Friday, March 1, 2013

Stashbusting Announcements & My Last Feb. Projects

Stashbusters!! You're doing it!! Together we have managed to hit the stashes world wide and create beautiful things! I did a quick tally yesterday and if I counted correctly there are 129 officially participating stashbusters! The most common pledges were to use between 6 to 12 pieces of stash fabric this year.

This month was our first CHALLENGE month; to make something for a loved one. You still have time to enter your project at Cation's February Link Party. Even if you didn't enter, please come back and vote for your favorite between March 3rd thru the 6th. Cindy and I need your help in choosing the Top 5!

We've completed our first two months so I figured it was time to reveal another monthly theme. You can see them all here along with all the Sewalong details and posts.

Onto more exciting news, I've been looking for a way to count or track my stashbusting goals and when I was visiting Mrs. Giggles blog she had what I was looking for! You can go to this website or just click on my nifty counter on the sidebar. I used the Fitness Goals slider, set my Current at 0 and filled in the rest with my stashbusting resolution. Isn't it SO COOL! If you're very perceptive you'll notice it's actually a higher number than my original goal. That may or may not be because I broke down and ordered some fabric...

Finally, I managed to finish a few gifts for my Aunt and best friend. I was very inspired by the pouches Crab & bee has been making and this was the perfect excuse to make a couple. Below is the one I made for my friend. I packed up my Aunt's before I got pictures.
I put a hopefully encouraging quote inside and boxed the bag corners. I love boxed corners. I also made her a little face mask, sleep mask, whatever those things are.

Well my dears, that's it for February and this week. When we post the contest winner, I'm also going to do a round up of my favorite stashbusting makes that weren't for others because you guys have done a fabulous job this month! So get your makes into the Flickr pool!!

Hope you have a great weekend and HAPPY SEWING!


Carolyn said...

This is such a lovely gift idea! I'm sure your aunt is going to love it :)

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks, I was hoping it was something she and my friend could get some use out of.