Monday, February 8, 2010

I have issues.

While going through my fabric stash, I realized that I needed to add to my stash. You see, I have quite a bit of wonderful beautiful fabrics, but I have nothing to compliment them. So, I loaded up my shopping bag with a selection of fabrics that I wanted to find compliments for and headed off to the fabric store. I spent more than an hour hemming and hawing over what fabrics to choose. I finally came away with this...However, today when I went to start putting fabrics together to cut them out into things like car seat canopies or Take-along high chairs, or doodle purses etc, I couldn't bring myself to cut up the fabric...just yet. Except for one project. See, here is my problem, when I buy fabric simply because I love it with out any real purpose, I have a hard time deciding what the perfect project will be for it. I'm kinda afraid that if I cut it up and make something with it, later I might think of something else that that fabric would have been so perfect for and regret making whatever it was that I made. Take these two fabric selections for example.
I LOVE these fabrics. I bought them just because I had to have them. I have no idea what I really want to make with them, so they just sit in my stash and I like to take them out and look and them. Well, now I have fabric that compliments them nicely...and yet, I just can't bring myself to cut them up...yet.

However, If I buy fabric with a purpose, knowing exactly what I want to make with it, I don't have a problem cutting it up, and never regret or think of something else that would have been better. Like this fabric.
I bought it to make a carseat canopy, especially for my little one if it happens to be a girl(I am still on the look out for the perfect fabric for a boy), if not it will end up in my Etsy shop or go to one of my sister-in-law's who are expecting if they happen to have a girl.
Am I alone? Is there anyone else out there that suffers from this problem? My husband just laughed at me tonight when I admitted my problem. The only other person I have told about this problem, until now, was my friend Jakki, and she likes me too much to tell me that I am crazy. There must be others out there. Why else would so many people have stashes of fabric? Right? Or am I simply justifying my crazy...need to admire beautiful fabric. Whatever the case, honestly, I can't see myself changing, I don't know if I want to...that would mean that I might have to give up my fabric, and I don't think that I am ready to do that any time soon. I'll just have to keep buying other fabric so that I don't have to cut up the stuff I love so much...yeah...that's what I'll do. Problem solved!


  1. Not crazy at all, at least in my eyes and those of my fabric stash gnome! I have a rubber maid container full of fabrics that I L O V E and have purchased with the intentions of making our master bedroom curtains. Once in a while I take it out, spread it out in different ways and hem and haw over it. I love them all so much I don't want to cut them because 'what if'
    Do what I do, enjoy a glass of wine, lovingly feel your fabrics, and then put them away again for next time :)

  2. It's very true! To save myself time, money and space I HAVE to shop with a purpose in mind at the craft store, ESPECIALLY Fabric! Otherwise I hold onto those "really-cute-i'm-sure-i'll-find-SOMEthing-to-make-with-these-absolutely-adorable-fabrics"
    Moral of MY story, shop with a purpose. Otherwise I am taken over by fabrics that I don't have the heart to do anything with! And that's just SAD!

  3. But what happens when you are shopping with a purpose...and you still find that fabric that you just LOVE and have to have? I can't possibly walk away from it...especially if it is also on sale. That sale gets me every time :)


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