In an attempt to get rid of some of the excess in my craft space, I signed up for a destash swap on Craftster - which involved each pair swapping craft supplies that they're not using. I guess technically it's not reducing the stash, but it's obtaining "new to me" things without additional cost right? (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).
I sent my original partner a bunch of knit and crochet supplies, seeing as she said crochet was her new thing - yarns (both commercial and recycled by me), a crochet hook roll, stitch markers etc. Unfortunately, my partner turned out to be a flake. I would like to gripe for a moment about those that flake on organized swaps. The fact is that crafty types are very giving people. We're constantly making things for those around us, donating supplies or making things for charity groups, offering free patterns and tutorials to help others perfect their skills. Quite frankly, not holding up your end of the bargain is crappy. Of course, for every flake, there are hundreds of wonderful crafters out there who keep up the good name. Big thanks to my swap angel, Connie, who sent me a substitute package to make up for the one I was supposed to receive but didn't!
She sent me some lovely fabrics. I intend to turn the blue/green fabrics at least into quilted coasters, which I had fun making previously.
She also sent me a bunch of jewelry findings and beads, even going to the trouble of making sure that I have at least 2 of each bead in the package. How did she know that I'm an earring addict?
There was also a "slice of pie" soap bar, and some Halloween stamps. Never quite managed to get a good picture though as Deuce tried to claim the soap for himself. As you may recall, this is not the first time...