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« Reply #410 on: March 20, 2014 08:11:36 AM »

All that lovely alpaca Cheesy.  Wish I lived near Melbourne!

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« Reply #411 on: March 20, 2014 09:44:29 AM »

Another option is to see if your local craft store has a bulletin board, or someplace such a thing could be posted. (Or another place crafters might gather, such as a cafe or a library or some such thing). You could even offer it for a few bucks, which would help the "I'm broke" issue.
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« Reply #412 on: March 20, 2014 05:12:21 PM »

The quilt blocks look great! Your partners are going to love them.

Yofi the "manly" fabrics are great. When I worked at Jo-Annes I always said we should have a section called "boy-friendly fabric".
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« Reply #413 on: March 21, 2014 04:56:37 AM »

Thanks for everyone's suggestions!
I've got someone from instagram interested in a few things and hopefully she'll take everything as much as she wants.

(agreed on the alpaca comment - it's from my grandma's alpaca and there is SO MUCH)
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« Reply #414 on: March 23, 2014 04:14:52 PM »

I want so much to be in this.but i still don't have my glasses. Cry
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« Reply #415 on: March 23, 2014 05:42:38 PM »

I was going back and forth on what to make with my awesome Star Wars fabric that I bought as remnants when working at Jo-Annes then I remembered a bag (http://versusmag.blogspot.com/2011/04/awesome-bag-tutorial-with-guest-meg-of.html) I pinned awhile back, it's called the awesome bag so it should have been a sign. I used the tute as more of a guide/inspiration, I didn't follow measurements or anything like that. While going through my button tin (one of my favorite things to do) I saw the perfect buttons, they remind me of a galaxy with the glittery blue.



And the other side is a comic book style print



I got a new dog last Wednesday and he kept wanting to chew on me and raid my craft boxes while I was trying to be productive so I stitched up a quick toy to entertain him. Not very interesting but effective at least.


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« Reply #416 on: March 25, 2014 06:45:25 AM »

That star wars fabric is awesome!  Perfect choice for a bag.  I like how it's kind of serious/grey on the outside and then bright colors in the lining.

I finished a lap quilt recently.  The fabric I used for the blocks was from stash, but I had to buy backing, batting, and border fabric. So it's only half stash, but that's still about 3 yards of fabric turned into something useful.


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« Reply #417 on: March 25, 2014 06:59:08 AM »

Love your quilt, Gaudiknigth, the blue colours are so beautiful. It is a great bag, Lady4feet. And I hope you will get your glasses soon, Puffer.
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« Reply #418 on: March 25, 2014 07:04:06 AM »

that is striking!

Love the starwars bag...

My sister spent a week at my house and part of the week was spent helping me throw out or give stuff away....it was very traumatic.  I finally threw out my chair caning supplies from the 1970's...a whole bunch of tin cans...and tons of old clothes that I am never going to remake or reuse...a total of about six huge black trash bags made it to the curb this morning...I just drove away without looking back, but I am stressed.

I have two years to pare down my stuff as we will be moving into our much smaller home...it is exciting and stressful! Grin
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« Reply #419 on: March 25, 2014 07:13:18 AM »

I feel your pain, alwaysinmyroom.  I'm moving in just under three months, and trying to mentally figure out how much space I can devote to craft supplies in the new place has been really stressful.  It is so helpful to have someone else there being the voice of reason (no, you don't need the contents of the jar labeled "bits of string too small to save"). 

If you're having real trouble, sometimes boxing things up you're waffling on and then leaving them in the basement for a month or so can be helpful.  If you suddenly have the urge to use an item (despite letting them languish for the last five years) you can dig them out again.  But if you haven't needed them in the last four weeks having them out of sight and mind and already boxed up makes getting rid of them a little less painful.  I had to do that with books when I was paring down my collection for the last move.
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