At the start of the year the SMB organisers did a post on new year’s crafts resolutions. I said that I wanted to be as eco-conscious as I could in my crafting, and part of that meant using up some of my stash materials rather than buying new. Well I’m sorry to say that despite my best efforts the pile is still huge. I don’t buy material without a purpose in mind, but each project I make leaves me more odd-sized remnants which go into the stash. Over Easter I cleared out a corner of the sitting room which had got tenanted by squatting crafty bits and was horrified to find how much I have.
This is just some of what was in that corner, AFTER going through and throwing away the tiny useless bits – there is a lot more in boxes in the spare room! It’s useful for patchwork – I never buy anything but backing fabric for patchwork projects now, but what else to do with it?!
Well, I might make some of the pincushions we featured a couple of weeks ago
And perhaps some juggling sacks for my niece and nephew
And how about some lavendar bags
Or even use them to wrap up some gifts
What do you do with your leftover bits of fabric and wool (yes I have a lot of that too – knit a corgi, anyone!)?