less trouble combined), I've got yet another cold, and to top it off, got food poisoning on my first mothers day
    I did get another mini cross stitch done, and 9 mothers day cards done. Most of them were just finished off from the huge pile of half done cards, but still looked nice and got some more projects finished up!
    I have bought some sewing patterns to help use up my stash of fabric. I was going to get both mother in law and my nan to help me as I've never used paper patterns again, but will be recuperating from this food poisoning for a while.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Apr 19, 6:13 AM
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    Emsi feel better soon.

    I’ve done nothing else crafty but am back at work this week. So may at least finish stationery.

    I’ve got a busy week ahead of me - but will be sneaking off early on Thursday. I’m off Friday. Yay.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Apr 19, 5:47 PM
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    I’ve finished off another note book at work today. Started the next. Yay.

    Small wins and nothing made. I do however have some cross stitch etc to do this weekend. My partner bought them for my birthday and gave them to me early. Yay.

    118 / 400

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 8th Apr 19, 6:58 PM
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    Used up two more highlighters! Really want to finish a notebook soon!
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 8th Apr 19, 7:16 PM
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    I bought another card making set when I went out with my mum today, oops. I was otherwise very restrained, and we've got a card making session planned tomorrow so I will get some used up reasonably quickly.
    I've been doing some cross stitch whilst little man plays/sleeps, and that's another one almost done. This is a Christmas one, so that'll be another Christmas card done for this year. It's not the nicest one I've done, so I might think about getting rid of the remainder threads and the pattern rather than keep it. It doesn't take up much room, but I'm not sure it's worth keeping.
    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 11th Apr 19, 2:25 PM
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    A gel pen and a fountain pen ink cartridge ran out in quick succession today! Hope you don't mind me doing stationery on here I have about 5,294 more ink cartridges to use up. Might post a stash list at some point.
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 12th Apr 19, 10:18 AM
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    I have done loads and loads of die cutting the last few days. Did some with my mum and that spurred me on to do some at home- the previously overflowing scrap box is now half the size now just to put them on cards...!
    I finished the cross stitch I was doing and chucked the pattern in the recycling, hurrah. Not much, but I've never binned one before so it's the principle of the matter.
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