I'm feeling a bit caught up and weighed down at the moment. In central London I'm surrounded by so many beautiful fabrics. Goldhawk Road and Berwick Street are both completely feasible "pop in on the way home" trips.
There are two things that stop me from buying every single pretty fabric I see:
- Space in the fabric cupboard
See that blob on the left? Scraps
See the stack on the right? Half is scraps or leftovers.
I'm in one of those phases of not being precious about the cupboard anymore. I'm antsy to get rid of the stuff I have used - to give me an opportunity to use stuff. At the same time, I'm reluctant to recycle it or give it away without actually using it.
I want to go to Japan (in just over a week, eeep!) and bring back meters of beautiful fabrics without worrying where they'll go.
I also want to stop feeling guilty about some gift fabric that will probably never be made up into something wearable.
So it's a bit of a race. How much stuff can I use up or get rid of? How far can I push myself to make things without buying anything new?
Some of these deserve their own blog post. I'll post a roundup once I've won the stashbusting/scrapbusting battle.
Tap Shoe BagsYet more tap shoe bags for the London tappers
Drawstring BagsThey look like tap shoe bags but either bigger or smaller and don't have so many funky pockets. They're heading to some little'uns.
Pin Badge HangerSomewhere down the line I realised I had an addiction to pin badges. Now I can see then I realise I need to make more jackets with lapels so that I can display them.
Dress CoversThese have actually been on my to-sew list for a very long time and I only just got around to making them. I have a few things that I'd like to keep nice and undamaged.
Scrap Lace DressThe mother of scrapbusting projects. Six years of silk scraps! This is definitely for the finer rags in your life.
SwimwearIt wasn't intended to be a swimming dress. I promise it wasn't supposed to be a dress. It just sort of happened like that...
UnderpantsMy absolute favourite thing
|Ain't no way I'm showing you my pants though!|
Baby ClothesThis is part of a whole bundle so don't have any good photos right now...
|Item 1 of many...|
Soft ToysLike this little dino
And these ...
And many more! This is exhausting...