Friday, April 10, 2015

stashless podcast episode 52: sew much?!

Out of the Stash (FOs):
  • 4, count them, FOUR project bags! 3 are monthly prizes for the Shrink My Stash CAL and 1 is a birthday gift.
  • Sewed up a pieced and lined cover for my work computer. Much nicer to look at in my craft room on my days off!
  • Quilted doggie blanket for a friend – This wasn’t my first go at piecing, but it was my first actual quilted project!

On their way out (WIPs):
  • Still plugging away on the cabled border on my Aquamarine shawl. Slowly but steadily making progress. =)

  • Just thread for specific sewing projects using stash fabric and a shirt to repurpose. =)

Future plans:
  • I’m planning to try my first skirt soon, but first, lined curtains for my kitchen before it starts heating up outside and repurposing a shirt from Goodwill to make a purse.

It’s Easy Being Green…
  • Make your own cashew milk! I’ll show you just how quick and simple it is.

Winner for March Shrink My Stash thread on Ravelry drawn. I did random number generator for entries 1-45 and the winner is #16 CatStraight for her Clapo-Ktus shawl! PM me your address! =)

New to me podcast:

Also check out the 3 seasons of The Great British Sewing Bee on YouTube if you’re at all interested in sewing!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

stashless podcast ep 51: slow is not bad

Out of the Stash (FO):

On the way out of the Stash (WIPs):
  • Meta Mittens pattern - won from the Bluegrass Spinners Podcast - planning to spin for these!
  • Schacht bobbin winder, shuttle, book and bobbins - previously loved and awesome!
Check out a cool Kickstarter I found:
Spun Fiber Company - Ethically and locally sourced breed-specific wools hand-dyed! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

stashless podcast episode 50: the dragon slayer

Out of the Stash (FOs):

On their way out (WIPs):

  • Something crafty is coming in the mail!

Future plans:
  • Sewing… lots of sewing! =)

On my mind…
Live in the moment. Do you feel distracted all the time? Have you tried being fully present? Next time you’re chatting with a friend, put your phone away and really listen. 

The winner for the February Shrink My Stash thread on Ravelry was drawn. Was it you?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National Craft Month - Craftsy Sale!

Happy National Craft Month!

Full disclosure: I am a Craftsy affiliate and using the link above or the banner on the page will result in a small percentage coming to me, but will cost you nothing extra. Any and all proceeds are used to cover shipping and/or purchases of prizes won on the Stash.less Podcast. Big thanks to anyone who has used the links in the past and to those who may use them in the future! =)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

stashless podcast episode 49: easy as 1, 2, 3

Out of the Stash (FOs):

  • Handspun! Took me long enough, huh? LOL
Back in the Stash (Frogged):

At the end, I discuss a bit about setting and staying motivated to reach BIG goals!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

stashless podcast episode 48: feel the love

Out of the Stash:

On the Way out of the Stash (WIPs):
I also discussed a bit about the Amy Herzog Knit to Flatter class on Craftsy. I'll be taking my pics and measurements to figure out what adjustments I need to make to continue on with my sweater. =)

I completely forgot to mention it, but the Handspun Craft-along starts today! This is in conjunction with Patti of Patti Knits and Spins Podcast. =)

It's Easy Being Green:
Have you ever used a car sharing service? It seems like a great, environmentally friendly way to have use of a car occasionally and avoid the extra costs in insuring and maintaining a car yourself if you don't need it all the time.