bust some stash

April 9, 2010 at 8:47 am 5 comments

what are you doing to honor earth day (april 22nd)?  how about pledging not to buy any craft supplies during the month of april!  this could be a tough one.

head on over to dollar store crafts, where you’ll find a contest for those who participate.  inspiration, too!  here’s my first stash busting project: a cute little pillow made from orange velveteen, organza flowers, fiberfill, and little green beads from my stash–i swear, i already had it all!  the velveteen from a stuffed elephant (used for the inside of the ears); fiberfill from same elephant; the organza from a curtain i whipped up to hide an ugly view at our last apartment; green thread purchased for some burning man costume; and glass beads from the stash.

frightening, i know.  hence the need to bust some stash.  let me know what you’re working on!

ps: you may recognize these little flowers from a plan i hatched up a few weeks ago and only just got around to.  big or small, these flowers are a great way to use up little scraps of fabric and they’re super simple to make.  check out some inspiration and a little tutorial here.  use them on a pillow, turn them into pins, or sew them onto a t-shirt for some fresh style without spending a lot or having to buy new materials.  especially if you have a shameful stash like i do!

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  • 1. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts  |  April 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    That’s superdy-duperdy cute. Love it!! Orange velveteen is amazing. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

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  • 3. Amy Hadley  |  April 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I have a weakness for anything with fabric flowers. Saw this first on Dollar Store Crafts, and I’ve been waiting for some Stash Busting inspiration of my own to strike… which it finally did, at about 1am last night! We’ll see how my mixed paper/fabric wall art turns out.:)

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    • 4. Amy  |  April 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      Ooh! Pictures! Was it your adorable rag quilt banner? Cause I thought that was super sweet!

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      • 5. Amy Hadley  |  April 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

        It’s a new idea actually. You can count on pics! But aren’t those letters cute? Someday I’m going to tackle the whole alphabet (decor AND baby toy!). I love the creator’s idea of making a “Happy Birthday” or “Merry Christmas” banner, too.

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