Use it or lose it! A sharing and caring gift-along

~Hey friends, do you have excess stash you wish to part with?
~ Or maybe you have a project on the go that’s nearly complete and you don’t want to buy a whole yard or container of something you only need a tiny bit of to get the job done.
~ Perhaps you’re a beginner crafter looking to try something out without making a big commitment.

Whatever your story is, introduce yourself here along with a list/photos of items you have to give or things you’re looking to acquire. Names and list posts will be linked here, please keep your posts updated.

Message each other for addresses

This is not a swap! Lettuce Craft and myself take no responsibility if someone fails to send or delays sending anything. There are no “points” or swap credit.
This is meant to be a friendly gift-along, there’s no obligation or expectation of reciprocation, y’all are trusted to pay it forward in your life however that rolls out. It’d be real cool though if you showed off stuff you made with the help of your generous friends here, I know I want to see the goodies! :slight_smile:

Click the links below to find each participants list:

1 list @Magpie
2 list @Bunny1kenobi
3 list @artsycandice
4 list @Reinikka
5 list @AIMR
6 list @susieoregon
7 list @thanate
8 list @Lynx2Lancer
9 list @LuckyXIIICreations
10 list @Immaculata
11 list @calluna
12 list @PrincessP
13 list @madebyBeaG
14 list @kittykill
15 list @Renstar
16 list @poetrylover828
17 list @TheMistressT
18 list @aspenwall
19 list @audity
20 list @endymion
21 list @Smmarrt
22 list @Harlan
23 list @gozer
24 list @jellybean
25 list @Lilyleaper
26 list @AntBee
27 list @lady4feet
28 list @fishstix43
29 list @Edel

Here’s a drop down menu of postage rates for Canada/US (pls check with your local for accuracy):

Canadian postal rates
  • Domestic
    • up to 30 grams $1.07
    • 30-50 grams $1.30
  • USA
    • up to 30 grams $1.30
    • 30-50 grams $1.94
  • International
    • up to 30 grams $2.71
    • 30-50 grams $3.88
American postal rates
  • 1 ounce $1.20 all countries
  • 2 ounces:
    • Ireland $2.24
    • the Netherlands $2.24
    • Germany $2.24
    • Canada $1.20
    • New Zealand $2.08
    • United Kingdom/Great Britain/England $2.24
UK postal rates
  • Up to 100g £1.70 - US/Canada/Germany - Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
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Please message me with your address if you’d anything from my list :slight_smile:

This is my stash I draw from regularly so I’m not looking to get rid of anything but I will happily share if you need something to finish a project & don’t want to have to buy a whole container etc.

I have lots of beads & findings, do you need a clasp or a few of some colour? Is there a shape you need? I might have it!

I have a whole bunch of ribbons & trim, all colours of 100% wool felt, lots of small fabric pieces. Are you missing a bit of something to finish off a WIP? I might have it!

Are you missing a button or other finding? Looking for a certain shade of floss? I might have it!

I have lots of random whimsies and doo-dads, let me know if you’re interested in a mystery package.

If there is a quilt block you are collecting, hit me up! I don’t want to make a whole entire quilt myself but I do have lots and lots of fabric and am up for the challenge of any pattern any time in any colourway.

In fact, I’d love it if you would ask me for any sewn items you are wishing for. So long as it can be flat packed for easy shipping, I’m into it. I like to sew but don’t have a lot of inspiration right now. It would be great motivation to have requests. I can literally sew anything, I went to school for fashion design :slight_smile:.

Looking for: books, magazines, even cut out articles about stumpwork, book binding, and Leatherwood. Techniques, patterns, and also patterns for making book binding & leather working tools.
Canadian pennies!
Stationary/card sets.

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Message me with an address and let me know what you’d like! I’m sure there will be more here soon…!

Large pages of stickers will be carefully cut so as not to damage the stickers but still make them fit in an envelope.

Multiple items - take one, take some, take all… just let me know and I will update the thread accordingly.

I will mark items as claimed and once they are sent, or all gone, I will delete them from the thread.

Stuff I’d love for you to claim from me:

Card stock stickers

Scuba stickers

Boy Scout emblems stickers

Boy Scout numbers stickers

Tiny words and letters stickers - both sides of package shown


first birthday stickers

be prepared stickers

Eagle Scout stickers

33 of these simple card stock bookmarks (made waaaay too many for a church project) - let me know how many you want -10 claimed

27 Mickey key charms (would make cute zipper pulls!)

brown and turquoise ephemera- please take all! :+1:

beautiful dreamer card stock stickers - I have 3 sets of these

Holographic Disney stickers (for the kids :laughing:)

labels - June is missing

scratch-off design stickers

Christmas icon ephemera -printed one too many of these for a project a while back- just on regular printer paper, but would be cute on Christmas cards or backed with card stock for gift tags.

In search of:

•jewelry file (big ask, not expecting a miracle but I guess you never know)
•I collect funky buttons so they are always welcome
•anything that would be useful for miniatures, any scale
•mini perler beads. Like, the really super tiny ones, I think they are 3mm or something
•black Aida cloth
•Lite Brite pegs

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Remember this is all FREE. You can ask for as much or as little as you like.

If you are interested in anything please send me a message along with your mailing address.

About me… I have done almost “all-the-things” at one time or another. Currently I am creating mostly in ceramics but have several dollhouses I hope to fill up. I am interested in small things. Trinkets, bits, baubles… my inner magpie is looking to fill a drawer with shiny things. lol

OFFERINGS:

Wooden wings

Wood Cut-outs
These are of varying quality. Some look purchased, some look hand-made.
First row
Santa boots x 4, Santa in Sleigh, Santa, Snowman x 2
Second row
Church x 2, candle, sleigh, gingerbread men x4
Third row
Tree x 2, evergreen, angel w/candle, angel x2
Fourth row
reindeer, bow, goose, snowflake x 2, church x 2

Smocking Green Velvet Bag - unfinished

Assorted craft bits…
White lacy bow, Brown woven piping, red and green leather straps, craft feathers, buttons, green ribbon, purple and gold cord


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Great idea!!! I can’t afford to do a lot of shipping, but I love to share anything I can stuff in an envelope!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Here are my lists :kissing_heart: (more to come sooooon) Thanks for setting this up @Magpie :kissing_heart:

Send me your address if you want anything I have to offer :slight_smile:


Thing’s I’m 100% Happy to share:

  • masterboard pieces cut to approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (or smaller). Random or custom color(s) request.
    Gelli prints on misc paper:


    Texture & layers:

    I mostly do gelli prints right now but will try to make some more layered pieces soon too :slight_smile:

  • One thousand and one mini ATC size envelopes made from all the random papers (junk mail, kids books, other books etc) Here’s an example picture but you will get a random assortment of as many as I can stuff an envelope with :wink:

Stickers and sticky stuff pictured below. For scale, the squares on my craft matt are 1":

Stencils, new but bought second-hand

Cards Take one take a set. I have limited envelopes for the handmade cards so those will go with the first claims, let me know if you don’t need envelopes :wink: - For pictures with multiple designs please let me know what name/number I marked them with. I’ve had all of these for years and years, they have been through multiple moves and some have signs of being jumbled around… so please be aware. I’ll also be sending them in a large envelope so they could get damaged through the postal system (I’ll pack them as nicely as I can but I can’t afford to ship them in a box)

ATCs Looking for Home I would ask you limit to claiming one ATC per day to give other’s a chance to claim some (I might be overly confident in the popularity my art! :sweat_smile: but just incase, I want to keep it fair)


Things I’d be happy to take off anyone’s hands are:

  • postage stamps
  • word/phrases/quotes on paper or stickers (small enough for ATC art)
  • Cotton quilting fabric - at least big enough to make three diamonds that each fit into a 2 1/2" x 4" rectangle. I can get three from a strip that is 2 1/2" x 9 1/2". I’m not very picky on colors/prints but I’m not interested in characters/fandoms or animal prints for this project. You can stalk some fabric wishes on my pinterest or send me a snapshot :slightly_smiling_face: Each hexagon has three diamonds from two fabrics and six from an other. (This is for my English Paper Piecing Quilt… someday it will be finished :wink:) I’ll cut the diamonds and any extra fabric can be added to my also-to-finish-someday-crumb-quilt :sweat_smile:
Click here for some reference pictures and some examples of the hexagons they make.

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Please PM me if you are interested in anything. If I don’t have your address, please send it to me with your request. Happy Mail people…I have your address!

lol Kinda like FB marketplace only LettuceCraft Market Space?

Novelty Yarn leftovers

I have bits and bobs of novelty yarns like eyelash yarns, etc. These are great for art pieces, prayer flags, etc. but I have way too much and will never be able to use it all…let me know if you prefer neutrals, like browns, creams, blacks or very colorful or a mix…I have a bunch of hand spun with different textures and sizes that would be great for weaving as well…and some sari yarns…name it and I might have it!

Knitting Looms–USA only due to shipping

I have three…plus the tool in a plastic case…no idea where the tiniest one went…there is one for an large adult size hat, child and regular adult…the baby one is missing

Knook

I can crochet and knit so I have no idea what possessed me to buy this…it has a booklet and some starter needles and supplies…I can throw in a ball of solid yarn as well for anyone who just wants to try it out

Balsa Wood Pieces

1" and 1/2" CLAIMED…1/4" and other pieces still availalbe

I will keep a few of these to make some faces for my little elf ornaments but no way am I using the tiny pieces…let me know if you want some, which size, how many…large is 1" diameter, middle is 1/2" and the smallest are 1/4" (what the heck?)…must have come in a group…the other pieces are left overs from my husband’s model airplane stuff…they are thicker and more sturdy…maybe for small doll house stuff or miniatures? The smallest is sitting on a dime…teeny!

Crochet Thread
Thinner thread for doilies, earrings, cuffs, lace, etc.

Starting at upper left…
Aunt Lydia Crochet cotton, never opened, 300 yards,size 10
Brown cotton, almost full, over 400 yards, size 10
Cream cotton, never open, 150 yds, size 3–this is a thicker thread
Other colors are also size 10 and almost full
three little balls are raffia type yarns…I used them to make little baskets but there is still lots!
little black and little cream are tatting yarns…almost like a thin perle cotton…over 200 yards per ball
Take some, take them all…I don’t do small crochet or snowflakes anymore!

Please note…I will take pictures this weekend of everything! I am purging!

LOOKING FOR
Small Pieces of Fabric for eventual dream quilt

I am making a black, red, and white quilt. I need different cut pieces of each of these three colors. I am trying to get a variety. This is a long term project so if you happen to have smaller pieces from other projects, I would appreciate them. The way to do this correctly is to squint your eyes…you should see the first color first, example: white w/black…it should mostly be white…
All pieces have to be at least 2x3-1/2. This is my CUT SIZE, so any larger would be fine.

White w/ black -560 pieces total needed
Black w/white - 934 pieces total needed
Red with black or white but must be more red… 684 pieces total needed

I have about half of each group already…multiples are fine as well but not more than 20 of each is my goal.

Here are samples already cut

Images of Madonna with Child

I love iconic religious images and have been collecting these for some time. I prefer head shots and not full images. I collect from stamp size to about notecard size. They can be magazine images, Christmas cards, etc. They will be used to make shrines and boxes for a display of my collected paintings . They can be realistic or stylized. Contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks!

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I live in Oregon, USA. I am willing to ship internationally, but ultimately it will depend on the shipping costs. Please message me with your address and I will drop it in the mail.

Things I have to offer:
B Horror Movie Postcards -


4.5’ - 5/8” brown ribbon with white polka dots.

Glass beads (used 1 strand for a project).

#10 beading needles - unopened - 12 total.

12mm safety eyes - unopened pack of 6 & many 9mm safety eyes

6"x6" posterboard - 2 purples and 2 burnt orange

Corks!

Earring hardware for pierced ears nickel-free (more than I will ever need - let me know how many you want)
PLEASE NOTE: earrings with back closure have been claimed. Plenty of the fish hooks though!

More to come…

Things I would love to receive:
• Susan Bates aluminum crochet hooks (mostly very large)

• Embroidery floss (I use for crochet and would prefer full skeins if possible. All colors welcome. Would love variegated ones.)

•Alcohol markers

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It’s like a LC version of freecycle! :laughing:

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a friend just dropped a bunch of her old scrapbook stuff with me-- does anyone want an envelope of casino or cruise themed stickers?


(dice paper claimed, but just that one sheet)

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Message me for my address!

I have a garbage bag and a half left over of stuffing from our Chaise to Couch Renovation that I would love to send to anyone! It is perfect for stuffing amiguruimi. Some of it still has some glue from the couch, but it can be fluffed easily. I have used this for amigurumi myself and have already sent a box to another LCer. Please help me get this out of my garage!
(Mostly within USA due to shipping, but I may be able to make occasional exceptions.)

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I thought I’d love these watercolor brush pens, but I actually never use them. I ended up with two sets-they are mixed together. Anyone that wants them can take one set or both! Claimed

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I have acquired a little ribbon, but I never use it, so feel free to pick from box or take it all! There is also floral wire, too. (MUSIC RIBBON IS GONE)

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I have craft grade zippers of both sizes shown in a bunch of colors! I ordered them in bulk! If you just need a few zippers for a project (zip pouch, etc) I may have your color! Also, this little bit of bobble ribbon and this ribbon punch. It punches holes to weave ribbon. I haven’t used it in years.

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Looks like I’ll be getting the bag of stuff I just put in my car. I have some weaving yarns, fabric, and I don’t remember what else in there. A few years of Ply magazine.

Lacy bits

Yarn


Fabric (cat fabrics gone)

Odds and ends (blue, purple and black tulle are gone)

Game tickets

Plastic beads (the assorted wood like are gone)


Safety eyes

Assorted patches

Ribbons

Miniatures (couch and cat gone)


Not really craft supply but I have some metal bookmarks I found when cleaning the attic. Still in packaging.

Clay book 2

Cross charms

Mod Podge Melts moulds (4 total. does not work with resin)

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Reserving this as my spot!

Thanks @Magpie for starting this thread so quickly!

@susieoregon are you looking for regular 6-thread embroidery floss for crochet? If yes, wow, I’m impressed. Are you looking for a certain brand?

I don’t have a massive stash, but I certainly do have things I know I’ll never use. Most of them are in the “found this when I was clearing out my MIL’s attic” category. Sometimes I buy large bags of supplies in thrift stores.

If you are interested in something from this list, please message me with your address

Gone! :grin:

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Yes! I have been using regular 6 strand DMC floss, but I’m not married to DMC. As long as it’s in good shape (not so old that it’s starting to split) I can use it!

Here are some things I have been crocheting:

I have ideas to make little colorful seahorses and turtle keychains and storm cloud bookmarks with a bolt of lightning instead of a rainbow.

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Oooh I love those ! :heart_eyes:

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That lettuce! :leafy_green: :hugs:

Wishes:
Bag making supplies - lobster clasps, o rings, d rings, zippers … anything along these lines, and even a very small amount, would be greatly appreciated. TIA :pray:t2:

Quilting cotton - 11 inch squares of Christmas themed quilting cotton for a special project. Thank you SO much to all of the generous LCers who have already sent me some.

Aida/Linen fabric - even small pieces, for embroidery projects

Joker playing cards - if you happen to have some lying around

Items to share:
Quilting cotton - I’m so proud of my beautiful fabric stash, I’ve been collecting for years :heart_eyes: I love that if I need to make something to someone’s tastes I’m bound to find something :slight_smile: I normally only buy small pieces of fabric, so if you’re looking for a small amount of something in particular, please send me a message and I’m sure to find something to share with you.

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It’s going in the shop the swap.

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Please message me with your address if you’d anything from my list…Or I might hound you and push things on you without warning. :smile:

Anything not claimed by June will be donated locally or reabsorbed into the stash.

  • French-English dictionary pages
  • 1980s-90s random color photos of people and places…I can send just cut-out faces too, if you like
  • Small iron-on patches of dogs, flower, turkey
  • A bunch of random ephemera and background paper scraps - larger than ATC size
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  • Library catalog cards (the kind with a hole in the bottom and typed info about books
  • Small yardage art yarn project: “Heirloom”
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  • Small yardage art yarn project: “Burlesque boudoir”
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  • Miscellaneous other small balls of handspun yarn
  • Plain hemp choker, never worn
  • Single strands of metallic embroidery thread crocheted with seed beads
  • This sticker I’ve held onto since MIDDLE SCHOOL SEX EDUCATION (circa 1990?), In hopes of someday getting to put it on a tortoise shell. Well, that hadn’t happened but maybe you (or your tortoise) could use it instead?

Seeking:

  • Pictures or rubber stamp of sardines crammed together (swimming or canned)
  • A stencil you don’t want (I don’t care how used up and grungy it is or what it is made from. Could be a shape cut out of your Cricut/sizzix, too)
  • Bits of foil/metallic/Dresden trim
  • 9-slot, clear trading card holders (5 at most)
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Ooh, I totally need some library catalog cards. :grin: My husband has his masters in library science, so we have a special place in our hearts for library ephemera here. :blush:

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Oh-ho-HO, I can provide heartily in the area of library ephemera. :grin:

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Oh, mercy. Look at this place already! We are lousy with supplies, lol.

I really hope people will add more request list so I can figure out what to offer first.

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