I have signed up again for another year of Stashbusting with Emily and Cindy and made a public commitment to reduce by stash this year over at Tumbleweeds In The Wind and the 2014 badge is on my sidebar.
I, Sharon of Petite and Sewing, commit to sew 3/4 of all projects in 2014 from Stash. Fabric purchases will be less than yardage used during the stash sewing in 2014.
The Stashbusting sew along is also having the usual monthly themes and to add a bit of interest are including a Curating Challenge each month as well.
The theme for January is Itty Bits for all those small pieces of fabric you keep around that are under a yard and I have got just the thing to make; and the Curating Challenge is to answer the following questions:
Why do I Sew
To have garments that fit me, in the colour I want and the styles that I like. It has also let me meet some wonderful sewing buddies and we meet up frequently to sew and chat. Sewing also is a great way for me to unwind after a hard day at the office.
What’s on your list?
This is a bit harder for me to determine, there are so many ideas going around in my head and you all know that I am working on my 2014 SWAP and have committed to the Marfy Sewalong. The only other think I have on my list at present is to make some activewear!
Why am I Stashbusting
I have quite a bit of fabric, maybe not as much as others but a lot more than my current storage is capable of handling.
I also want to feel comfortable that I can purchase fabric that has to come home with me so the stash does need to reduce so I can find somewhere to store it!!
I hope you did notice that I haven’t said I won’t purchase fabric, because Sandra (Dilliander) and I went on a fabric tour the other week in search of activewear fabrics and look what followed us home!!!
Our first stop was Standardknit Fabrics, are a wholesaler but will sell to the public as long as you purchase a minimum of 5 metre lengths. Luckily Sandra and I like the same colours so we agreed to split the 5 metres.
|SportsPlus Micro – Sand and Maroon|
|Stella Cotton Elastomeric – Navy, Pumpkin, Brown and Sand|
Our next stop was Pitt Trading, mainly because Sandra had never been there and of course this wonderful navy and orange knit jumped into my hands and just had to come home with me.
From there we went to Metro Fabrics where we purchased two pieces of Supplex
This little tour has had a major impact on my Stash already this year, so I had better get sewing!!