Saturday, 27 April 2013
I Wish Someone Had Told Me........
I think I was always a bit addicted to buying yarn....running a knitting business it does come with the territory. Although with yarn I wasn't very experimental. I never really liked fancy yarns. Plain simple colours have always worked for me.....apart from the little booties I made in variegated yarn....I never even ventured that far into fancy yarn.
But.....I wish someone hat told me that buying fabric was addictive......It's referred to now as "Crafting Crack" around these parts....not particularly a nice term....but I just can't stop looking and buying fabric......Someone around here mentioned that making quilts was addictive, but the process of buying the fabric has become equally as addictive if not more fun than the making of the quilts themselves.
My thing at the moment is to sit in front of the computer scrolling through the online fabric swatches at Fabric.com . I then make up mood boards on the design wall.....if I like the colours I've come up with then I just take a screen shot and file it away.....last night I stumbled across fabrics from Riley Blake...a red, orange and blue story......thus I've made a purchase and have another quilt lined up.
I don't think I'm ready to move on from squares just yet when it comes to my quilt making....maybe when the knitting dies down a little I'll experiment with other patterns, but my priority is still to get Niece No 2's pink quilt completed....Quilt No. 1 is sitting here all completed and waiting for the other one to be made.
I've also got another stash of fabric here to make what I referred to as the Easter Quilt , although that stash got raided and a few of the fabrics made their way into Niece No 2's stash.....so I'll be doing a top up when I get around to making that quilt.
So there you have it......My name is Vicki and I am an addict.....and addict of textiles and woolly things.
Am I the only one that stashes and stores craft materials, or is it quite normal for most crafty people to secretly stash?.......Or are you one of those sane people that just buys what you need? I wish I was the latter!!
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No no no thats perfectly normal to stash...at least I think so. I finally have a spare bedroom in my home that I am hoping to convert into my stash/craft room. Anny :)ReplyDelete
Gosh lucky you Anny, it's a dream to have a separate room to store all my stuff....at the moment it's called a bedroom!!!Delete
If it is sane to buy only what you need I'm the most insane person I can imagine. Show me a good bargain on yarn and you can be sure I will buy more although I have already about 200 balls. (That said: I cannot wait for the Drops Supersale to start on May 1st!!!)ReplyDelete
Maree, you would be in heaven if you could see the yarn I have here.....as I'm a business I buy all my yarn wholesale....so I would say I have 200 balls 10 times over!!! I'm beginning to feel like I live in a yarn store not an apartment..... it's a nice stash to have, albeit it does take up a lot of room!Delete
Oh I am far from sane Vicki, I have a huge stash of fabric tucked away where ever I can find the space in the hopes of getting around to using it one day, unfortunately I can't quite say the same for my yarn stash but one day I hope that is worth bragging about too :)ReplyDelete
Tammi, I love seeing fabric stashes, I can see why people gather and tuck away fabric....all beautiful all in colour order, it always looks so beautiful....you don't want to get started on yarn, it just takes up so much room....I think when I scale back on the knitting, I'll either have a de-stash sale, or I'll be the little old woman with a hundred crochet blankets!!Delete