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tendstowardschaos
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« Reply #80 on: January 09, 2014 09:52:54 AM »

That is some awesome re-gifting, Gaudiknight! I'm sure it will find good homes.

I cleared more from my book shelves, yay! Got all my crafty notebooks up there now. Please excuse the excess furniture. Our living room tables are glass-topped. We need to replace those with something more toddler-friendly. So, for now, they are cluttering up my crafting space. When the two feet of snow melts, they're going in the barn (for the big Spring garage sale I need to have).


I also cleared out my drawer(s!) of patterns and reduced it down to just these 16 plus two in my box of UFOs. Now I can close the drawer! I think I got rid of about 30.


Finished up this little guy last night. He was sitting around for about two years, about 2/3 finished...on, you guessed it, my cluttered book shelf.  Undecided He was originally an attempt to de-stash some yarn I bought for doll hair. Finally used it up.  Cheesy
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J_Kieviet
« Reply #81 on: January 09, 2014 11:09:24 AM »

So far I have used up (or should say am in the process of using up):
1 denim remnant - jeans and skirts for dolls
1 plaid remnant - shirts for dolls
1 bonded fleece remnant - snow suits for dolls
1 swimwear remnant - swimsuits for dolls
2 bar towels and lace - towels for dolls

Still would like to use up before tomorrow's party
1 navy velour remnant - skating outfits for dolls
1 pink velour shirt - ballet outfits for dolls
1 fleece remnant - toques and mitts for dolls
3 knit t-shits - dresses for girls and dolls (hoping to pick up 3 t-shirts to make it easy on myself to sew what my niece designed)

I have 2 hours today - maybe another 2 after work, and only 3 hours between work and party tomorrow.  wish me luck.  photo's later when it's all done
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jfer007
« Reply #82 on: January 09, 2014 11:37:19 AM »

I used some yarn today and made a stocking!



And I've also gathered old magazines to donate to my local library! Hooray for making room in my bookshelves!!
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« Reply #83 on: January 09, 2014 02:49:45 PM »

Made an insulated lunch tote for a swap partner - I really can't believe that I had everything, including the insul-brite and PUL in my stash ... I have a LOT left to use  Shocked


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« Reply #84 on: January 09, 2014 03:13:52 PM »

Cute stocking, jfer007. Can't believe you could finish it in just one day. It would take me weeks - - - if I was even able to knit.

J_Kieviet, glad to see I'm not the only one with doll clothes on my destashing to-do list.

Tendstowardschaos, I think you need to help me clear my bookcases. I have about 12 shelves worth of craft books and magazines. And that's after giving away some in a swap. Love that octopus, especially the legs!

Gaudiknight, if I did the math correctly, you've given away almost 22 yards of fabric. Wow!!! That should put a good size dent in your stash. I have to admit though, I'm sitting here lusting over the batiks. Sad thing is that I'm going to a huge quilt show tomorrow and will see so many fabrics and notions that I'm just sure I'll think I need. DD#1 is going with me so maybe she'll help me show some restraint. (Fat chance of that, but I'm trying to be optimistic!) Maybe I should post photos this weekend of wonderful things I haven't let myself buy!?! Nope, on second thought, leading the rest of you into temptation would not be a very nice thing to do.   Wink

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« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2014 12:36:58 AM »

I have finished my 1st little de-stash project - some baby gifts for my Boss who is having a little boy in Feb.


5 little baby washcloths and 3 pairs of socks (1 newborn size, 2 slightly larger). These were all made using the left overs of yarn from other sock projects.

I also might have a chance to help you all destash some yarn  Smiley I have been asked to help out a HUGE charity knit project to run throughout this year and they may be looking for donations of either DK yarn or knitted squares. They are going to be raising money for a childrens renal therapy charity. I will have more details soon, and will cross post here and the "crafting for good..." thread. PM if you want to know more before then though Smiley
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« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2014 07:59:18 AM »

I have had computer-problems since the New Year, but am finally online again. It did help on the crafting, though  Roll Eyes.
So many great projects, already!
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gaudiknight
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2014 11:11:45 AM »

Yesterday's craft supply exchange at work was a success.  I only brought two items home with me - both of which were ones I brought in that didn't find new homes.  They will probably go in the next good will run.

Anyone want to join me for a mini challenge this weekend? My goal is to collect, quantify, and photograph my stash.  I need to get a better idea of what I'm facing.
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BreadBaker
« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2014 12:10:07 PM »

I'm so glad I found this group. This is something I've been working on - without much success - for at least a year already!  I just can't say "No" to paying only $100 for the knitting-related leftovers from a craft store going out of business OR filling up my Corolla with bags of another knitter's stash 'cause she was moving.  And how can I turn down the orphan knitting needles at a lawn sale or the unloved yarn at a church sale. 

However, I will get things better organized and donate some yarn to the local middle school for their knitting club.  Then there are the kitty mats for the animal shelter and the hats for the senior center.

If I start writing down all the things I make and give away, I'll feel better about having that stash.

Elaine from Maine aka BreadBaker
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J_Kieviet
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2014 09:46:37 PM »

I used up some remnants and made 3 of each set.

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