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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2012 DeStash-Along on: January 03, 2012 11:36:03 AM
January
Color: White - hmm not sure about this one yet......except i want to make myself a collection of handmade Baker's twine so will use white cotton for that........

Pattern: Stripes - the twine will be striped so that covers this......
For: After all the holiday mayhem, you deserve something for yourself. - i want the twine for my scrapbook pages - desperately!!!

Challenge: It's time to take stock of your stash. Spend some time looking at what you have, and maybe make some goals for the coming year - This one is SOOOoooooooo easy. I'm rearranging my overstuffed craftroom to bring forward the items that get forgotten right on to or in front of my work desk so that it gets used! It's awesome as i feel as if i've had a massive shopping spree.  Embarrassed EmbarrassedI must admit that i feel a little ashamed at how much i've got..........& i forgot about it Embarrassed Embarrassed

I know that this seems all a little simple but at least i'm going to be able to succeed in something in the first month Cheesy
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! on: January 01, 2012 08:04:29 AM
I'm in! I need the motivation, the destash & items that i "nearly" bought last year but knew i could/should make Wink Wink

So here goes............... ......

1. 2 x mini rag rugs for bathroom - got hessian & fabric
2. 2 x bigger rag rugs for kitchen (should that be 2 separate items?Huh? Hmm...... - got hessian & fabric
3. Sewing machine cover - got fabric
4. Roller blind for bedroom - got fabric & stiffener
5. Roller blind for guest room - got fabric & stiffener
6. Cover for meat slicer- got chicken fabric
7. Cover for grotty looking...oops, sorry, RETRO Kenwood Chef........that's until i get a sparkly colourful one in the summer which i wouldn't want to cover then Cheesy
8. Cath Kidston "style" table cover
9. Paint & spruce up wardrobe in guest room - got paint for it
10. Paint & spruce up drawers in guest room - ditto
11. 3 x large replacement cushions for sofas - got fabric
12. 6 x small individual designs cushions for sofas - ditto
13. Wash fleeces from 3 sheepies
14. Learn to needle felt.....have got the supplies so no excuse Embarrassed
15. Learn to wet felt.....got supplies
16. Make pink/green earrings to match new bracelet.........go t supplies
17. Make black/silver earrings & bracelet set........got supplies
18. Make birthday cards for family in advance.......not rushed a couple of days beforehand Roll Eyes
19. Make soap gift baskets (pressies)
20. Make stockings for next Christmas
21. I'm unsure how to list my papercraft projects so will be back with them later
22. Cross-stitch Daffodil wall hanging - gift for Mother's Day
23. Advent Calendars x 4
24. Fabric (recycled) bunting for kitchen
25. Springtime recycled fabric wreath for kitchen
26. Crochet granny squares....maybe one a night???
27. Knit legwarmers for me
28. Denim (recycled) cushions for Christmas gifts
29. Create pretty ribbon storage
30. Make mosaic jewelley box & candle jar
31. Make wax candles
32. Make gel candles
33. Learn how to solder
34. Learn how to etch glass
35. Improve wirework skills....i'll make projects to add to completed list as i go
36. Make 2013 calendar for Mum
37. Try freezer paper stencilling
38. Create beaded Christmas decorations
39. Make individual family Christmas cards........BEFORE November!
40. Digitally scrap hardcopy photos..........(scan & create as i go then disk them)
41. B's birthday card - 20th Jan
42. Mother's Day card - March
43. Father's Day card - June
44. Family birthday cards
45. Painted poinsettia wreath - WIP
46. Refurbish & decorate lampshade in guest room
47. Tumble collected pebbles etc.
48. Recycled fabric bowls
49. Union Flag cushions (gifts)
50. Paper scrap photos - list each one as i go so that i can keep track!
51. Fabric hair curlers
52. Upcycle & paint blackboard for Mum - Christmas gift

I think that i'll edit this later into a more practical way as i seem to have many items under one number. I need to feel as though i'm getting somewhere  Undecided Undecided

At least i've made a start ................... ......
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2012 DeStash-Along on: January 01, 2012 07:01:31 AM
Okay........i'm in!
I've been quiet on here for a couple of years & i'm ready to be back. Too much stash of all kinds & desperately  need to use it so that i can justify future spends Wink Wink
Great to be in early on.........
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 13 Gallery on: May 30, 2010 04:13:01 AM
Ok.........so has taken me until today to get the site to upload my photos Roll Eyes

So here goes my pics of the fab MYB that sarantha sent to me Grin


All packaged awesomely in a crocheted basket with...........A SHEEP on it!


Everything unwrapped.......... ..


Some of the individual super cute items.............. .......

Fimo magnets


Bride Sheep


Sheepy in a snowstorm......... Grin


Little sheepy cup........soooo sweet!


I so envy sarantha for her knitting skills for this bag Wink


There was also a little wind-up chicken, a frog plant marker, a pencil topped with a sheep, stickers with sheep, some pretty handyed roving, a totebag with sheep on it & a little stuffed sheep. Ooh, and some pretty wooden buttons Grin

Sarantha's daughter made me a pretty bookmark with fimo beads on it............. Grin Thankyou Jljiana Kiss
Sarantha was worried that it would be too much sheepy............. but it wasn't! Cheesy I love them  Grin Grin Grin

The yarn is so soft & is for either a crochet shawl or a pair of crochet socks. I'm still deciding........... ... Undecided

 Kiss KissThankyou sarantha for a fab swap!!! Kiss Kiss

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 13 Gallery on: May 29, 2010 04:33:51 AM
I recieved an AWESOME MYB from sarantha earlier this week............ Grin but i was waiting for my new camera to arrive so that i could take pics of the ball before i unwrapped. Boy! That was tough to do but as everything was wrapped so cutely i wanted to show you all Cool

Sarantha made me a gorgeous sheepy basket to hold my MYB

BRB............i can't seem to upload the photos at the mo Huh Will try again in a bit
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Color Swap Rnd 3 (Sign ups CLOSED, Sendout: May 1st, 2010 on: April 26, 2010 10:58:30 AM
Just checking in............i've been unwell quite seriously with my bipolar. However, i am still on target for the 1st of May posting Smiley
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 13: Themes (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 5/3/10) on: April 26, 2010 10:56:28 AM
Just a quick check in............I've been really unwell Cry My mental health has taken a dreadful nose dive Cry
However, i am still working when i can on my MYB crafted items & i'm still on track for next Monday's posting Smiley
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do i do with gorgeous over spun yarn??? on: April 13, 2010 12:41:51 PM
I've had a go at..........not sure what to call it............respi nning it i suppose Undecided but the opposite way.
It has turned out much better & after setting the twist......again Roll Eyes...........it looks usable now Cheesy

I'm not sure where i was when i spun it.............VERY wound up!!! Cheesy I think a valium before the next lot might help Wink
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Color Swap Rnd 3 (Sign ups CLOSED, Sendout: May 1st, 2010 on: April 12, 2010 04:33:57 AM
We have a sender!  The gallery may be found here (though at the moment, it's pretty empty):  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344101 

Since I like to be able to move between threads, there's a link in the first post of both threads to each other.  Keeps it easy to find.  Smiley

Also, I didn't realize it yesterday, but it was exactly 3 weeks until send out yesterday (so 2 weeks 6 days till send outs today).  In case anyone's interested.  Grin

Okay! I'm getting nervous now................ ..... Cheesy
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 13: Themes (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 5/3/10) on: April 12, 2010 04:29:54 AM
Just checking in *waves hello* .. I'm not yet done crafting everything for the ball, but I should be done in a week or so.. baa-me-chick unwittingly got me all addicted to learning how to spin, so that's taking some of my focus away.. I've run out of wool to spin, though, so I'll get the crafting done these days  Grin



Haha! Sooooo much fun isn't it Cheesy

All these EARLY senders!! Shocked Swap anxiety has kicked in now BIG time Tongue
My difficulty is making decisions.......... ....i mean REeeaally! It actually triggers some of my bipolar symptoms Roll Eyes Then add swap anxiety on to that & i've got panic!!!! I can't sleep, can't eat................ ..........and i do this for fun Huh Cheesy Cheesy

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