A February stash-busting report and thoughts

messy fabric scraps on the floor

A drawer for cottons, a shelf for knit fabric, a corner for florals and a bunch of fabric for making skirts. Then the scraps. Sorted by size at first and then just stuffed in bags and boxes and cupboards. Every time you clean you go “Oh, my… oh, my…” and if you have an idea for a project you always go and buy some fabric.

For now I will pretend the description above is purely fictions. I will not even try the ” I have a friend” tactics, on you 🙂

Last month’s theme was purging, reusing, recycling and stash busting. It’s been hard. And inspiring. And I decided to continue the challenge. (That’s the short version).

The full story is I’ve made some stuff:

 

 

I created a corner on Krrb where I have away some of the bags I never use. (There are still a few left, take a look). This was such a nice experience: to give a better home and a better owner (sic!) to the things you make, you love and then never use. Fun, fun!

I’ve also traded, which was very inspiring (more on this soon!:) and met very very nice people, which is always soul-candy.

Aand, last but not least, I’ve only but fabric two times: first time because I actually did’t have orange cotton for the carrot pouches and the second time because I’ve accidentally found a very good knit fabric in a dark blue that i <3 and it was only €1 a meter. It would have been a sin not to get it, right?

Right? What about you? How crafty was your February and what are you planning to do in March.

(I know I will miss Kittenhood‘s thing a day, I will:)

  • I was just about to say that I had a busy February, too, when I got to the last sentence 🙂 But really, it was busy and fun at the same time, and I kind of miss “having” to do something every day! Only 2 days of March have passed and I’m already lazier.

    And as for using exclusively what you already have, it’s so hard! I get bored with the fabric I have and I like to shop so… killer combo.

    Congrats on your finished projects! 🙂

    • Sky

      Hihi.

      I liked your thing a day. I bet it was a challenge. Maybe you could do something similar, that you invent, for March :>

      Thanks for the encouraging words 🙂

  • Sorry I’m still building my stash.. busting doesn’t sound like alot of fun!!

    • Sky

      :)) But you’re a quilter, these rules don’t apply to you 🙂

  • I am trying to reduce my fabric stash, too. So that I can go and buy some more fabric. It always is so tempting. I was doing some mending yesterday, which turned into recycling and actually really enjoyed it.

    • Sky

      “I am trying to reduce my fabric stash, too. So that I can go and buy some more fabric”
      Of course that’s why :)) – less is more because you can go out there and buy more:>

      I did the same the last month and I enjoyed it too. It’s very difficult not to fall into “sin” though.