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381  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: March 17, 2013 07:22:37 PM
kittykill - Those bunnies look too cute to eat!  I guess I'm kind of happy they're not really chocolate.

bookstorebabe - Neat key pins.  That's a great way to use up all the random keys we seem to generate and cannot remember their origins.

Sheepblue - I love the star wars bag, especially the "support the troops" and silhouette patches!

I've finally finished something new - a baby blanket out of DK weight yarn, so no wonder it took so long.


baby blanket by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
382  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 17, 2013 07:13:43 PM
I've been kind of MIA on the de-stashing front for the past 6 weeks, mostly because all my crafting time has been consumed by this:


71/361 Finally Finished by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

The blanket is somewhere between 32 and 36 inches square, all in DK, so it took forever.  It's made of yarn I've had for the past 6 years.  The parents it is going to asked for gender neutral gifts, but I feel like denim will do, and even if the baby is a girl, it will have more than enough pink in its life.  And that's 6 skeins of yarn out of the stash!  I can see the bottom of the bin.
383  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 13, 2013 01:13:35 PM
I was wondering also if any of you question just making stuff just because you have the stash...I saw a cute jeans bucket thing...I have lots of jeans...but then I started thinking about what I would do with it...I realize I make a lot of things like hats and pouches just because I have the stash and not because I am going to use, sell or give the item away...any of you do that or is it just me?

That right there is the reason I have so many scarves.  I always seem to buy skeins of yarn in pairs with the logic that one skein is too little but they're too expensive to buy three.  So I end up with two and then months later when I dig it out of my stash I can't think of anything else to make other than a scarf.  And I love knitting scarves, don't get me wrong!  I'm basically a process knitter and have more fun with the techniques and yarn than the finished product.  I just need to find a good outlet for more of my scarves, since my family and friends are becoming  saturated and I'm running out of storage space.

With that being said, anyone have some good ideas for using up two skeins of worsted weight yarn besides scarves?

melerific - there is nothing quite like a move for destashing motivation.  Best of Luck!
384  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 03, 2013 12:09:26 PM
Awesome projects!  I'm really loving all the plaid, and the giant doily/small table cloth is amazing.

For those joining me on a suppy diet - you get to make the rules.  I'm going to be going cold turkey, but whatever makes the most sense for you, whether it's not buying materials to sit around, or no more impulse yarn buys - whatever!  You know your stash, project plans, and willpower better than anyone.

Nothing to show so far for the March themes, but I got my crafting space cleared off from the February themes.  It's not large, but it works.  Sewing machine is stashed under the desk, paper crafting supplies are in the red tote on the shelves.  I still need to work on organization for thread, ribbons, etc. but I have space to breathe again.


59/365 Clean Surfaces by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
385  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: March 01, 2013 03:08:03 PM
March Themes


spring forest by Vilseskogen, on Flickr

Color:  green
Pattern:  flowers
For:  yourself
Challenge 1:  What can I do with this?  What is this?  Why was I saving this?  These are all questions you may have asked yourself over the past two months.  If you've come across stash that you can't quite figure the best use for, post a picture here and ask.  Who knows what another pair of eyes (or two) can come up with!?
Challenge 2: Any brave souls want to join me for a month long craft supply diet?  It's totally optional, and you get to choose how strict you want to be... (*runs for cover*)
386  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: February 26, 2013 12:17:03 PM
JessKelly  I have the same problem when I invite people over to make stuff with my stash.  They'll only ever use "scraps" to the point that sometimes I'll just cut some random chunks out of old scrapbook paper before they get there so they don't feel bad using it.  I'll have to try the goody bag idea.  Love your set-up, too!  

Finished some little notebooks last night.  They'd been sitting around nearly done for over a month.

Another Batch of Pamphlets by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
387  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: February 22, 2013 03:19:47 PM
Lovesclutter Give-away price or not, its a great feeling to make space and get a little money while doing it.  And it probably made someone else really, really happy.

I've got two little quick destash project from last night (Thursday seems to be my late-night sewing night, no idea why).  I actually finished the entire scrap of fabric with them, which makes me feel really proud, even if it was a small piece to begin with.  Nothing had to be put away at the end!


Juniper's New Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr


Pins by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
388  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: February 22, 2013 03:11:08 PM
I like the cross-stitch a lot.  Hope it turns up soon!  Maybe a dragon carried it off.

I've got two doll dresses to show off.  I'm counting them as two projects even if they are very small, and were made out of the same scraps.


Juniper's New Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr


Pins by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
389  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: February 17, 2013 05:52:01 PM
Catching up with a few quick projects -

4.  A scrapbook of all of last year's old ticket stubs


5.  Valentines (about a half dozen)


7.  Fat Quarter mini-tote

Fat Quarter Bag by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
390  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: February 17, 2013 05:40:07 PM
What do you do when you can't sleep at 1AM on a Thursday evening?  Go through your FQ stash and make a tiny tote, apparently.


Fat Quarter Bag by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

This size is an old stand by of mine for "I have no idea what to do with this" fabric.  They're perfect for one skein projects, lunch, impromptu purses, or gift bags.  I'll probably be making quite a few more to work through the not-quite-my-style fabric to give to my mother, because she rather likes them too.
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