Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crafty Stash Spring Fashion

Do you have a stockpile of crafting supplies?
Do you feel like you don't even know what's in there?
Are you surprised when you open drawers and boxes to find some awesome forgotten goodies?

Well if you answered yes to these three questions then you are just like me.  I have a little addiction to the craft store and I will not get rid of supplies if I think I might use them.  I also have decided to cut my crafting budget for the time being to be able to save for more important things like.... oh....a new bathroom perhaps.  That being said I have decided that I really need to concentrate more on using the stuff I already have instead of buying more and to finish the projects that I've already started.  So here's what I came up with today.

Can you see the price tag in the picture below?

Yep.  This cute purple sweatshirt was only $6.97 in a clearance bin at my Joann today.  Then, in going with the stash busting attitude I'm adopting, I found this iron on bird graphic.  I think I bought it about 10 years ago but found it in one of my aforementioned drawers this afternoon.  (That means this little guy has lived in multiple states and more than 4 houses.)  The original price tag was even still on it.

Yep $1.11 in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby.    A little quick ironing and I have a great new sweatshirt to wear to yoga!

Since the iron on came with 4 birds I put the other two on the back at the top of my shoulders.  You can only see them when I put up my hood.  (I like surprises.)

The purple color is my spring fix for this week and its Sadie's favorite color too.

Craft on!


  1. Way to go. I recently recycled some of my crafting supplies but I still have to many. After recycling many of my supplies I discovered I needed a bunch of them for a project I didn't know I was going to do... this is why I have a clutter problem. I hold onto things for years knowing that someday I will be able to use it, then when I can't set foot (literally) in my craft area I recycle and clean out the stash only to have a new project fall in my lap and say "I have the materials for this" go searching frantically only to remember just 2 weeks ago I recycled them.... and so the cycle begins again.

  2. Hi!

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  3. I need to do the same thing. I have a minor hoarding problem. Loving the purple! Also loving that your dog let's you do that! Hahaha.

  4. Love it! Your blog is delightful ladies! I think the purple is perfect for Sadie!
    All Things Heart and Home
    (I have a sweet Beagle mix (rescue)...Ollie, there's never been a sweeter pup!)

  5. Cute! Sadie looks adorable in it!

  6. SAdie is the cutest model evah! Love your gorgeous stashbust - just adding those iron ons make it look very spendy and hip. Great job, and thanks for the inspiration! I need to dig around in my monster stash, as well.

  7. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    LOVE the Pup!

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  9. too flipping cute, thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  11. Sadie looks adorable!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I'm participating in the Fab Friends Thursday Blog hop and I’m now the newest follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and hopefully follow me back!!

  12. Love it on Sadie! Thanks for linking up!

  13. I wish my dog would let me dress him

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  18. awesome sweatshirt, I can't believe that you didn't do this sooner ;-) I also have a huge stash of craft projects piling up, I have been trying to put myself on a spending diet but I keep cheating.

  19. It such a cute top now! :) I wish i could say that i have so much crafting stock that i forget about some of the things that i have...hehe.

    Tnx for linking this up at well!

  20. sometimes I think I like buying and organizing crafty supplies as much as I like creating things!!!


  21. Cute and a great idea. We did some fabric destashing the other day and plan to try and sell it in our Etsy shop soon!

  22. haha! Way to go at busting some of your stash. I have tons of crafting supplies I should use up before buying more. Cute project, and cute dog! :) Thanks for hooking up at Humble Homemaking.
    Humble Homemaking

  23. Your dog looks adorable. I think he's ready for namaste. Or prayer pose. What else is there in yoga? :) Great use of your "STASH"!

  24. yes I have a stash of craft supplies and seriously need to do an inventory. Love your dog

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  25. LOVE this post! And your Pooch..ADORABLE!

    Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my


  26. That is such a great idea. I just got some sweat pants that I could do this with. Thanks for the support over at Tuesday Tell All.

  27. Love your model! That's the way to clear out the crafting stash. Well done!

  28. Great idea!!! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  29. Awww! I'm going to have to show this post to Sexy Nerd - proof that I'm not the only one who dresses up her dogs (then laughs and photographs them!)

  30. This put a smile on my face :)


  31. What a great post - lovely sweater and good stash busting project!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  32. Yes, yes, and yes! All of the above. Definitely a craft hoarder/craft-supply-aholic as well!

    I love the sweatshirt, and it looks like your sweet pup does too!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at another "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  33. CUTE!!! Sadie looks so good in it! ;) Loving your background by the way!! Love me some barnwood!

  34. Thanks so much for linking this up with my Show and Share party!

  35. Smiling. Too fun and how good does it feel to use stuff we already have. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  36. Great project! I don't think my dog would be as nice if I dressed her up in my clothes. Thanks for linking up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Can't wait to see what you have this week!