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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 28th Dec 18, 11:19 AM
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    Stash Busting 2019 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more!
    • #1
    • 28th Dec 18, 11:19 AM
    Stash Busting 2019 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more! 28th Dec 18 at 11:19 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
    Last edited by craftingmad; 31-12-2018 at 4:02 PM.
    Mortgage - 125k 32k 24k OP Made 2010 29320 OP 2011 4200
    BTL Mortgage 81K BTL Mortgage 82
    No Craft Spending in 2019 10/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2019 31/2019

    1% club member 17,18& 21 - 100% reached 3 times 10k New Target 300.57/5000 6%
    NSD JAN 8/16
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    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 14th Mar 19, 6:52 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.

    • ponypal
    • By ponypal 16th Mar 19, 4:30 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.
    March 2019 NSD Total so far: 7
    Debt Free since December 2017
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 16th Mar 19, 7:05 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
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2019 Makes From Stash
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 17th Mar 19, 9:24 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, 9:34 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, 11:16 AM
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    Can you make box shaped bags for your projects to store in the cupboard.
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