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« Reply #1580 on: December 06, 2012 07:51:32 AM »

Oh wow, great discussion.  It hit on a lot of what I've been pondering as I stare at my stash - whether to give away or try to sell parts of it, what to do with those 7 balls of mohair yarn, how do I organize all this stuff, and how did I acquire all of this in the first place.  I've also started brainstorming ideas for themes & challenges in spare moments at work.  Would folks be open to the first couple months concentrating on getting a handle on stashes themselves?  Sort of like finding it all, weeding, organizing, etc.?  I  know I would find it useful, but I don't want to impose my current decluttering bug on anyone else, or make people feel guilty about their stash (so not what this craftalong is about) but doing things like that in groups can really help motivation and momentum.
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« Reply #1581 on: December 06, 2012 08:03:33 AM »

Organising the stash is a challenge in itself  Smiley  I've got plans to use up some fabric to make bags to hang my yarn in but it won't be until next year.
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« Reply #1582 on: December 06, 2012 08:45:36 AM »

I am also considering better ways to organize my stash...I have so many bags that I have to dig through and I "remember" having certain yarn and just can't find it...Sad

I also need a better way to store my interchangeable needles, circulars, and double-pointed needles...by the time I get everything together, it is time for bed! Cheesy
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« Reply #1583 on: December 06, 2012 08:54:55 AM »

how about having one of the challenges be-craft something to help organize your stash? Boxes, folders, jars, bags, ect?
Or decorate/label the ready made organizer you buy? And suggestions for unconventional storage solutions. The little clear plastic divided boxes from the craft store? I was at the hardware store earlier this month and saw plain, nicer ones, and I think for less!
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« Reply #1584 on: December 06, 2012 09:49:16 AM »

I definitely need to organize my stuff.  My hubby so graciously built me shelves in the garage to keep my craft stuff, but at first it was too hot to deal with it and then it seemed like I was so busy with work and finishing craft projects that it's just a big mess.  I'm hoping to find some time over the next few weeks to slowly start sorting stuff.
I had great intentions - I bought a bunch of those 12x12 scrapbook cases as I felt they would be good for storing in progress quilt blocks and stuff, by each project.  I have a massive scrap bins that i would at the very least like to sort by color and maybe, very slowly, cut in to common usable sizes.
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« Reply #1585 on: December 08, 2012 04:58:07 PM »

So it seems like folks would be open to having the first couple months with challenges that escalate to a more organized stash.  Always open to more suggestions if anyone's got them.  Were there ones we've already done that people particularly liked, or ones I should avoid?

And because I have actually gotten some destashing done, pictures!


Dino Pillow by AluminumDryad, on Flickr


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« Reply #1586 on: December 09, 2012 10:23:26 AM »

I really like the pillow cases GaudiKnight. The blues and greens are bright and happy.

I recently made six from a combination of stash and newly bought just for that purpose Christmas themed fabrics. They are all spoken for as presents for the nieces, nephew and sons.

When my mom saw them, she requested one for a Christmas present.  Cheesy

When I started, I had around 10 yards of fabric and when I finished I had right at a yard of Christmas themed fabric.  Woohoo!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1587 on: December 09, 2012 02:52:15 PM »

Cute!  Pillow covers are a quick way to use up fabric...and you can mix a lot of fabrics to get interesting combinations...

I made four to test on my hubby...he liked them!  So, I guess I should make more to use up some of the stuff that I have no idea what else to do with! Cheesy
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« Reply #1588 on: December 09, 2012 09:37:44 PM »

I have quite an eclectic collection of Xmas fabrics. There is one that I bought that I really love but it's quite different to all my others (its kinda fancy where the others are novelty or cute) so maybe just a set of plain cushion/pillow covers with that one fabric will be the way to use it.
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« Reply #1589 on: December 10, 2012 07:58:56 AM »

Melly--scroll down on this link and look at the awesome Christmas blocks Maremare made for donniesgirl!  I also made some and they were super easy and fast!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415653.msg4914698#msg4914698
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