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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 17th Aug 19, 12:17 PM
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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
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 18th Aug 19, 9:26 AM
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    It’s a good start and it’ll keep you busy for while.

    I want to buy more of the throws. So I can cover the backs of three of my sofa cushions that have red on them.

    I could also decorate a lampshade. If I can find a basic one I like. Yay.

    I desperately need to sort out the craft room. It’s staring to look super messy as I’ve just stacked everything in it.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 22nd Aug 19, 9:02 PM
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    No dramatic progress, but I am chipping away slowly. The cushion covers are still unfinished because I've been on a scrapbooking binge recently. I do find it very slow going though, so it looks like I haven't done a lot. My mum (Bless her!) Used up a few packs of bits when she came up to babysit for me, and I have been making quite a lot with the cricut again (never used the basic shapes, but wish I'd been using it for years!).

    On the downside, I have found myself with another huge lot of craft stuff from my mum- most to sell (lots already has bids on), but there were a good few bits I couldn't sell because they were just too nice. And then some half price promarkers fell into my basket when I was buying some dye for work trousers, and then even more promarkers when I was twiddling my thumbs whilst little man was settling in at nursery. They were on my Christmas list, but I really have slipped quite a bit! I have already used up a few bits, but there's still a net gain overall.
    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 24th Aug 19, 7:31 AM
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    I'm back, been 5 years since I was last on here, and STILL trying to reduce the stash!!!

    I have got rid of a heck of a lot, but there is still enough left to keep me occupied for at least 10 years. So I'd like to join in again please, and aim for 50 before the end of the year.

    (I am currently cutting 2" squares out of scrap fabrics to make a postage stamp quilt). ��

    Chris
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 25th Aug 19, 7:51 PM
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    I havenít made anything today - I have however managed to unpack 10 boxes. I have one bag already to go to the charity shop and another box being filled. Yay.

    I am getting closer to having a sewing room that is usable. Yay.

    222 / 400.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 27th Aug 19, 8:50 PM
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    The sewing room is unpacked and sorted out. Yay.

    I have downsized a huge bag of rubbish and more for the sharing shop. My sister may also have ended up with some bits.

    So I’m adding another 50. (She’s liberated a lot of stuff).

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 29th Aug 19, 5:58 PM
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    So I’ve hung two mirrors. (Only four to go). Yay.

    I’ve bought a nest of little tables (as well as the varnish and paint to sort them out). Which was a kind of cheat but they are needed.

    274/400

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 31st Aug 19, 7:04 AM
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    I've finally managed to make something this week. I made a morsbag yesterday out of an old curtain. Have been busy the rest of the week cutting out 2 1/2 inch squares and sewing them together, so some progress has been made. Going to be a while before any sizeable dent is made in my fabric stash, but at least I've made a start!!

    Total:. 1/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

    Sealed Pot Challenge #173



    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 3rd Sep 19, 7:00 AM
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    I've finally managed to make something this week. I made a morsbag yesterday out of an old curtain. Have been busy the rest of the week cutting out 2 1/2 inch squares and sewing them together, so some progress has been made. Going to be a while before any sizeable dent is made in my fabric stash, but at least I've made a start!!

    Total:. 1/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

    Sealed Pot Challenge #173



    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 3rd Sep 19, 7:04 AM
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    Don't know what happened there.. repeated post of a few days ago! Ignore that one.

    It's very quiet on here, where is everyone? Is craftingmad still around?

    Used up half a ball of wool yesterday, made a twiddle muff for local hospital for dementia patients.

    2/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

    Sealed Pot Challenge #173



    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 3rd Sep 19, 4:06 PM
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    Yippee, managed to knit another twiddle muff body today, using up approx a third of a ball each of two coloured wools. It's going to take me a while to use up my stash!

    3/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

    Sealed Pot Challenge #173



    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 4th Sep 19, 6:11 PM
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    I hemmed a length of voile to use as a scarf for a costume, but seeing as that was bought last week it's not being counted. Hopefully September will be a bit quieter so I can get some holiday clothes made
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 4th Sep 19, 6:31 PM
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    I'm not really about as I've not been doing much I have been mostly sewing in name labels to little man's nursery clothes, and being back at work! I will get these cushions done soon though, they've only been hanging around months! Then I want to make a pair of dungarees for the little man, and then do a load of Christmas stamping and embossing. I have a plan, just no time or energy!

    I might get chance to have a go at things tomorrow, so I will see how I get on.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 5th Sep 19, 6:50 PM
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    I’ve printed a pattern out at work to use up some birthday fabric. Yay. It was free to print as I did it at work. I don’t even feel bad. They get about an extra week out of me per month.

    Nothing made but I have serious plans and intent for this weekend. Yay.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 7th Sep 19, 7:11 AM
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    Made a couple more twiddle muff bodies yesterday, so that's used a bit more yarn up, not so's you'd notice though!

    5/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 8th Sep 19, 2:56 PM
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    I’ve managed to sand one and a half of the three nested tables. And I’ve painted the legs of one of them. Yay. I still need to stain the top of it and the it may need a second coat. But I love the colour.

    I appreciate it isn’t a finished object. But I’m please with the progress.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • emsi_b
    • By emsi_b 9th Sep 19, 7:14 AM
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    Great progress nimbo! Sounds like a good project
    I have finally, finally made the cushion covers. It took all of an hour, don't know why I kept putting them off. Putting in the zips was more of a mental exercise than it ought to have been, but now I've done a couple, it makes more sense. As I was on a roll, I got started with the sensory quilt I bought remnants for many months ago, and I now have 3/5 of the rows stitched. I'm not doing anything fancy, just rectangle patches and then sewing some straight lines through the wadding but it'll be good for my first attempt at quilting. I've also washed a large piece of leftover remnant to make a pair of baby dungarees with. Need to make the most of my motivation!
    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 9th Sep 19, 10:50 AM
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    Well done both of you, you've been busy.

    I have been working on my postage stamp quilt over the weekend, and now have 20 blocks of 16 small squares sewn together. Can't decide whether to just see all these together, and try to match all the seams, or put sashing between each block.

    Also made a morsbag this morning, so my total is now

    6/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

    Sealed Pot Challenge #173



    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Sep 19, 2:21 PM
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    276 / 400

    I’ve rehung a mirror. And finished the first of the three tables. It was drying in my kitchen at bed time last night so tonight I can bring it through. I know I still have three to go but I’m so pleased. I need to fine more sanding sheets for my mouse. I know I’ve bought some just can’t find them...... moving hasn’t helped.

    The quilts are sounding awesome ��

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • loopychriss
    • By loopychriss 13th Sep 19, 2:48 PM
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    Another twiddle mat thing knitted yesterday. Slowly but surely...

    7/50
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing

    Sealed Pot Challenge #173



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