Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's an Addiction, Really

The beautiful curse of the sewer/quilter is the need to always add to their stash. I'm convinced it really is a disease that has plagued me and I'm calling it Stash-i-tous. And ya know what? I hope a cure is never found.

Here are the Top 6 Symptoms that you might have this amazing illness:
  1. Hearing the words Fat Quarter makes you salivate.
  2. You buy fabric on impulse with no plan of how you're going to use it.
  3. You never walk out of a fabric store empty-handed.
  4. You spend hours staring at or reorganizing your stash, just to remind you of the beauty you own.
  5. You find it hard to use your fabric out of fear that you might "spoil" your stash.
  6. You've had to include a "fabric fund" in your monthly budget. ("Amen to that!" says my Hubby)
I recently fed this addiction this past weekend. At Clementine's I bought 2 fat quarters of Jay McCarroll fabric: Garden Friends and Woodland Wonderland. I don't have anything like it in my stash, so I thought, what the heck? I might as well indulge.

And I found this incredibly fun summer time print called "Juicy" by Alexander Henry at Joann Fabrics.

P.S. I'm thinking about opening an Etsy Shop and selling some of my paintings, prints, & fun sewing projects. What chy'all think about that? Should I do it?


Samantha S said...

I think the Etsy shop is a great idea. I'm sure lots of people would love your wonderful creations.

Christy said...

Yes, yes, yes you should!! Don't let your wonderful talents go to waste. :)

Sarah said...

I think you should do it. I've been meaning to for a while and I'm trying to build up a stock of stuff to make the plunge.

I'm with you on the signs of fabric addiction!

Amber said...

Oh no - I have all those symptoms :-)
Just bought some more fabric yesterday - like I need any more!
And yes, you should open an Etsy store!!

Artfulife said...

I am afraid I suffer from all of those symptoms (except the last, no budget for much of anything these days) I would love to see you open a shop. People should always share their talents with others.

Anonymous said...

agree! open it up!!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

say yes to etsy! I have all those fabric desires - I usually purchase for the project though, not enough space right now :)

Amy said...

I have stash-i-tous too!
Yes, you should open an etsy shop!

I, Mollie said...

YES. I just found your blog through Old Red Barn and I'm already so inspired by your work and creativity! Please start an etsy shop!

Dana said...

Ooooo . . . this post never showed up in my email. Hmmmmm . . . let's see, should you open an etsy shop? YES!

Andrea said...

Ooh, that lemon fabric is fun! I relate. I have the most fantastic pea pod fabric I don't know if I'll be able to ever cut into it! :)

Anna said...

Oooo! I had no idea Joann's had these fabrics!

I'm already planning my trip...

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