The sweater was originally a WIP progress I thought I could finish really quickly. Pulled it out of stash ready to add sleeves and call it done, but found it wasn't quite the size I needed it to be, so I frogged the whole thing and started from scratch. Sigh, one step forward, one step back.
Yofi- You've got a great space to work with there! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
I managed to take pictures of my stash this "weekend" (which for me runs Sunday/Monday). Apologies for the dreary pictures - it was raining all day, so there was no light to be had.
The fabric stash:
It doesn't look so bad stacked up like this, but it spills out of the dresser allotted to it. I'm not even sure why I have such a large fabric stash considering how little I actually sew. It was a good exercise to haul it up out of the basement to take pictures. I weeded out more than would fit in a paper grocery sack in the process (not pictured).
The Yarn Stash:
Two boxes that reams of paper come in, a laundry basket, and a packed rolly-tote thing. My main goal for this portion of the stash is to not buy more. Even if it is pretty, or on sale, or soft, or any of the myriad of other reasons skeins sneak into the house. I probably do more knitting than any other type of craft, so it should be easy to weed it down.
The Paper Stash:
This kind of exploded in 2013, but I love all of it.
Not pictured My button jar collection, which probably measures its volume in gallons. A box full of crochet thread. It's going to take a lot of doll dresses to use that all up.
In years past my DeStashing has been more about using and enjoying the supplies I've stashed away. This year it is all about reducing. I'm moving into a tiny two room cottage in June, so storage space is going to be at a premium. It is time to embrace minimalism and make lots of things to give away.
Color: White Pattern: Solids For: Craft something to help with a New Year's Resolution Challenge 1: Take stock of your stash! Figure out what you have, where it is, and create some goals for the coming years. We applaud anyone brave enough to share photos of their Stash in its raw state. Challenge 2: Finish up remaining Works in Progress from 2013 (or earlier years if any still remain).
Stashes. Everyone has one, whether it consists of a shoe-box full of beads tucked under our bed or enough yarn and fabric to fill an entire room. We add to them with thoughts of glorious projects to be, but occasionally these supplies get neglected once we get them home. This CraftAlong, or DeStash-Along if you will, is here to provide motivation and inspiration to dig through what we have on hand and create marvelous things. The purpose isn't to be ashamed of our stashes, but to celebrate them. Let those great materials see the light of day again! Show off the great things you can make without going to the shops!
We'd love to have you along for the 6th year of the DeStash-Along. There will be themes and challenges each month to provide a starting point if you are in need of some extra inspiration, but feel free to ignore them if they don't mesh with your current crafty urges. Whether you stumble upon this thread in January or June, join in the discussions, share projects and pictures, ask questions when you're stumped, and keep on crafting!
Previous DeStash-Along Threads can be found here, for more information and inspiration 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Color: Blue Pattern: Shiny For: The House Challenge 1: This is such a busy time of year whatever DeStashing you get done this month is just icing on the cake. But if you have time, it might be a good idea to just take a look around your stash again and see how far you've come. Challenge 2: Help come up with new ideas to make the 2014 DeStashAlong even better!
Look for the horsemen of the apocalypse on the horizon, folks, I have an update before the end of the month.
A pair of mitts for a co-worker. Jules' Mitts by AluminumDryad, on Flickr They are made from the leftovers from a pair of mitts I made for his wife, plus some extra from stash. (The other mitts are here if you care.)
Color: Brown Pattern: Plaid For: Charity Challenge 1: Host a crafternoon with friends. Its a great way to make gifts in bulk ahead of the holiday season. And fresh eyes looking at your stash may find new ways to use materials that would never occur to you. Challenge 2: Make more than one of something. If you've already got the supplies out, it might be nice to make a batch, some to keep, some to give away.
craftylittlemonkey That bunny in the altoid tin is absolutely adorable! I am a huge fan of bunnies, tiny things, and objects that fit in their own boxes, so it hits all my buttons.
And now for my traditional end-of-the-month project dump.
Starting with a project or two for the bazaar at my grandmother's church.
Teeny Tiny Little Note-pads. They're 3 x 4.5 inches, and embellished with random buttons, bows, and those little flowers I made last month without a purpose.
Post-it Note Covers. No I don't know why I had 24 pads of post-it notes scattered throughout the house either. Some are embellished, some are plain, but everything's from stash except the velcro dots holding them closed.
I also finished off a UFO that had been about three years in the making. The only problem is in the intervening time my gauge changed considerably, so the mitts aren't quite the same size. Oops! Not sure what to do about that. 260/360 Endpapers by AluminumDryad, on Flickr