2022 Destash-Along

PROLOGUE
We’re getting a bit of a late start this, so let’s just think of it as Three-quarters of 2022 Destash-Along! Our wonderful host seems to be taking a bit of a break, so I’ve “volunteered” to start it up. :wink: I will lean heavily on their 2020 and 2021 Destash-Alongs to try to come up with some Monthly prompts, starting with April. But you don’t have to wait until April to post your Destash projects! G’head and share your 2022 Stash-built and Stash-assisted Projects while I try to figure out just what I’m doing and by April I ought to have a little something. No need to repeat/move if you’ve already shared in the 2021 thread, though. Should our dear @Trillian wish to take back the reins later on, I will hand them right over. :slightly_smiling_face:


Image from Green Eco-Friend.

Craft stashes are a source of both inspiration and exasperation. There are so many great projects lurking there just waiting to be made, but too much or too messy and a stash can overwhelm and “paralyze” a maker! And let’s face it, a big or unruly stash can upset the harmony of a home, too. :wink:

There’s so much satisfaction when you already have just the right thing for your project or when your creation is completed without ever even having to step away from your craft space. Still, it can be hard to get started; so here is a place to come for a little nudge to get you digging into your stash! I’ll try to keep up the Monthly Prompts and, of course, your fellow Lettuce Crafters’ posts are always full of great ideas so scroll down and get inspired!

What are you waiting for? Get stash-bustin’!

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JAN - MAR
Free-for-all!

APRIL
Color: Yellow – a color of new flowers and turning leaves. Suitable for spring in the north and autumn in the south!
Pattern: Random/Scatter
For: The joy of creating
Challenge: Make something just-because; because you’ve always admired something like it, because you want to try a new-to-you technique, because you want to revisit a medium you tried a long time ago, because it’s OK to make something just for the sake of making it.

MAY
Color: Pink
Pattern: Ombre/Fade
For: Transitions
Challenge: Think literal, metaphorical, and even metaphysical transitions. Doors, porches, & balconies, hallways, foyers, porticoes, etc. Cars, trains, buses, bikes, skates, your own two feet. New class, new job, new house, new role. New life phases or outlooks even.

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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I do love a good stash bust!

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Yay!
Scrappy mugrug finished last night, I have it on my desk at the office right now :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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My stash is literally getting packed up as I type this, so I’ll have to use this as inspiration to really dig into it as we unpack in the new house next week!

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:yarn: :scissors: :art: Congratulations! Your highly-anticipated Craftalong has been Featured this week. Happy crafting everyone! :art: :scissors: :yarn:

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Thanks for hosting @TheMistressT. The destash-along is normally one of my favorite threads.

Great mugrug @Magpie. I was trying to explain a mugrug to my co-worker one day and she just couldn’t understand it’s purpose. Maybe my reaction of “you know a mugrug! Waddya mean you’ve never heard of a mugrug???” didn’t translate well.

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Look at me, ahead of my own ETA!

APRIL
Color: Yellow – a color of new flowers and turning leaves. Suitable for spring in the north and autumn in the south!
Pattern: Random/Scatter
For: The joy of creating
Challenge: Make something just-because; because you’ve always admired something like it, because you want to try a new-to-you technique, because you want to revisit a medium you tried a long time ago, because it’s OK to make something just for the sake of making it.

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Done!
Coasters for work mates including one sunny yellow & another with mountains & a scatter of clouds in the sky.


Very much wanted to try an economy square. I obviously did not measure anything because, well, I just don’t.

Also mugrugs for my sis & step mama,


they can choose their own sizes etc but I have an idea who will prefer which.

I don’t really “get” mugrugs either. I’m not eating cookies off them, that feels weird to me. I do have a water jug & cup I keep by the bed & another set at the office though & that seems to fit just right.

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Looooovvvvve the mountains! Perfect choices of fabrics! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :heart_eyes:

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Love this prompt! I need to use some stuffs so I can buy more stuffs

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The April prompt has me already plotting & planning!

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Spring is a heavy birthday time for my peeps, so when I saw something like this on pinterest I decided to do a few for some of the upcoming spring (and one summer) birthday! All the papers, stamps, gems, etc. are from stash. I did buy candles and the matchbooks, though. Now I have a matchbook stash, because the box had 100 in it. :person_shrugging:

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:tada::tada: Announcement :tada::tada:

There is a new sitewide craft challenge contest. If you have made something inspired by this(or any other) craftalong, then this challenge is for you.
Inspired-along 2022 lettuce craft challenge

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Yay! I’m hoping to properly participate this year. We just moved and my craft stash is, unfortunately, still packed, but the goal this year is to use up or donate at least 1/2 of my stash. I don’t have any one particular craft-love so I’ve got supplies for lots of different kinds of crafts, another of my goals is to use up the oldest item in each “type” section.

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Ooo! It will be fun to watch your progress!

Delia’s April Fools Day disguise: The Schmawzalotl was all stash.

It’s sheer luck that I have a generic hot pink anything, let alone polar fleece which was the perfect material for this. And sheer luck that while mulling over what to stuff them with I remembered not only that I had caulk backer rod, but knew exactly where it was. WOO!

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This is just such a great prompt for April. Tonight I started my project - got my base ready, washing some supplies, gathering together other supplies. Doing it all from stash!

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I can’t wait to see what you make!


I made my first rag wreath (and I say “first” because can definitely see this becoming an addiction) all from stash for the recent flat rate swap. Some fabrics I know I inherited from the stash of a woman who passed in 1997, the rest all date from there out. I love how it came out and I think part of why I took so long finishing the rest of the crafting for that swap was to keep it hanging in my space longer! Haha

This pic shows the colors better.

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