Wednesday, January 11, 2012

And the mail fairy brought ....

... new fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi collection! Loulouthi has it all - flannel, quilting cotton, laminate, voile, needleworks - and it's absolutely beautiful. These are quilting cottons, ready for a new project I'm about to start.

Sometimes a designer just hits all the right notes, and that's what I feel about this collection. Anna Maria, I'm your slave.

Of course, now I have to find room in my stash for this material. I am having some ... ahem, stash issues right now. I think it's because I had a long break from sewing last year (most of last year, in fact). So I have loads of fabric I'd expected to work my way through by now, still sitting exactly where I left it.

So this means two things:
  1. I must sew much more this year. This should be easy to achieve, even if it's by default. I have three friends who are expecting babies within a six-week period, for example, so that's a baby quilt each. And I've booked in for a range of markets starting in March, so there's stock to produce for those. Plus, there are a number of items on my  list of Crafty Goals for 2012 that are just for me; and some of those things are large and complicated quilts. All of this will use up plenty of fabric.
  2. I think I need to have a destash sale. It pains me to say it, but it's true. I just have too much to deal with, Crafty Goals for 2012 notwithstanding. I am going to go through the stash and pull out some jewels to sell, so that I've got a bit more space and the pussins can safely enter the sewing room without fearing for their lives. Have you seen that show Hoarders on GEM, Wednesday nights at 9.30pm? It's a bit like that.  
I feel cleaner already, just *thinking* about it. Now, to put the plan into action .... stay tuned .....

1 comment:

willywagtail said...

Don't put it in the stash. Use it. Much easier said than done I know. I have different stash issues. I have problems using what I have in case my stash gets smaller. However, I am glad to say I have managed to cope with using a few pieces lately. Staying tuned for further developments.... Cherrie