Stash Accumulation Beyond Life's Expectancy or UNCLE!
I've more than reached it by most people's standards but today as I pulled out a Rubbermaid bin to stand in the midst of the closet I realize that I've reached it even by my standards...
I'm officially overwhelmed by my fabric collection...well in all honesty I noticed it the week of my sewcation because there is ALOT of fabric in my apartment! But today as I went about the annual fabric changeover, I realized that if you ask me if I have that fabric...I probably do! I have about 12 yards of black wool crepe - so no need to buy any more of that any time soon! *LOL*
Need some gray in any fabrication...I've got that! Need some beautiful silk crepes in bright colors or a solid black or gray...yeap I have some of that! Need interesting knits in cotton/lycra, rayon/lycra or silk jersey? Yeap I've got that too! Pinstripes, plaids, floral prints, border prints, polyesters, linens, silks, cottons, wools (crepe, flannel, gabardine) yeap...I've got that!
On the one hand it's exhilarating! I mean if I just shop my collection, I could make anything. On the other hand, I have so much that as I sat in the living room with fabric covering every surface but the chair I was sitting on...I wondered how do I whittle down enough to put in a bin to take into my bedroom to work with next season? And my other challenge is that everything else barely fits back into the closet! *sigh* It must go back into the closet so that I can access it when I get bored with what is already out.
I really want to be like Gigi, who keeps pulling these amazing pieces from her fabric collection to sew with because I realize that I have some gems in mine too. Also, if I make 4 or 5 garments a month for the next 4 months, I will only use about 60 yards of fabric...that is less than one of the many piles laying in my living room right now.
Yeah so I'm at SABLE. I don't want to say that I'm not buying any more fabric because that will make me run to one of my favorite online fabric shops, throw some things into a cart and plunk down my credit card...no I only want to purchase something if it will be used right away...or if I need to make a garment and only after checking the collection to insure that I don't already own something like it...cause I probably will...
So this is how my living room looks now ~ fabric on the couch:
Fabric on the coffee table:
Fabric in the closet:
Unless I stop procrastinating and get right to it...I will end up not sewing at all this weekend because of the fabric that is just everywhere...*sigh*...and I mean everywhere.