JANUARY 2013~ Stash Challenge (Closed)

TCN 2013 Challenge

The January Stash Challenge is a ‘just for fun’ challenge to kick-start the New Year, or you can use it to help motivate and inspire you at any time during the year.  There is no Challenge Winner, ie. declared by voting.   However, if the challenge inspires you to try something different or helps you to think more creatively on how you promote and photograph your items, then I hope you have gained something from it and you are all winners!

So I am leaving this challenge open for the year, if you would like to join in and send in a picture of something you have made, that challenged you, either by learning a new skill or doing something that was out of your comfort zone, I would love to see them and I will include them in the entries post. To view all the entries please click here JANUARY STASH CHALLENGE ENTRIES. 

Please remember to tell us about how the item challenged you and also be creative in how you photograph your item and write about it.

These are the guidelines:

  1. The item or items must be handmade and you can only use the materials and tools you already have in your stash.  You can also recycle and upcycle.
  2. Please try to challenge yourself by incorporating a new skill or technique (Youtube is a great source for tutorials).
  3. I would like you to try thinking outside of your box or comfort zone, for example make something that is not your norm, ie. if you normally make new and modern, try vintage, if you normally like working with lots of colour try monochrome.  If you do light and girly, try masculine or dark.  Even try a totally different craft or incorporate it with your norm.
  4. Lastly I would like you to market and sell your item to me, imagine you are listing the item on a website or an on-line marketplace to sell it (this is only imaginary, so if you are a hobbyist and don’t sell your items normally you can still have a go).  I want you to think about the whole Producing>Marketing>Sales process. Write a creative description of the item/items, Price it/them (truthfully) and if you want to you can try packaging/branding your product in a new and different way. 
  5. Lastly I would like to see you take time to photograph your item in a staged and unique way.

Please email me your entries to and make sure you label the email JANUARY STASH CHALLENGE.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

IreneIrving's Crafty Creative

Hand made creative capers, needle felt, fibres and mumbles ;)

Itchy Crochet

on love, life, and crochet

Life with Crafts

How to make the most of your crafty time.


Just another site


A fine site

Gembobs Inspiration

Gemmas Tutorials, Inventions, Ideas, Inspiration and Creations

Grab a coffee

I felt creative today ... -

UK Crochet Patterns

We seriously heart crochet and love to promote patterns in UK terms!


Our learning journey; rural life and Steiner education

Catatan dari Zion kota damai

Aku adalah anak Gembala

Baked By Mummy Iris

Behind the scenes! A space to document adventures as Wife, New Mummy and Owner of BAKED BY ME,

Crochet Eclectics

Exploring the world of crochet


Start Making Jewellery

Timetobeme's Blog

a mother/ housewifes jouney to find herself.

Ed Muirhead

New-fashioned folksongs


Rescue a Hidden Gem, Sprinkle a Little Magic, Relove and Treasure.

My Blanket Box

Crochet, crafting and creativity. Join me on my adventures x

Scavenger Annie

Sharing my adventures in alternative embroidery and vintage sewing whilst traversing the world of social media.


An artist's struggle to design, make and sell unique creations.


Speaking my mind and some arts and crafts

Purple RaRa

Stuff I've made


Shoebox2keepsake's Blog

creating custom-designed scrapbooks... just for you

Plums Are Also Round

...well kind of! The ramblings, findings and the little things in life that inspire and make me smile!

Little Me

A little craft bird with insomnia and glitter in her hair

Handmade By Mel Hearn

Made-to-measure curtains and bespoke fabric gifts


practical magic, pain management and joyful journeys

Mrs M Makes

Join me in my crafty adventures!

Crocknits's Blog

Designed,Handmade,Crochet & Knitted by CrocKnits



Offbeat Beads

Making and creating contemporary Jewellery and Crafts


Smile! You’re at the best site ever


From South Africa With Love

Handmade by Hannah

Day to day life, one crafting adventure at a time.

The sock garden

Cute & Crazy handmade creatures


The Fashion/Make up/Lifestyle Blog


confessions of a fabric obsessive

an archive of traditional and modern transylvanian crafts

Life isn't so much a puzzle as it is a plan

I live. I think. I write. I shoot. Unedited.

Ondine Blue Designs

The Blue Faerie's Adventures in jewellery making


All that sparkles and glitters-handmade with love...

Card Times

for handmade cards!

Crafting Glass

My Bohemian Life

Wood and Rope

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside ⚓


I run an online site selling embroidery machine designs.

%d bloggers like this: