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« Reply #380 on: January 29, 2013 01:20:09 PM »

Mohair yarn is the worst. It's almost impossible to pull out. I frog everything at least once. It's so pretty, but I've learned that mohair just isn't for me.
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« Reply #381 on: January 30, 2013 03:20:34 AM »

I haven't gotten much done at all, but I did finish a dish/washcloth for my father out of the same cotton yarn I used for the swiffer cover. He washes his dishes with a washcloth, so I figured I would make him a nice sturdy one to use instead. Maybe I'll crochet him a drying cloth next...
Every time I plan on working on organising, something comes up and I can't. I haven't bought any new craft supplies (except for a tube of E6000 glue to replace one that had busted)- as a matter of fact, except for that trip (and I went right to the glue and right back out), I haven't been to a craft or thrift store all month, so that's a start!
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« Reply #382 on: January 30, 2013 06:08:07 AM »

Yesterday, in between the bouts of couching, I went through and pulled some fabric from my outside building. I want to make hats to sell so I needed to see what sort of 'extra' fabric I could spare before I went out and bought any more.

I managed to find 14 yards, 14 yards of suitable fabric. I figured I might find 4 or 5 yards. I still have over 80 yards of fabric that I can see.  Sad  This does not include the fabric stashed in other places.

I should be rich once I finish using or selling all of my excess fabric off this year.  Roll Eyes

Meowari, it is difficult to run into and then straight back out of craft stores, isn't it? But I've begun to do the same thing in the grocery store too. Maybe I can save enough money to take a vacation this summer just by this one trick.  Cheesy
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« Reply #383 on: January 30, 2013 06:40:03 AM »

Having one of those days where it feels as if I will never be done organizing and destashing my supplies. Right now organization is the really big thing though last night as I was sorting out 12" paper by color (solids in one rack, patterns in another) I started pulling out paper I did not like but had kept "just in case" we have a reuse market that recycles used and unwanted craft supplies and I now have about 35 sheets of 12x12" paper and card stock for them.
Intellectually I know I am making huge progress and that it is one of those down winter days so I know I will get over it but I only have a week and a half til deadline (which is my subversive Valentine's day crafting party in 10 days) and there is still so much to do and I am kind of overwhelmed.
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« Reply #384 on: January 30, 2013 08:59:40 AM »

There must be another person with the same username as mine....Cheesy...I don't think I would send yarn to another person who is trying to destash.... Grin

I found 8 skeins of gold Vanna White Yarn, the huge skeins, so I started crocheting an afghan...I am determined to make it through January without spending anymore that I have (less than $60)....I know Valentines Day is coming, but I think I have enough red, white and pink yarns and fabrics to get through...

I am going to make a mini list of my February destashing goals this weekend...we can get through this together...

Love seeing the yarn goodies--hats, monsters...they all help!

If anyone wants to make fake beards without using plastic canvas....I made one last year for rackycoo using single crochet as the base...I then attached the yarns to the crochet base...it really was easy and soft on the face as well...
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« Reply #385 on: January 30, 2013 09:53:14 AM »

Trina--you've just gotta break it into steps, then focus on the completion of those steps.  That might help you feel like you're accomplishing something.  You might also look at those steps and decide which are the most neccessary, and which would be nice to get done but can be let go to reduce your stress level.  You can do it!
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« Reply #386 on: January 30, 2013 10:08:41 AM »

I am most certainly getting through my stash of nylon webbing and plastic buckles, Sharnie has eaten another collar so I had to replace it.
I'm also working on another Divine hat with some grey/white yarn that was leftover for Xmas knitting a few years ago.It all helps  Smiley
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« Reply #387 on: January 30, 2013 10:13:48 AM »

Okay fall off the wagon.  HARD.

I wanted to finish up a couple of quilts. So i ordered some fabric in order to do so. Just did not have the back ground in my stash. *sighs* then since I was already shopping I went ahead and became a friend to craftsers here something I had been wanting to do for a while. Then as if that was not enough. I went and got some new paints. Well they were on sale and I had to throw out some due to they were dry and not use able, daughter has a project something up for school is the reason I gave myself for the purchase.

Ohh well I can tell myself is my MAD moment for the next 6mths..yes...oh..no more MAD MOMMA moments till the holidays...okay...just keep chanting that to myself

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« Reply #388 on: January 30, 2013 01:42:46 PM »

I'm still in the cleaning & organizing (or rather avoiding cleaning & organizing) stage, but thanks to DH I can see most of the room's floor again by now. Let's see what tomorrow will bring. At least I didn't buy any supplies so far. Didn't go anywhere crafty, so that was easy.
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« Reply #389 on: January 30, 2013 04:04:09 PM »

Sigh....I have yet to begin organizing. It's just so overwhelming. But I will! I'm making swap items, and so far I've only needed a couple of things from the Dollar Store to go with what's in my stash. I'm glad now I signed up for a couple of swaps-I was in a rut, and being in a fun swap has forced me to start crafting and quit procrastinating.  Cheesy
Still making trips to the thrift store, but it's just to paw through the pictures. When I'm lucky I find ones I can use for shadowboxes, at a fraction of the price of buying them new from the craft store. And often they're far nicer and more unique! And I want to get as many steampunked rayguns done as I can before the scifi con in early April.
I've taken to buying small tubes of E600 glue at Dollar General, even though it's a little more. If I go into a craft store or art supply store for it, to get the bigger tube at the better price, it's too tempting. I don't save any money because I will find something else to buy, and I'm staying away from temptation!
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