I Craft, Therefore I Hoard

A few days ago as I was looking for fabric in a local thrift store I came across a large Peter Rabbit child’s canvas toy box for sale. It looked cute and was only $4. So I bought it. I intended to use it to stash my collection of fabrics that I’d somehow amassed over the last 3 months. Most of these fabrics are large remnants that I’d found for just $1 each. But there are others that are duvet covers in floral and geometric designs, or plain cotton linen blends, that I’d bought from the bed/table linen section of thrift stores, and they had cost between $6 and $8 each.

I’ve only been sewing clothes since July this year, and consider myself still very much a novice. I AM definitely improving daily the more I practice. Just wait til you see my latest creations, I’m quite proud of them šŸ˜‰.

Anyhow, I never realised just how big my fabric stash was, until I tried putting everything into the Peter Rabbit box. Talk about bulging at the seams! And, there’s Still fabric in plastic bags, stuffed underneath my printer table, and in a large plastic crate! Help, I’m a hoarder! šŸ˜„šŸ˜„šŸ˜„ 

I can’t help it…if I find something I think I can use later, and I don’t buy it, I know someone else will and then I’ll forever regret not getting it. So, rather than agonise over that scenario, I buy it. I consider it an act of salvation šŸ˜†. 

I found these quotes on Pinterest and had to chuckle at them, because they describe me to a T right now. And yes, my “sewing room”, which really is just the dining room table and chairs, is overflowing with all kinds of fabric scraps and what a normal person might call Rubbish.

But then, I’m far from normal šŸ˜„.

3 thoughts on “I Craft, Therefore I Hoard

  1. This put a smile on my face this morning. I knit and have the same problem with hording. My yarn stash is bulging out the apartment. You see i moved into a smaller place and never realized how much yarn and paints I had put away for a Rainy day! šŸ™‚ But I can always make room!

    1. Lol Tracy! I keep telling myself sure, I CAN move into a tiny home, only I would need a 60 foot long container in the garden, to accommodate all my books, arts & crafts materials, and now also my fabric stash! Hmmm…maybe I should just go ahead and do it, and turn that container into a sort of workshop/library/museum of curiosities!

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