Can you believe it’s the middle of February already? The days are just flying by. And while I’m looking forward to Spring and warmer weather, I wish time would slow down a little. So many things have happened in the few short weeks since the holidays, that I just need time to absorb everything before anything else happens. (good or bad!) I have managed to do a little sewing amongst the chaos. And all of the fabrics I’ve used came from my stash, which seems to be never ending. I really have no idea where all that fabric came from. Honestly, I have enough to rival the stock of a small fabric shop! It is way past time for me to take inventory of everything, but I just can’t motivate myself to do it. But I’ll have to do it soon. We can barely move in our walk-in closet because I have so many stacks of fabric piled up. That doesn’t include the two triple dressers full, and the four large rubbermaid bins artfully hidden throughout the basement! Ok, I admit it. I am a fabriholic. I just can’t turn down a piece of fabric. Quite a bit of my fabric stash was given to me through out the years, and (blush) I just can’t pass up a sale. Especially when Fabricland has their buy one meter, get two (sometimes three!!) meters free sale. Some of it I have no idea what I’ll do with, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it. Giving away perfectly good fabric seems like such a waste, and in some way gives me a feeling of failure. I know that sounds silly, but I feel that each piece of fabric could be made into something, and I’ve failed to realize it’s potential!
Before I ramble on any more, I’ll show you what I’ve been working on….
I’ve been making bibs, burp cloths and matching taggy blankets!
It seems to have become a new addiction…
I thought I’d do something different, and made my taggy blankets round.
Unfortunately, I took my pictures in a hurry at night, so they aren’t the best, but they get the point across.
Close up of flowers on the bib.
They are all made with soft cotton on the front, and super soft minky on the back. I love the frayed edges! I’ve decided to call them my Shabby Chic Kids accessories, and I hope to add some items of clothing along the same lines. My own little clothing and accessory line, lol.
Before you think I’ve gone off the deep end here, I’ll let you know why I’ve made so many. Some of these will be posted in my poor neglected Etsy shop, and some of them I plan to sell at an Easter bazaar my friend Connie and I will be participating in this April. So I guess that is my incentive to sort through my stash. Maybe… OK, OK, I’ll do it. But if you don’t hear from me in a few days, please send in the rescue squad……