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« Reply #160 on: January 03, 2011 09:57:43 AM »

destashing lots of scrapbook paper this week, some fabric, doll joints, and we'll see what else - planning an Arctic themed birthday party for my  two year old niece, lots of white - wait till you see what I got up my sleeve Wink

The first thing that came to mind as something fun to do would be to make mini castles out of ice cubes! Or you could make up a bunch and let the kids make their own. Food color could make things pretty but could be messy depending on the age of the kids.
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« Reply #161 on: January 03, 2011 10:18:18 AM »

Arctic party sounds fun! Smiley

This does not look like much yet, but I have had this thrift shop sweater in stash limbo for a long time. I bought it because it cost a quarter, and it has enough wool content to make it worth dyeing the yarn. I thought it would be very easy to frog, but it wasn't. There was just enough felting at the seams to make it hassle to frog. I started on it months ago, then threw the pieces of sweater into a bag, and crammed it into one of my storage containers in disgust.

I remembered the yarn this morning, and thought I'd give it another go. I was more patient with it this time, and now I have my yarn:


It's a very pale white-ish grey, with hints of a darker grey in it. I need to make it into hanks on my swift for cleaning and dyeing it. The dyeing is the fun part.  Smiley

Now I have one less thing in limbo, and I'll be dyeing it hopefully tonight so I can make something with that yarn very soon. My 25 cent sweater stash is taking up way too much space. I think I will try to work though processing those sweaters into something useful this month, or sending them back to the thrift store.

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« Reply #162 on: January 03, 2011 03:13:59 PM »

ooooh rainbow bias tape!  Did you use one of those fancy biastape maker things, or did you do it all by hand?



I do not have fancy gismo to make the bias tape.  I used the technique I found in a blog to make the strip of bias fabric and then to fold the tape I thread the fabric under a large needle woven into my ironing board.  as I pulled the fabric through it folded.  I pressed as I went.  There was a fair amount of fiddling, but I think it turned out great.  I'll make up a tutorial as soon as I have a chance.

Here you go!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368861.msg4335362#msg4335362
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« Reply #163 on: January 03, 2011 05:12:32 PM »

You bias tape tutorial was wonderful!  I often want special bias tape but thought it would be too much to make on my own!

OK--I am now off the make something white or stripes...
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« Reply #164 on: January 03, 2011 05:36:00 PM »

making cloth yarn for my rag rug now. This ball is HUGE
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« Reply #165 on: January 03, 2011 06:03:05 PM »

We just post what we use from our stash...some of us have lists of what we want to use up, but mostly, it is showing off what you use up that you already have...it is suppose to help us not buy stuff unless we have a project in mind...Cheesy

Jump in with us!  Many of the same people do this one and the 50 projects, where we do have a list of projects we hope to get done!

i see, thanks for clearing it up. sounds good  Cheesy i will keep following. and hopefully this will encourage me to use from my long collected stash instead of spending more $$ i dont have lol
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« Reply #166 on: January 03, 2011 06:30:21 PM »



does this count as destashing?  I used ingredients I had on hand (except the coconut, I needed one of those)   and it's white!  And it might go well in J_kieviet's Arctic themed birthday party! 

I posted it and the recipe here:
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« Reply #167 on: January 03, 2011 07:14:37 PM »

Belladune--you make the most interesting food!

Just seeing your name makes my mouth water for empanadas!  That is an awesome looking cake!  I definitely think it is destashing since it will be eaten...
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« Reply #168 on: January 03, 2011 07:42:13 PM »

Wow!! everyone's so productive!!  I'm still in planning stages in my head.   I liked that tutorial.   MMMM cake!! 

The stripey blanket gave me an idea of an ongoing blanket for all the scraps during the year.  I wonder what size it would be by December? 

Isn't Homespun fun?  I used to hate it until I started using the right hook with it.  The cowl looks luscious!!

I couldn't see the yarn here at you know where!!    Well off to dream of what I can make!!
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« Reply #169 on: January 03, 2011 07:48:33 PM »

I bought a circle cutter the other day with my gift certificate and I am currently cutting the big pieces of scrapbook paper that I've been wanting to get rid of. I'm thinking of stringing them together to make paper garland. I've seen some really nice ones before so will give it a shot. I will post pics when I actually make progress. I only have a few circles cut out right now because I keep getting distracted by other things...like my kitten who is being very demanding that I play with him now...and NOW....and NOOOOOWWWW. XD
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