Spring Stashbust!

We all have a stash of something. Maybe your stash is shoes or Fiestaware (wait – those are both mine). If you do anything at all crafty, you not only have a stash, you have a STASH. Every new projects seems to need a trip to the craft store…for supplies, doo-dads, fabric, flowers, beads, stamps, paper…the list goes on and on. People have shelves, closets, basements full of STASH.

Sometimes I spend so much time shopping for the items, I run out of time to do the inspired craft! Or I simply lose all of my motivation. That’s even worse. Due to this and my busy life, I actually craft a lot less than I would like! At this moment, my stash is split up between my apartment and my old house…They will be combined at sometime soon and then I will completely run out of stash storage space in my new place. And be warned when you look at the photos, my STASH is really just a stash. It’s teeny tiny compared to others…but really…do I need a cabinet of fabric? I think not.

Here is my current STASH – Part 1.

Part 2 will be documented as soon as I can…but haven’t you seen enough already? Stashes never look nice. That’s why mine is shoved into cabinets and my closet…

This, along with my dedication to eco-chic crafting, inspired me to take part in The T-Shirt Diaries’ Spring Stashbust!!!

This journey means that I will only use crafting supplies already found in my stash. I believe that this will help both the planet and my pocket…and motivate me to finally create some of the items on my Crafting To-Do List. Being creative shouldn’t mean using resources every step of the way…I already focus on buying what I can used and upcycling items I already own (like my my upcycled flower wreath). Stashbusting will give me the reason to focus on what I have – not what I need. And maybe get around to finally sewing my ruffle pillowcases that I bought the fabric for a month ago and an apron or two that were meant as gifts for Valentine’s Day…oops.

Look for the Stashbusting logo on all items that have helped cut my stash for 30 days – or until May 6th. I will post updated stash photos then along with completed projects…Can’t wait to see what I accomplish!


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4 Responses to Spring Stashbust!

  1. Amanda Joy says:

    Yours is at least organized so much better than mine. I have given myself a decree that I can’t buy anymore supplies, until I finsih the myriad of projects I have waiting for my in my craft room. I am wating time and money, and getting nothing done. Thanks for posting this to remind me:)

    • Katie says:

      Trust me, I know exactly what you mean! Try this Stashbust Event…I’m hoping it will motivate me to finish all of those leftover projects…

  2. Robin says:

    Thank you so much for joining. I hoep stashbusting is going well! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

    • Katie says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I will be sure to keep you updated with my progress…and thanks for coming up with such a fantastic idea!

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