Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Showing off The Stash

I've been inspired by the lurvely Curlypops and Mikes to show off my stash. My fabric stash that is.
It's a very important little collection of mine.
Sometimes it bamboozles me.
Sometimes it embarrasses me.
Sometimes I like sorting it all out and getting inspired.

But most of all I like using it to create all sorts of delicious things. So here goes!

First off we have the top shelf - home of retro prints, 40's styles, black and whites, and some misplaced stripes.

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Next shelf down, we have fruits and florals, kids prints, and spots.

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Next shelf down we have plains and ginghams. Now why are there spots down there.....?

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And last shelf, the bottom, displays a bit of bottom shelf neglect. Least used fabrics and a bit of a mish-mash... Vintage and new flannel, wool felt, half finished quilt, tops waiting for upcycling...

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Oh and there's this of course.... this last pic is my scraps bag, I just can't bear to part with even the littlest pieces sometimes!

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I'd love to embrace one of those fabric folding systems where you fold each piece of fabric round a piece of card so that they all look noice and the same size when folded. But what the heck do you do with all the odd shaped used pieces that just won't cooperate?? LOL
Ah, enough of my stash. I love it. It loves me. Until I start cutting it! Thanks Curlypops and Mike for this great topic. :)

7 comments:

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

Wow.. that looks pretty neat, I think! Lots of cutesy stuff in there, I see!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Great stash. There's some yummy fabrics in there. It looks so orderly .... I think I have stash organisation envy!

CurlyPops said...

I love your stash...I think we have very similar fabric tastes!
I might have to take inspiration from you and sort mine into stripes, spots, prints etc...I really like that idea.

Bird Bath said...

ooh - nice to browse through your stash.
I really like the way you have the fabric sorted in types.
I also find it tricky to throw out favourite scraps - they just could come in useful one day!!

handmaiden said...

I think u and ms curlypops are tied!!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Oh I LOVE the folded ad-hoc style, I must admit, I 'tidied' my stash before I photgraphed it! And STILL wonky!
I hear you about hanging on to tiny strips of fabric, I do it too, just CAN'T throw them! I love any project that uses little scraps!

Gillian said...

You win!