Friday, 27 December 2013


Hello!! It's been a while, I've had a bit of a quilty blogging mental block. Thought loads about writing something but not actually been able to do it.
It's that time of year, lots of retrospective posts, lots of posts looking forward to 2014. My problem is that I still can't see the way forward, what do I want to achieve? Where the heck is all this crafty stuff going?

Now don't laugh but I have been thinking about a fabric diet. Been looking at the fabric fast from the Elven Garden thing is, I don't actually think I have a big stash ... Look:

That's the yardage
And this is the FQ storage:

Now I know it's not much, there are stashes out there that would kick sand in the face of my puny wee stash. But oh yep I forgot the shweshwe fabric ... Not got a pic of that, and there may be a charm pack or two (four plus 8 more on the way from a swap ...)
But it is proving stressful for me. I have managed to use up about 17 FQs busting out some beads of courage bags. I need some focus, I need a plan and reducing down this pile will help. So that will be my main aim for the start of 2014.


  1. It doesn't look like that much to me either, but it is obviously affecting you. Crafting and creating is meant to be a fun thing, and a hobby for lots of us, so don't beat yourself up if you don't have a goal / to-do list, this isn't our workplace. It is your own time to enjoy making things you like.
    I too want to use up the fabrics I've collected. I see all these stash-building posts and offers but really I would rather use the fabric than just buy it and own it.
    Happy sewing for 2014 - you will enjoy using all these lovelies that you've bought!

    1. Thank you so much Nessa, you have hit the nail on the head there. At some point it stopped being fun. That's what I need to concentrate on, getting the fun back into my crafting!