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Topic: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along (CLOSED)  (Read 143556 times)
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« Reply #310 on: January 23, 2013 08:40:21 AM »

People feel the same way about books, and I have 2 sets of encylopedias so I believe I will start covering a lot of boxes for storage.  Only problem is mod podge which is so expensive. Any tips?
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« Reply #311 on: January 23, 2013 08:50:07 AM »

There are lots and lots of recipes online for homemade mod podge. I've never made any, but I have friends who swear by it. This is the recipe that my friend uses :

Mod Podge in a Pint Jar

Fill jar half way up with white glue (like Elmers)
Then fill jar up with water.
Shake Well.

This is a 50-50 mixture glue/water.

It will have a Matte finish.
If you would like a Glossy finish, add 1 TBS of clear varnish.
Shake it!

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« Reply #312 on: January 23, 2013 08:55:06 AM »

Trina, that's a lovely story Smiley. I always feel great about donations to the thrift store, even when it's an item of value that I *could* keep. I figure the person who gets it is going to be thrilled to have it and may not have been able to afford a new one. That's the best sort of destashing around Smiley.

I am so not showing you my crafting space. Nuh-uh, no way.

Here are a few shirts the kids and I stencilled when they had friends for a sleep over last weekend. Just plain clothes we had in the closet, we gave our friends a shirt each. I should mention these are all designs I found online, not my own originals (and no idea where they came from to give credit, sadly. I have so many pictures in this computer!)


The little girl who was over has a dolly that was not only losing an arm but also going round naked due to a sad lack of acceptable clothing (she came with a red dress but this girl, like my own, only seems to like pink and purple Tongue). I have some hand dyed cloth samples from a swap (I think Gathered Threads sent them to me but I could be mistaken) so put together dresses for our friend's dolly and for my daughter's as well. Not much of a stash bust but turned out pretty cute.


The doll on the right was mine from the age of 3, I'm so glad she's been adopted by my daughter.
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« Reply #313 on: January 23, 2013 09:22:22 AM »

The shirts and the doll clothing are cute!  Nothing like working your stash...great job, CLM!

(I love the cloth doll, btw---I especially love the hair!)

I managed to fill six boxes of old books--I only have two shelves left in my bookcases that hubby allotted to me--with 8 more boxes of books to go through (plus the ones I stashed in the trunk of my car... Cheesy)...I think I can let go of most of the gardening ones...and the cleaning ones...and the summer novels...

I saw a picture of part of surreal's crafting room: great idea--she used some skinny candle holders to hold her various duct tapes!
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« Reply #314 on: January 23, 2013 09:22:44 AM »

I'm jumping into this one! I am also in the 2013 50 projects craft-along, and I think this will compliment it nicely. I am trying to use as much as my stash in crafting as possible and purchase as little new stuff as possible this year. (Course I blew that by buying a bunch of fabric at the thrift store last week)  Roll Eyes

Among those goals, I'd also like to organize my stash by the end of winter (right now it's everwhere, but mostly in the basement).

Here's hoping I can accomplish some of those goals! Smiley
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« Reply #315 on: January 23, 2013 10:25:11 AM »

Thrift store fabric totally doesn't count.  That fabric had to be from someone's stash at some point, therefore you're just helping someone else bust their stash.   Wink
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« Reply #316 on: January 23, 2013 11:07:11 AM »

Oops, forgot to mention that I busted other stash. I finally tweaked a toothpowder/paste recipe to my liking and made up 10 small jars of it. I'll keep a couple and give away or sell the rest. That took care of half a small tote of self-care supplies.
The recipe's here if you want to check it out. It's not cheap to buy all the ingredients though, I warn in advance. Worth it if you are picky about oral care.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419421.0
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« Reply #317 on: January 23, 2013 12:18:19 PM »


Here is the purse that I made destashing yarn, fabric, interfacing, snaps, hooks, loops, etc...
I bought absolutely nothing to finish this project!

It is also towards a resolution, I am always unorganized at my meetings, and this should help me out. I made it so that it has pockets for my note-taker and folders.



I love it! I used it today and got so many compliments!
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« Reply #318 on: January 23, 2013 12:27:47 PM »

All I can say is WOW!  That is one of the best looking yarn purses I have ever seen...it must have taken forever...your stitching and sewing are beautifully done!  And, all from stash...
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« Reply #319 on: January 23, 2013 01:36:19 PM »

I found out that the pages from the book that got sacrificed at my last party (birthday girl is a Jane Austin fan and hates Sense ans Sensibility and sea monsters...so i gifted it to her ...lol)  fit those 5x5" stretched printed canvases perfectly and 2 of them will cover the slick surface and give me a surface to work with.
So that is at least 60 sheets of paper from the book destashed!
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