For me, this week has been more about destashing than acquiring! It all started a fortnight ago, I was pulling fabrics from the stash trying to decide which colours to choose for my Pile O' Fabrics BoM. I'm hopeless at choosing fabrics, was getting frustrated and almost decided to throw in the towel and not join in on the BoM. I had a realisation that my stash had far too many 'unhelpful' fabrics, you know, those ones that don't have a dominant colour but are lovely by themselves. I seem to be pulled to them. I then realised that as is was, my stash would be difficult to use, I just don't have enough 'helpful' fabrics to pull from. I took some time out and after reading a great article written by Jane in a Quilter's Companion magazine on stash building, I filled up my shopping cart on Hawthorne Threads with 'helpful' fabrics during my lunch break, shared my login info with Jane for some personal shopper advice (she's great at enabling) which lead to a few more fabrics jumping in the cart, and then I paid. It was then that I had an attack of the guilts. Hubby is out of work and we have been trying to save money, and I had just added to the credit card bill! Before I got home from work I had a plan to make the money back by destashing, and I did....and even better was making back more than I spent. I managed to destash over 30 yards of fabric which were all either 'unhelpful' or I had fallen out of love with. The bad thing is, looking at the remaining stash you can hardly tell anything is missing!
Destashed fabrics with some of the pulled fabrics above
I look forward to sharing my HT fabrics when they arrive but for now, I'll share the little bundle of Japanese scrap goodness that I did acquire. 50 little pieces of Japanese kawaii loveliness from Etsy shop - Kiiss - thank you, I love them!