Stash Manifesto

Giant project time. I pledge to use up my entire crafting stash and catalog the results! (Initial inventory below.)

I have a real affection for the potential contained in my stash. I love having a store, a craft pantry, the ability to immediately produce gear for schemes that are hatched in my kitchen. My mum has made similar comments about her trans-continental supply of unused fabric. Magically manifesting supplies for a project someone just invented at your kitchen table is an intense nesting gesture.

But, I’ve spent enough time basking in the potential of all this gear. I want to know what will happen if I convert the whole lot into fully formed projects.

So, the starting line.

This would be a boring list if I gave full details. I’ll just say that each of these categories weighs at least 5 pounds.


  • Yarn.
  • Fabric + old clothes.
  • Pillows.


  • Screen printing inks + gear.
  • Paints.
  • Paper and clippings.
  • Photos, prints + frames.
  • Padded envelopes (WHY?).


  • Lavender. (Only about a pound. But the volume!)
  • Beads.
  • Essential oils + bath supplies.
  • Seeds, soil and plant pots.
  • Found objects.

Heavy duty

  • Lab glassware.
  • Industrial packing materials.
  • Jars.
  • Lumber.
  • Old, small appliances.

This is good. This gives purpose to my crafting, and just in time for fall.


There’s more.