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 😉.
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! 😄😄😄
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 😆.
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 😄.