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Topic: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along (CLOSED)  (Read 222683 times)
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« Reply #610 on: February 25, 2013 08:30:54 AM »

Those are such cute dresses!  I love making tiny things but they sure do not use up a lot of stash and I tend to make a big mess dragging out all of the trims, buttons, etc.

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« Reply #611 on: February 25, 2013 09:11:54 AM »

As I work on a couple of projects that are taking a little too long to complete I thought I'd try something else to help reduce my stash. I invited my mum and sister over for a "Make Do and Mend" session; I laid out threads, ribbons, buttons, fabrics and books for inspiration and they each arrived with a few sewing projects they were working on. Unfortunately (perhaps fortunately?) I have a very polite family and they were hesitant to use my supplies! As a result the stash was reduced by a pretty insignificant amount; I practically had to pelt them with buttons and fabric as they walked out the door! If anyone else wants to do something along these lines in an effort to reduce their supplies I strongly suggest making up goody bags of supplies for them to take as a parting gift. But they made lots of progress on their projects, I received a peppermint plant and good company for the effort and you can't really ask for more than that Smiley

I like this idea, I just wish I had crafty family & friends to share with  Smiley My younger sister is renowned for stapling hems up and superglueing buttons on!  Cheesy

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« Reply #612 on: February 25, 2013 06:51:00 PM »

While cleaning out a closet today I found 7 skeins of yarn my boyfriend had bought in hopes that he would start knitting again. I tried to give it back to him, but he refused, so now my stash has grown by 7 skeins. At least they will look nice in the blanket I'm making.

« Reply #613 on: February 26, 2013 12:23:40 AM »

jfer007 I hope you post pictures of the blanket, I'd like to see what it looks like. The only thing more comfortable and comforting than a blanket is a handmade blanket Smiley
« Reply #614 on: February 26, 2013 12:17:03 PM »

JessKelly  I have the same problem when I invite people over to make stuff with my stash.  They'll only ever use "scraps" to the point that sometimes I'll just cut some random chunks out of old scrapbook paper before they get there so they don't feel bad using it.  I'll have to try the goody bag idea.  Love your set-up, too!  

Finished some little notebooks last night.  They'd been sitting around nearly done for over a month.

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« Reply #615 on: February 26, 2013 07:09:03 PM »

For a while now I have been using these day of the dead embroidery samplers I did as earring holders but pushing the hooks through the material was starting to bend them so I used black heavy duty necklace thread to make dashed lines across the black part the give the earnings more places to hang off of without ruining them.  Not a big craft but I am trying to get back in the flow of actually getting stuff done as I will be vending a couple of small events in late March and early April and I need to get to work on making stuff.

I also realized as I was gathering supplies to see what I have that while I am about 2/3 done with the craft room a lot of the remaining 1/3 is my jewelry making stuff so I need to get working on that.


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« Reply #616 on: February 26, 2013 07:45:13 PM »

Thank you for the kind comments everyone, destashing is more fun with others; this craftalong is proof Smiley
gaudiknight I think those little notebooks would appeal everyone, you may not be able to hold onto them for long.
trinalocakary very clever idea and thanks for mentioning your jewellery making stash; it reminded me that I had better sort mine.
« Reply #617 on: February 26, 2013 10:32:21 PM »

Hi everyone - I have been a long time lurker on Craftster and finally signed up today, purely because I need to join this craft a long - my stash is huge! I start a new hobby, become obsessed and buy hundreds of dollars worth of stuff, then become obseesed with something else, and the cycle keeps going! So I hope noone minds if I tag along Smiley

My longest UFO has been going now for 2 years - it is a Legend of Zelda cross stitch for my boys bedroom. So my goal is to finish it this month. I can't post pictures at the moment, but as soon as I can I will how you all Smiley
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« Reply #618 on: February 27, 2013 07:17:10 AM »

You are at the right spot, Craftygoodness...it is only now that I have whittled down my crafting obsessions to just a few...I used to see something, get all of the supplies, make a bunch of stuff, then lose interest...now I might test the waters, but not go crazy! Cheesy

trina--what a cute way to hangyour earrings...love the skull embroidery as well...

« Reply #619 on: February 27, 2013 07:46:21 AM »

Very cool holder Trina!

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