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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Jan 18, 7:41 PM
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    Stash Busting 2018 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more!
    • #1
    • 3rd Jan 18, 7:41 PM
    Stash Busting 2018 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more! 3rd Jan 18 at 7:41 PM
    Hi crafters,

    Using the concept from the 2017 thread (and going back as far as 2014 I think...) - originally set up by 'Crafting Mad' - this is hopefully to keep us all on track - and to help us all workour way through our crazy big stashes...

    Welcome to the new 2018 stash busters thread.

    You can find the 2016 thread here:-

    and the 2017 thread here:

    Well done to all the crafters who took part in 2017. Everyone was amazing and the thread helped so many people that hopefully 2018 can be the same.

    For those of you who are new here are a quick recap of the (very loose) rules:-

    The rules of the challenge are simple.

    You can make anything you like but everything you make must be made using items from your current stash.

    You are allowed to print things from cds etc and print any photos etc which may be needed for scrap booking pages but you must not buy any new stash until your target has been met (except for if it is something to enable you to finish of a project such as adhesive etc).

    However this challenge is just for fun so if you do sin (and I'm sure there will be many - with me at the top of the list!!) then post for forgiveness and keep creating and having fun xxx

    So who's with me this year? Tell me your target and you'll be added to the list Old and new members are welcomed alike

    Anyone can join in at any time

    Happy stash busting

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 20th Oct 18, 5:00 PM
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    I have finished the lap top case. Whoop whoop. It’s not perfect but it’ll do. It has taken me hours of work. But well worth it.

    243 / 500.

    Next on the cards a massive tidy up in the craft room. I keep clearing other areas and stuff just gets dumped in it over and over again.

    After that I want to make a lined leather journal.

    Hope you’ve all been busy. Xx

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 20th Oct 18, 7:26 PM
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    So a leather pouch for a saw has been made as well as 8 jars of green tomato relish.

    252 / 500.

    I’m now we going to make my target but I’m still getting things made slowly.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 26th Oct 18, 1:45 PM
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    Made 2 birthday cards for family members and a thank you card from stash of card making bits. I don't making many cards but was pleased with this result.
    This brings my makes to 23, so 27 more to make if i am tor each my target of 50.
    So quite on here these days, where are you all?
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 27th Oct 18, 6:16 PM
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    I don’t know.

    Just seems to be us. Haha.

    I have made another leather lap top case. A bit bigger that the last so I can keep a note book in it too. It is for work.

    Next is a leather bag. It’s going to take time to make a pattern too.

    253 / 500.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 2nd Dec 18, 1:51 PM
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    Have just finished 3 little owls in their Santa hats, made from scrap wool. Lovely to knit and ready for the tree. Total now stands at 26/50.
    Hope you are all well and busy crafting.
    Last edited by rosie51; 02-12-2018 at 1:52 PM. Reason: error
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 9th Dec 18, 8:31 PM
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    I have hung some pictures as well as had a bit of a clear out to the craft room.

    Feeling like I have managed something useful today at least.

    I am attending a dress making course next weekend so will hopefully make at least one thing then - and it’ll be a big thing. Haha I have paid for the course but all fabric and pattern are included. (75 - including the pattern 4.5 m of fabric and 1.5m for lining. So really can’t complain too much as it was 6 a metre).

    I have a massive list of things i want to make before Christmas. It’s probably not going to happen. We’re already too behind to make sloe gin or cherry brandy. I’m planning to set off some raspberry gin as I’ve found a recipe for a quick one that should be done in two weeks.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • wozzy36
    • By wozzy36 13th Dec 18, 2:11 AM
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    Hi there, I 've just found this stash busting thread. It's something I desperately need to join, as despite my good intentions, I m doing no good at all in tackling my own stash alone. In fact I keep buying more stuff as I often can't find what I need in amongst the other stuff!! Here's hoping you'll be continuing on through 2019!
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 15th Dec 18, 8:34 PM
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    I have sold one of my sewing machines. 55. Not masses but this has virtually covered the cost of the sewing class.

    So far I have a lined bodice sewn up. Need to turn right side out and press. But it’s looking like a dress already. Feeling pretty positive.

    Other than having sold a surplus sewing machine I haven’t busted any stash. However I have been inspired to open another dress pattern and use up some fabric from the stash.

    254 / 500.

    We’ve not set off any sloe gin or anything yet so I think I’m very unlikely to manage my target this year. Hey ho.

    Hope you’ve all been busy.

    Once it’s going hopefully it’ll make for a good start to next year.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 16th Dec 18, 5:28 PM
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    So I can’t add another to my total.


    However I have a dress bodice lined. Invisiable zip in place. All hemmed.

    I need to finish the top of the dress / zip and slip stitch the lining in. Not exactly a small job. But I’m so gosh darn thrilled to have got as far as I have.

    It looks like a dress. Yay.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 22nd Dec 18, 6:39 AM
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    So I still haven’t finished the dress. It is on my list.

    I have used up two sheets of stickers. Obviously took up loads of room. Sir the craft table is now cleared. Hahah

    I have also downsized a load of freee kits form magazines and such.

    269 / 500
    Still not going to make target. But am trying.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • shish100
    • By shish100 22nd Dec 18, 12:38 PM
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    I have stumbled across this thread. Are you running it next year?
    I definitely need to work on reducing my stash. I made a small start by making some decorations as gifts for Christmas.
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 25th Dec 18, 10:32 AM
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    Finished the dress. Which I would like to count it as 100. As I’m so impressed that I managed it.

    Also jam made - one pan over the kitchen floor some made it to jars.

    I’m never going to make my target. But I’m Heading in the right direction.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 26th Dec 18, 10:57 AM
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    bit by bit
    Well I didn't get far this last year due to real life (and a huge amount of mess due to remodelling the house).

    I managed to complete one skirt from stashed fabric.

    I have nearly completed a knee blanket for a friend from my wool stash. This was intended for me in the beginning but she has more need. It has took so long because on seeing my crochet DD requested a double blanket crocheted granny style for her room at uni.

    A huge number of squares are crocheted so I just need to put it all together. I am intending to get both projects done for New Years Eve which is very doable but the big blanket isn't made from wool from thee grand stash.

    As soon as I see the thread for 2019 I will be rejoining. I am comitted to making all handmade christmas gifts next year. I hope to do better than 2 items.

    All the best for the rest of the festive season.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in April 2021- 19 months to go.
    Challenges 2019: MFW 2019 #164 1643.24/3200 Make 2019 in 2019 #70 1385/2019 Stash Busting 2019 4/12 projects A Clutter free Life 2019 75/100 bags and 14 large items.
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 28th Dec 18, 7:05 PM
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    Add 4 more make to my final total [4 Xmas decorations] Total for Year 30/50
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 31st Dec 18, 3:01 PM
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    I'm so proud to see that this thread is still helping other crafters all these years later and of each of you for all your achievements.
    I have just fell off the wagon and bought A LOT of things in the sales so have just started a new thread ready for 2019.
    I look forward to seeing lots of you over there -I need all the motivation I can get
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    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 12th Feb 19, 9:26 AM
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    OMG I have so much fabric I just found that I must have bought years ago. I will definitely be using all of that up before I buy more. My weakness is Liberty print fabric fat quarters!...
    • squishylove1989
    • By squishylove1989 18th Feb 19, 5:23 PM
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    Could I have the link for the new thread as I can't find it? I'm getting all the old links.
    Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they are dealing with
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