01 February 2013

Fabric Therapy

You know what's the best thing to do when you're tired and stressed and messed up in the mind? Tear your fabric off the shelves and indulge in a little spring cleaning. There's just something soooo therapeutic about the process : Folding, re-folding, enjoying the textures of the fabric, not to mention admiring the variety of prints. Planning and imagining all types of projects. At the end of it all, you have a nice neat shelf and a nicer quieter mind. Bliss...

I discovered, to my great surprise, that I have a surprisingly small pile of red fabric. I say surprise, because red is my favourite colour most days. 

Of course I immediately thought of going on a red shopping spree, then checked myself and remembered that I had meant to go on a fabric-shopping diet. Yes, I've been telling myself I should stop buying and hoarding, and start using what I actually have... but you have to agree with me, that IS a small bundle isn't it?

I suppose I should mention that in the middle of my so called fabric diet, this arrived for me during the week:

I just couldn't resist those dots! These are from Spot On by Robert Kaufman. Err, I think. No, I'm sure. I think.

Anyways, back to the fabric cleaning. I've also sorted out my small scraps. Err, again. Now I've got a little pot for the leeettle, little scraps:

Does anyone else have trouble binning small scraps? Even when they're tiny? I keep thinking there'll be some use for them, you know, applique for example. 

Then there's the not so small scraps:

And finally the larger ones, each about a fat-eighth or larger:

I have a nice neat sewing room now,  my fabric at the ready to be pulled off the shelves again, but for sewing this time. What a fabulous way to start the weekend :-)

Hope everyone has a happy one!


MamaDaniel said...

wow... so neat and tidy... jeles i! hihihi..

cik zara.. am surely agree with u.. the red fabric sudah kalah to the blue and yellow now.. maybe it's time to free yourself from the fabric-shopping diet.. tapi cuma untuk warna merah sahaja yer... hihihihi...

Mila@Rimbun said...

I love the smell of the new fabric... emmm.. kalah bau perfume hihi

Me too on fabric diet, but for some reason, the fabric keeps following me home aishhh... why eks?