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stoliedina
« on: June 05, 2006 06:06:49 PM »

Hi all - I hope that this is an appropriate place to post this.



http://www.flickr.com/groups/usewhatyouhave/


 http://flickr.com/groups/95191180@N00/

So two of the blogs that I read, Turkey Feathers and Simple Sparrow, started challenges to Use What You Have and then Finish What You Have. They each have respective Flickr groups set up, and I just thought it was a really great challenge to pass on to Craftster peeps. Seriously - how many of us have stashes of yarn and fabric and paper and beads - or all of those things, or a project or eighty half finished in the closet. The original Use What You Have took place over a month and part of it was not to shop at the craft store or thrift for supplies for that month. YIKES! But just think if you resisted shopping until you did one project that dented into your stash. It would still make a difference. I'm going to post my pictures of finished projects here and on the flickr groups as well. I hope maybe this will inspire some of you too!
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stoliedina
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006 08:40:48 PM »

First project that I've finished - posted here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16739527.0
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yllas
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 12:20:39 PM »

Only just noticed your post and thought what agreat idea. Somewhat apt for me as i was tidying my junk i mean craft items and came across a box of mostly half done projects.

Hopefully i'll now be inspired to finish something this week...rather than start something new.

Loved your hot air balloon and those altered people inside the basket Smiley
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not2old4glitter
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2006 08:43:00 PM »


I made this hat from all leftover yarn from other projects, some of it pretty short pieces. I am not sure the colors all go together but I used up a bunch of yarn.  Cheesy

and just today I finished a sewing project that I had cut out LAST YEAR and it's just been sitting with the pattern tissue still pinned on for almost a year. This is it
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123946.0
But as for not buying any new supplies for a month, erm... Embarrassed
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klynslis
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007 10:48:35 AM »

I just landed on Craftster a couple days ago, and if you hadn't started this challenge I was going to start it myself!

I'm going to post my first project this weekend. It's a tote bag with a super-easy square bottom, and the design is inspired by a certain designer who, shall we say, flies in Coach class.  Wink

Anywayyy... Thanks for doing this. You will be seeing more of me!

Lisa

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racehorse87
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007 10:35:31 PM »

I will craftalong using what I have already after exams end!  Grin
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saralynne
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007 11:07:38 PM »

I just started a crochet shawl with yarn from my stash! Hooray!
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heini
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007 12:55:24 AM »

I'm already doing this in colour craftalong. Except I haven't denied shopping from myself completely, but try to buy only when I need something (like when I sew red top I bought zipper and buttons for it).
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klynslis
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007 07:51:35 AM »

LOL! When I first replied to this I didn't notice that it hadn't been active for months. I guess we revived it!  Cheesy

Anyway, I finished my first project. I purchased the exterior fabric for it before I found this thread, but the lining fabric, the fasteners and the shredded cash were something I already had.

Yep, shredded cash. I decoupaged it onto the bag. It didn't work that well, so I'm going to try a different method next time.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa_yarost/431898117/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa_yarost/431898116/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa_yarost/431898118/in/photostream/

Lisa
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klynslis
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007 07:19:03 PM »

I'm so happy! I've just finished my new purse sketchbook. I sewed the text block from drawing paper taken from an 18x24' pad, and then my best friend glued it for me. The fabric, trim and buttons are from my stash. The boards in the covers are created from a cereal box.

Enjoy!

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