Stash Bash

I’ve never met a crafter without a stash of some kind. This year my goal is to use up all the craft supplies I have spent money on that are taking up mental and physical space in my life.  Join me here every Thursday for a Stash Bash. 

Every since Poppa has been here (unemployed with income) since December, it is really hard to get any projects done.  We have such a huge list of things that needed to get fixed around here and projects that have been waiting for someday to come.  Well, someday is here.  We are now in the middle of a complete remodel of the kitchen, yesterday we began the building of the girls new bedroom furniture, the rearranging of the boys loft and outside we have been pressure cleaning our half mile long drive way, cleaning up the farm and soon we will be putting in a deck behind our house which we have been waiting to do since we came here 5 years ago.

I am taking pictures of the fun remodeling stuff but none of it comes from my stash so…one night I woke up thinking that I wanted to make a purse.  I don’t particularly need one but I guess I was itching to crochet something.  I can’t even remember the last time I crocheted and it felt good.

This is the purse I am making

This is how far I have gotten on it,  the bottom is not coming out square so it will be a little different on the bottom but the top will be the same.

charcoal grey seems to be my color since this past year, all of my house, there are towels and furniture which have gone grey.

in case you missed it, do you see what I am using for a stitch marker?  I know I have a whole package of stitch markers but I am sure that they seemed like something useful to one of my little sprouts so in order to keep with my stash bashing resolution of staying out of the craft store, I used a bobby pin.  It worked just fine.

I am thinking a big pale yellow button would finish it off nicely and I will be lining it with some gray and yellow fabric.  

So what did you get done this week, I can’t wait to see!   I love every one of your projects and hopefully you will join me this week.  Thanks for stopping by this weeks Stash Bash. Below is the linky list for you to add your project. 

Here’s what to do. There are no rules. 
Just use what you have and try to not buy new supplies, unless you need it to complete a project that you are making from stuff you already have in your stash. 
Take a picture of your project or progress and blog about it or post a picture to flickr.
Then come back here on Thursdays and post a link to your post.
Don’t forget to link back to the Stash Bash so others can find us and get encouraged too.
Fair enough?     

P.S.  Its so nice to hear from other stash bashers so if you visit some of the links don’t forget to leave them a quick little comment.

Oh, P.S.  Tomorrow I will be starting the Friday Meatless Meal Share (haven’t finalized the name of the theme yet, any ideas?)  I would love it if you would join me.  Just make your favorite or even a new meatless meal, post it to your blog or take a picture and post to Flickr and then link up tomorrow at the end of my meatless friday post.  Hope to see you tomorrow for a delicious vegetarian meal.

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2 Responses to Stash Bash

  1. Rebecca W July 18, 2013 at 5:01 am #

    That is a beautiful color, I'll especially like it with a yellow button. I recently finished a beautiful dress made from a lovely gray, white, and yellow fabric.

    P.S. I use bobby pins all the time! I tried safety pins once but found that the yarn kept getting tangled in the curly-q at the bottom. A small scrap of contrasting yarn also works!

    • farmishmomma July 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Rebecca, What a wonderful idea!! I love grey and yellow so I think I will have begin the hunt for some vintage yellow buttons… Thank you!

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