Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sascha - The Original Travelling Stash!

I know some of you have been patiently waiting for me to blog about Sascha - so here she is......

This is how I collected Sascha from the lovely Miss Jane Kelly. Who at the time was finishing off her three course sand meal that some of the kiddies had made her.

Lots of yummy goodness awaited me! LOL

This is what the contents looked like once I had taken everything out and oooohed and aaahed over everything!

These are the things that really caught me eye! 
I really loved the brown little notebook cover - I plan to make some of these for the school's Mother's Day stall next year - so having a copy to work from will be so helpful.

This is what I was putting back into Sascha. I had been collecting bits and pieces for a while now.

When it came time to bag everything up and weigh her - I discovered that she was very over her required 3kg limit.

OK- so I knew that the Homespun mag weighed about 400grams by itself - so I decided  to seperate everything and start again.  Just as well as I did - cause I found that she was already 150grams over before I added my items.  So I had to put my thinking cap back on and have another go.

This time I took out these items. With the stars and the zigzag fabrics, I simply cut them in half - keeping a FQ and putting a FQ back in the bag.  

And this is what I put back into the bag (plus the Chook Shed pattern which I forgot to take a photo of). Basically I just removed the magazine and replaced it with a set of bag handles and a Charm friendly patchwork quilt pattern. 

I still feel a little at unease of the fact that I have taken out more then I have put it - but trying to keep it all under the 3kg limit made it so much harder.  I am hoping that I will be forgiven by the other members that got a visit from Sascha too though.

Back on the scales for a final time - 1 notch under the 3kg mark! Whoooo - I did it.

Now she is off to the Post Office to be sent on to another 8 recipents before heading back to the lovely Cassie  from Cass the Coolest who organised her.

Despite being really sick whilst doing all of this - I still had so much fun. 

My very first time - but I am also linking up to the Sunday Stash over at Finding Fifth!


  1. I think this is the swap I am involved in and as I haven't received her yet then I guess it will be me she is coming to!

  2. Hi Kelly, its fine that you took more out, because you had to make sure she was under the 3kg weight.. the thing is it made it a challenge for yu, but hope you enjoyed the experience!

    1. I honestly had a great time throughout the whole process, watching as she arrived at a new destination, what was taken out, what was put back in. I would certainly take part in another one for sure!

  3. awesome job Kelly..
    So many great things in and out all the time...
    Can't wait to see Cassie's arrival and what she does with it all. :)

  4. Well done Kelly! Some nice choices there - I especially like the 'crossword' fabric that you selected. Hope you are on the mend :)

  5. Oh clever thinking on dividing the fabric up into FQs!

  6. Nice stash Kel, I think a few of those came from me ;).
    The yellow stars was a 1m piece, I took half a metre when it was my turn too - my as well share the love!

  7. Kelly you have had a time of it this week - all fabric smorgasbord!

  8. Wow, so much to chose from! You picked some pretties, and thread is always great.