Before the last couple of fairs I got so annoyed with my mountain of useless fabrics I bagged up most of them to give to the thrift store. I just couldn’t find the good stuff. I have very very little really nice fabric and it had all sunk to the bottom and become lost. My stash is now about 1/3 smaller and still shrinking but at last I can see the really pretty fabrics, the ones that inspire me and actually make me want to use them. Not just tottering piles of white sheets for ‘something’. Anyway I stumbled on a little bit of canvas with a child’s print on it, enough for a bag.
Rebekah blogged a while ago about having a stash of craft books and never actually using them. Yeah, sounds familiar. So even though I love my copy of Bend The Rules Sewing and use it regularly it has got me thinking – 1) use books I don’t normally use and also 2) if I use a book regularly try using a different pattern from it for once. Woah, that’s pretty radical thinking there! Anyway I used a pattern I had never tried before and I liked it. I might even dust off one of the oh dozen or so books that I absolutely had-to-have-just-couldn’t-live-without-owning-it- but-have-never-once-used and make something from them. Woah, now that’s just crazy talk!