I have been thinking a lot lately about how much
'stuff' I buy.
How much is useful, needed, relevant, essential...
How much is because I can and online shopping is so easy...
This box arrived on Friday.
It contained various Kona cotton solids.
I have a big and beautiful rainbow.
Did I 'need' it?
No...it was a want.
I wonder sometimes, how much of my fabric I will actually ever use.
I have trouble cutting into it - what if I need it for something else, what if I can't get anymore...
It;s actually all rubbish.
There will always be new fabric, I can always buy more - it might not be the same, but there will
always be more and newer and prettier.
I'm not going to add up everything I have spent so far this year -
I think that would just horrify me way too much.
i am going to think long and carefully about what I buy and how much I buy
and why I'm buying it.
Is it because I love it and want to use it straight away?
Is it because everyone else is buying it (hello quilting-pressure, just like peer pressure but for grown ups)?
Is it because I'm going to stash it and never use it?
I think I need to stop buying and start sewing.
I think I'm going into rehab.
I'm officially on a fabric buying diet.
Just like I did with books. Couldn't tell you when I last ordered a book.
So, apart from what is currently on order and paid for,
the few clubs I am committed to I am not
buying anymore fabric.
Yep - no fabric -
unless it is required to finish a project ( linings/backings etc)
or Bonnie and Camille bring out another new line.
No more Instagram buys.
No more 'but she's got it' buys.
Will power people.
Lets see if I can manage a month...