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Topic: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along (CLOSED)  (Read 143768 times)
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« Reply #560 on: February 17, 2013 03:49:42 AM »

Kookaloo, I love your hats. Are you interested in swapping?

PM me and we'll talk about it Smiley

I have a huge piece of turquoise/pink batik butterfly fabric that I want to make into something wearable. When killing time on Friday I nipped into one of our charity shops and found a wonderful purple paisley smock/tunic and it was my size too  Cheesy I'm trying to make a pattern from it to use my turq. batik & some pretty pink ribbon to trim around the neckline. I measured my ribbon against the original garment and I should just have enough  Grin
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« Reply #561 on: February 17, 2013 04:34:20 AM »

Everyone loved the art room turned lounge and the band I hosted was impressed by how comfortable everything was in there and were able to sleep well, also the party went amazingly well considering it started at 1:40am after the show they preformed in and went til 5:30am and because of rain we couldn't have fire in the fire pit out back.
I made a few huge crockpot lasagnas, a chicken and brown rice dish and lots of bread. Lots of leftovers but everyone ate their fill and loved it!
I has definitely been worth the extra effort to make the art room adjustable and much of the storage portable, I don't think I would have done as well without this list, now I just need to finish the last of the sorting but some of that may have to wait til warmer weather since the garage is not well insulated.
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« Reply #562 on: February 17, 2013 05:40:07 PM »

What do you do when you can't sleep at 1AM on a Thursday evening?  Go through your FQ stash and make a tiny tote, apparently.


Fat Quarter Bag by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

This size is an old stand by of mine for "I have no idea what to do with this" fabric.  They're perfect for one skein projects, lunch, impromptu purses, or gift bags.  I'll probably be making quite a few more to work through the not-quite-my-style fabric to give to my mother, because she rather likes them too.
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« Reply #563 on: February 18, 2013 12:52:49 AM »

I like the little tote bag Gaudiknight,my insomnia go-to projects (unsurprisingly) are hats  Wink
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« Reply #564 on: February 18, 2013 04:46:17 AM »

Unfortunately for my destashing, but fortunately for me, I got a new job! I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day to buy a pattern for scrubs (new job is in a hospital) because they were 5/$5 and also to buy two clips to fix some dog harnesses for my old job (another case of "I know I have some, but had to buy more because I couldn't find them in my stash"). I wound up buying a dress pattern and a pattern for vintage baby clothes for my cousin who is expecting. Not horrible, but still, I should have been stronger...
I've been trying to use up the same skein of cotton yarn and have made a few more scrubbies and have been practicing my circles, but have ripped apart almost all of them. Even watching on youtube, I can't quite "get" new stitches Tongue
Everyone seems to be making good progress, organising their craft rooms and getting stuff done! I haven't seen one thing that anyone has posted that I don't like!
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« Reply #565 on: February 18, 2013 07:26:54 AM »

I am so happy for that link to organizing my knitting/crocheting!  I was able to get a lot done!

1. Recorded all crochet hooks and made of list of what sizes I need more of (I seem to use G and K a lot!)
2. Gathered all of my leftover yarn balls into two bins--acrylics and wools/handspun.....I put these in baskets by my fireplace so I can grab the basket and make a quick scrappy hat or two
3. Made 5 hats!!!
4. Put all of my sock yarns and supplies together in one tote
5. Organized all of my crochet and knitting books and magazines and patterns (most of them I threw out as I will never make some of the stuff I collected!)
6. Made a list of some of my stash...I have all of my yarn in 5 bins, separated by type...I have not gone through those yet, but I have my immediate supply handy and ready for projects!
7.  Ordered more yarn...earmarked for specific projects so not just more stash yarn!
8.  Cast on sock #2 of my crazy colorful sock!

Phew!
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« Reply #566 on: February 18, 2013 08:02:09 AM »

I don't usually get much done over the weekend because I'm dealing with kids.  But I just decided Fri afternoon to make a dress, got started, and finished Sat night!  Wore it to church Sun, and started thinking about the next version as I lay in bed that night.



Full post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420515.0

And I'm so happy with the way the stripes lined up (total luck) and the way my first side zipper is nearly invisible.  Yea!
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« Reply #567 on: February 18, 2013 09:30:13 AM »

Your dress is lovely Dulcet,well done  Smiley

I destashed around 2 metres of fabric into this fabulous top  Grin
I based it on a top I got from the charity shop on Friday, being a larger lady it's always exciting to find something funky in my size and the original was purple paisley so I didn't want to cut it up to make a pattern!
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« Reply #568 on: February 18, 2013 10:40:05 AM »

Both of you have made awesome clothing.

Dulcet that neck line is really neat.

K-star, tunics should be the answer to so many things in life. Wink
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« Reply #569 on: February 18, 2013 10:48:12 AM »

meowari - congrats on the new job

Dulcet - cute dress!

Kookalo - cute top!
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