Thursday, 16 August 2012

Travelling Stash Box

Cat has organised a NZ Travelling Stash Box, and its first pitstop was my place.

The definition of a stash is a secret store of valuables. For crafters it's a collection of usable craft products. The stash should contain mostly fabric/yarn with a few patterns and/or books and other items.

Fabric - fat quarters, jelly rolls, charm squares

Craft supplies - this could be a great de-stash. If you have any craft supplies that you no longer want, someone else probably will. Items could include; wool, ribbons, buttons, card making items, stranded cottons and embroidery threads etc etc.

Pattern/Craft - any craft books you've finished with Should be in new or gently used condition. They should be kept to a minimum (books are bulky and add weight)


Kits - any unwanted little craft kits, even the little free gifts you get from craft magazines.

Be an active blogger. ~ It would be nice if you could blog about the Stash Box arriving at your destination so others can follow the journey, however, not a requirement

There will be a note in the box which logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.

There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.

You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.

Ship the box to the next person on the list in a reasonable amount of time.

Due to the amount of postage the Traveling Stash is only open to NEW ZEALAND Bloggers

If you receive a box with anything that is of "poor" condition you should not feel guilty in tossing it out.

Only put items in the box that you would be proud to own. The box is NOT a dumping place for all your outdated unwanted items.

Items should be free of smoke and pet hairs.

You must replace items you take with the same quantity of like-kind items. Replacing more than you take is always welcome. :) 

I've helped myself to some fabric and wool and replaced it with a few additional items.

Soon it will be making it's way on to the next recipient!

If you are interested in signing up to receive the box (and then send it on of course), leave a comment here or head over to Cat's blog and let her know!

I have high hopes to this becoming a wonderful rich source of crafty/sewing goodness!
L x


  1. Yeah for the beginning of a journey full of craftiness

  2. What alot of yumminess.. I can see some things in both those photos I would LOVE. Hmmm Im weighing up whether I should sign up ... I hope you are all feeling better. xoxo

  3. Such a great idea - I'd love to join in - have a few interesting 'goodies' that can be added to the box


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