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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
    Last edited by craftingmad; 31-12-2018 at 3:02 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

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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 28th Dec 18, 5:57 PM
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    Reserved for participants

    Craftingmad 120/2019
    Rosie51 2/150
    Wraithlady 1/50
    nimbo 22/400
    shish100 0/30
    osbornbiscuit 0/180
    bit by bit 0/12
    keepcalmandcraft 0/150
    tiggermad ?
    Ozziebug ?
    Sayschezza ?
    Frizz2 200
    chirpycheap 59/200
    Last edited by craftingmad; 25-01-2019 at 4:07 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
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 28th Dec 18, 7:01 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 7:01 PM
    Sign me up again, 150 makes i think.
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 31st Dec 18, 5:02 PM
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    • 31st Dec 18, 5:02 PM
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    • 31st Dec 18, 5:02 PM
    I would like to join - I really need to do something about my collection of variously-sized bits of fabric and odd balls of yarn I keep finding. Knowing how slow I am, 50 makes will do to start.
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 31st Dec 18, 7:31 PM
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    • 31st Dec 18, 7:31 PM
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    • 31st Dec 18, 7:31 PM
    Welcome rosie51 and Wraithlady. Its great to have you onboard x
    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
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 31st Dec 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 31st Dec 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 31st Dec 18, 11:33 PM
    Hiya

    I’d like to set a target of 400 this year. Didn’t manage last years total but am hopeful for this year.

    Have already got one to declare. Set off some raspberry gin. We were really slack last year and haven’t made any fruit liqueurs until now although we have a load of spirits and masses of fruit picked. This has been made with some gifted Gordon’s that my mum won in a raffle as she doesn’t drink gin and she knows that I’m usually in the ball at making sloe gin. It’s been there for nearly two years waiting to be used up.

    The raspberry gin should only take two weeks to work - I will need to buy a tiny amount of raspberries to add tomorrow or maybe Wednesday as I’m not sure I can face shops tomorrow.

    I have a bottle of Hendricks and I’m torn over what to do with it. I only drink fruit gin but it seems a waste...

    Happy new year to all.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 1st Jan 19, 10:33 AM
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    • 1st Jan 19, 10:33 AM
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    • 1st Jan 19, 10:33 AM
    Oooh nimbo I love gin so I'll be round in a couple of weeks then
    Great to have you on board and good luck with your stash busting
    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
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 3rd Jan 19, 2:40 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 19, 2:40 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 19, 2:40 PM
    Hi all, well I'm off and running towards my total with 13 makes made today. These were 12 beaded angels (5 of them for orders and the rest will sit in my stock ready to sell) and one birthday card for my MIL (whose birthday is tomorrow).


    So I'm currently on 13/2019 - such a long way to go but this IS the year I SHALL HIT MY TARGET
    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
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 4th Jan 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 4th Jan 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 4th Jan 19, 12:22 PM
    The gin is still ginning. I added a small amount of raspberries so that did technically cost me 1.33 bit for a bottle of gin I feel the cost was worth it.

    I have spent the day printing in loads of old and probably never going to be used paper with my Christmas gifts.

    I have made one note book with the cinch I was bought and will make more when the pages I have printed have dried.

    2 / 300.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 4th Jan 19, 6:12 PM
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    I love my Cinch nimbo and was using mine today to make a notebook as well I also think 1.33 for a bottle of gin is very reasonable

    I am declaring two more makes towards my total (the said notebook mentioned above) and also a birthday card for my daddy

    That takes my total up to 15/2019
    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
    • shish100
    • By shish100 5th Jan 19, 6:39 PM
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    Can I join in please? I have a large amount of fabric, a couple of pieces are bought for specific projects. and most is left over pieces. I intend on making a dent in my stash, as I am running out of room for any more fabric!

    I am going to aim for 30 items. I have a couple of dresses to make and these always take me some time. So I have gone for a lower target.
    • osbornbiscuit
    • By osbornbiscuit 6th Jan 19, 5:56 PM
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    re 2019
    Can I join please? I have a small box room that is overflowing with fabric, wool and bits of craft that I wanted to learn. Unfortunately I volunteer at a charity shop and am known as the knitting lady so people bring bags of wool in for me and I put a donation in the tin. I do knit for several charities including a premature baby group, and cuddle dolls and twiddle muffs and a refugee group so I am constantly knitting something. I have tried putting it into boxes to make it look a bit tidier but I never turn wool away from anyone. I love knitting premature baby and dolls clothes for the cuddle dolls as they knit up so quick but the call went out for jumpers and cardigans for older children and they take a bit longer. Oh and I also knit blankets for our local dogs rescue ( in chunky so they knit up quick)
    The fabric arrived as I was given a sewing machine 2 years ago and finally got around to unpacking it last year and locating the youtube video on how to thread and use it so this year will be using the bl...dy thing. I have the patterns and the material just need the motivation.
    I will aim for 15 per month and see how that goes. Wish me luck
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 8th Jan 19, 8:22 PM
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    Oooh nimbo I love gin so I'll be round in a couple of weeks then
    Originally posted by craftingmad
    Probably shouldn't mention my collection of home-made steeps going back to 2010 then....
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 9th Jan 19, 3:58 PM
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    Can I join in please? I have a large amount of fabric, a couple of pieces are bought for specific projects. and most is left over pieces. I intend on making a dent in my stash, as I am running out of room for any more fabric!

    I am going to aim for 30 items. I have a couple of dresses to make and these always take me some time. So I have gone for a lower target.
    Originally posted by shish100
    of course you can and welcome Happy stashbusting
    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
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 9th Jan 19, 4:01 PM
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    Can I join please? I have a small box room that is overflowing with fabric, wool and bits of craft that I wanted to learn. Unfortunately I volunteer at a charity shop and am known as the knitting lady so people bring bags of wool in for me and I put a donation in the tin. I do knit for several charities including a premature baby group, and cuddle dolls and twiddle muffs and a refugee group so I am constantly knitting something. I have tried putting it into boxes to make it look a bit tidier but I never turn wool away from anyone. I love knitting premature baby and dolls clothes for the cuddle dolls as they knit up so quick but the call went out for jumpers and cardigans for older children and they take a bit longer. Oh and I also knit blankets for our local dogs rescue ( in chunky so they knit up quick)
    The fabric arrived as I was given a sewing machine 2 years ago and finally got around to unpacking it last year and locating the youtube video on how to thread and use it so this year will be using the bl...dy thing. I have the patterns and the material just need the motivation.
    I will aim for 15 per month and see how that goes. Wish me luck
    Originally posted by osbornbiscuit

    Its great to have you onboard osbornbiscuit Wishing you all the luck in the world with your stash busting (don't worry your stash still doesn't match mine yet - I have filled a whole house!
    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
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 9th Jan 19, 4:03 PM
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    Probably shouldn't mention my collection of home-made steeps going back to 2010 then....
    Originally posted by Wraithlady

    ooooh its been a tough day today - I'll be round in about 10 minutes Wraithlady
    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
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 9th Jan 19, 4:07 PM
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    So how is everyone getting on? I've moved my total up to 26/2019 so I really must try harder but at least some progress is better than no progress! I've made some sticker sheets, spiralbound books using my cinch and a couple of birthday cards so I'm edging towards my total but really must pull my socks up and get into gear if I'm going to meet my target this year!

    I ordered lots of crafty goodies in the sales at the end of last year (I've still been really good and not spent anything on craft supplies this year yet - promise!) but have been really good today and returned about half of what I ordered and am just waiting for my refunds to hit my bank account. Not only do I have more pennies in my pocket but I also don't have to find room for those items too in my already bulging house!

    I think I may be turning a corner - lets see how long it can last!
    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
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 10th Jan 19, 6:24 PM
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    Hi there, can I rejoin please? I didn't get very far last year with real life getting in the way. I did start some projects though and so have finished off one and sent it on its way to a friend in need. Its a simple crocheted granny kneeblanket, one big square of yellow, red, green and pink.

    I am putting myself down for 12 projects as last year i only managed one. If I get the second blanket finished that I started before Christmas I will already surpass last years total
    Last edited by bit by bit; 10-01-2019 at 6:29 PM.
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 11th Jan 19, 7:43 AM
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    Hi there, can I rejoin please? I didn't get very far last year with real life getting in the way. I did start some projects though and so have finished off one and sent it on its way to a friend in need. Its a simple crocheted granny kneeblanket, one big square of yellow, red, green and pink.

    I am putting myself down for 12 projects as last year i only managed one. If I get the second blanket finished that I started before Christmas I will already surpass last years total
    Originally posted by bit by bit
    Its great to have you on board bit by bit

    Don't beat yourself up over not hitting last years target - any progress is fabulous in my eyes

    I can't wait to hear about your progress this year -Good luck
    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
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 11th Jan 19, 7:45 AM
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    I'm back to declare another 5 makes towards my total taking me to 31/2019 Its going up slowly!

    The five items were made up of two sticker sheets and three more spiral bound books - once I made one I just cant seem to stop - at least its using my stash up

    How's everyone else getting on -no stash buying yet?
    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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