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« Reply #370 on: October 02, 2016 07:54:20 AM »

Thank you, craftylittle monkey, and good luck with your book project.  A bank sounds intrigueing and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished project.  The next time I venture out to a rummage sale, I'll be looking for used hardcover books that are absolutely uninteresting, to save for a future craft.

I used Elmer between the pages, plus paint on the outer edges.  I figured paint makes a window unopenable - it should render those pages a solid sturdy unit.  Time will tell Smiley 
Oh wait, I will never know since it was for a swap lol
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« Reply #371 on: October 03, 2016 07:05:52 AM »

October Themes


Thread by Jeremy Stratton, on Flickr

Color: Orange
Pattern: Sparkles
Inspiration: Music
Challenge #1:  Halloween is really the best holiday, because it's all about creativity and candy.  Use your stash and your creativity to create a costume or some holiday decorations.
Challenge  #2:   10 is such a nice round number.  Make something inspired by ten - using 10 things, something that uses 10 pieces of your stash, whatever works for you



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« Reply #372 on: October 05, 2016 02:30:33 PM »

I ate 10 M&Ms.  They were in a bag, sitting on a kitchen shelf.  That means they were stashed *grin*

I made a set of wire headbands for the neighbor's birthday.  Instead of using fancy jewelry wire, I unspiraled a spiral notebook and used the uncoiled wire ... looped on the ends, slipped inside a tube of fabric, stitched in place... sew the hole closed and *voila* headbands that don't come undone Smiley  One was black with orange pumpkins; another was black with white text symbols; another black with gold metallic stripes; and a couple reversed from solid to a patterned fabric.  Unfortunately I forgot to snap a photo before wrapping and giving them to her.
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« Reply #373 on: October 16, 2016 10:11:44 PM »

The idea of 'shopping from my stash' sounds inspiring! So I would very much like to join this Craftalong!  Grin
My bead supplies were an absolute mess, so I spent yesterday afternoon sorting it out.

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« Reply #374 on: October 24, 2016 06:11:38 AM »

You have an amazing collection of beads, katara.  Nice organizing Smiley  It inspires me to put my stuff in an orderly manner.
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« Reply #375 on: November 03, 2016 06:19:08 AM »

craftylittlemonkey, you have been a busy bee!  Your monkeys will make people smile when they see your collection.

I waded through a couple of my fabric bins and pulled a few pieces of juvenile prints.  One in particular is 2 yards of Bob the Builder construction and roads.  (This took me on a trip down Memory Lane.  My sons played for hours on a similar piece when they were small.  We spread it out on a bed or on the floor and they were content.)  I need to find a new home for it, somewhere with youngsters.


 

Although I managed to pull a few more fabrics, the reminiscing stalled any real progress.  Does anyone else have that happen?
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« Reply #376 on: November 05, 2016 09:57:41 AM »

I have done zero destashing. Zero. My partner started a job a Joann a few months ago. And now I have over a dozen projects stashed to do. Skirts and purses and quilting stuffs. I had to start a new corner just for fabric projects. *i have shamed my family*

I am going to make ornaments for all my family this year. So I'll be delving into the massive felt drawer and see if I can't get that manageable. Lol


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« Reply #377 on: November 05, 2016 12:04:20 PM »

I can't clean my craft room because when I try it I discover all sorts of awesome goodies I've got stashed in there that I then want to make stuff with, of course!
Even sorting the scrap bin for usable pieces ends up looking like this, lol. Irresistible!

craftylittlemonkey! I love your irresistible hoopla! You make magic with the smallest bits!

After all the slow cloth stitching, I think this would be a lot of fun. But I'm thinking this was the base of what I did, just without the hoop. Funny I actually had to think about it. Duh.
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« Reply #378 on: November 05, 2016 02:08:19 PM »

Erin, there's an ornament swap just starting that I'm going to use to destash some of my giant Fabricland felt pile, lol. Come & play!

I have stitched 3 patches today with the tiniest snipets and am working on a 4th with even smaller bits! I prefer stitching in the hoop else it gets wrinkly & wonky fast. That can be a neat look but lots of this teeny detail would be lost. I'm trying to let go & indulge the purposelessness of stitching these things, just to practice crafting for the sake of art & expression rather than an end product.
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« Reply #379 on: November 05, 2016 06:34:42 PM »

I have stitched 3 patches today with the tiniest snipets and am working on a 4th with even smaller bits! I prefer stitching in the hoop else it gets wrinkly & wonky fast. That can be a neat look but lots of this teeny detail would be lost. I'm trying to let go & indulge the purposelessness of stitching these things, just to practice crafting for the sake of art & expression rather than an end product.

I've talked to my friends about wanting to do another round, and how I really enjoyed this process. And then all the things I want to try, but I have a REALLY HARD time making something without a goal or person/receiver in mind. So I admire your efforts to be free and creative. It's really interesting to me. I've been considering not starting another swap after my current ones and do a personal self challenge.

Can't wait to see what you craft!

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