I buy too much fabric. TOO much. And if you saw how much is stashed in my sewing room. And in piles on my ironing board. And in boxes in my basement....you would freak.
I enjoyed the fabric sale yesterday at Jo-ann's with my friend *Sundi. And I didn't think I was buying too much. It was all on sale. I got a bit of this. And some of that. And a couple yards of this other that was 1/2 off! And then I grabbed a cone of black serger thread and some buttons and I even had coupons for those, too.
But when it was all rung up....sheesh! Well, let's just say it added up. And it's not like it was a huge amount, but....I didn't really need any of it. It was just fun to go shopping for crafty stuff.
So, I'm making a choice. A stand. (I seem to be doing a lot of these lately)
No more fabric, buttons, thread, etc. for....awhile. How long? Mmmmm, I'm not sure. Let's say **6 months. Can I do that? I'm going to try real real hard to shop from my stash. I don't really have the time to be crafty lately anyways, since I'm supposed to be focusing on the novel.
|(yep. I could probably open one of these will all my fabric. Although|
I don't forsee it being quite this organized.)
But, it's so weird. I find that if I go too long without sewing something or hot gluing something or just making something (you'd think a mess could qualify. I make enough of those in a day).....I start to get itchy. My need to create gets all backed up and feels like it's going to explode or I'm going to puke it up all over and neither options sound like they'll turn out real well. And apparently, creating a fantasy world in my novel isn't quite enough.
I need tangible creativity.
But I need it without shopping for more supplies.
So, let it begin. This is a big resolution. I'm even outlawing no new fabric from thrift store finds (eek! I know.) I'm calling this my... (wait for it.)
*Sundi, I do not blame you for my lack of self-control in the crafty shopping department in any way. I had loads of fun with you. I'm glad I came. And if there are ever huge sales like this again, please invite me along. It's fun to "craft talk" with you. I will simply cheer on your purchases. And maybe suggest you buy me a few things.
**This is void in the case of fabric or supply need emergencies. You may be wondering what qualifies as an emergency. Don't worry I'll know it when I see the fabric. I mean....er....I'll know when I get to the emergency...like if I'm making something for one of them for Christmas and I don't have something important for the project. Wow. Can I do this? I sure hope so.....it seemed like such a great idea late last night....