Wednesday, June 03, 2009

June Stash challenge

Haylee & I have decided to make this month (June) our stash challenge month. We try to do this once a year - usually in January but Haylee was in Kenya. Would anyone like to join us. I may do little challenges along the way So the idea is that you create only from your stash (with the exception of adhesives), no popping out and buying anything. For each project you finish you put aside $2. so at the end you have a little money saved up to help replenish your supplies. Its great to try and use those item that you just had to buy and haven't touched. Also its a great opportunity to finish any half done projects (I have a paper mache' bust to embellish).A project is:-one LO,2 cards, a mini album can be up to 4 projects - depending on size and work. OTP's - again may be up to 4 depending on size. We are not going to stop at a certain amount like last time (25) we are just going to do it for the whole month, but you can set yourself a target of a minimum of 20 or 25.

One challenge I would like to set from the beginning is to use the scrap paper from your finished project to make some cards or bookmarks. If you don't need many cards bundle 4-6 up and send them off to someone as a RAK or donate them to a local charity to sell.

Now for the sewers I would like to encourage you to also work from your stash. Remember when you use something from your stash you can replace with something even nicer (says she who has trouble cutting up some fabrics as they are just so pretty as they are).


Cass said...

I'll join you in a stash challenge Gail. I certainly have plenty of stash! :)

miss~nance said...

Great Cass.Good to have you on board. I know I don't have to challenge you to make cards from You PP left overs as you were one of my influences to do so.

BTW love the SU PP's Haylee got yesterday.

Bev C said...

This is a great idea, I have been doing this latley with my sewing projects. We all have a stockpile of fabrics etc. It is also great to grab some old magazines to look through rather than going to buy something new. I must confess that I went to a local patchwork shop yesterday that was advertising buy 2 metres get one free and they had threads on special. I bought the threads I didn't really need material although there was a very lovely one that I wanted but didn't need. I bought some blue homespun threads and ric-rac.Good luck with your stash using.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

I'm not very crafty, so I think I'll pass on this challenge...although it does sound like a good idea. =) I just wanted to stop by and say hello and to thank you for becoming a follower of my blog.

Kelly Gerken
Sufficient Grace Ministries