Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Addicted to stashing...

The Internet is a dangerous place where one can get easily out of control and lose perspective...

In my quest in enhancing my newly acquired hobby (SEWINGGG !!) it is with a mixture of embarassment and a  sense of pride that I announce to you that I'm officially addicted to Ebay and 'Online Shopping'. I have heard of the word 'stash' before and I have had a 'stash' for a while now consisting of balls and balls and balls of colourful yarn mainly because I always start a new project and then another and then another, before I have seen the first one through till the end. Hence, a stash has been built, through no fault of my own.

This time round, a 'stash' has a brand new meaning to me.

There is a constant invisible voice in my head that says 'BUY! BUY! BUY!'. If you have been following my blog, to date, I've only managed to complete two projects and am in the middle of making the third. So there is hardly the need nor the excuse to embark on a crazy fabric buying frenzy !! But I did.

It all started with this...

  A perfectly innocent bundle of 4 Fat Quarters (1/4 of a meter) which cost me £2.75 to buy.
But then it very quickly spiralled into this....
and then this....
and this....
 and also this...
 and lately this...
 and something of similar pattern but different material...

Bear in mind that this is just the collection that I happen to have on my mobile camera. There are others which I have not yet photographed. This activity is pure indulgence of the highest degree. At the moment, I'm just contented knowing that they are in different bundles of plastic bags, tucked away in different drawers of my sewing table (Steve has promised to take me to Ikea to look for a cabinet for them this weekend. yay!). I do have a few projects in mind for them but I am in no hurry to cut into them. No one can understand this feeling better than Fely, who has recently completed a whopping 6 cushions of her own in just two days flat. A record speed if you ask me. I wished I had more time to sew.

Only this week Fely and I had this conversation about sewing time and work.

Back in the days when I wasn't working full time as well as a part time job on the side, I wish I had known sewing then coz I would have had plenty of time to indulge in this highly satisfying and addictive activity. But then, I probably would not have enough money to buy myself a sewing machine to start with....

Always the way, isn't it? Sods law.

Ah well, juggling is what I'm very good at - work - sewing - spend time with bf - work - chatting with Fely - sewing - spend time with bf - work - sewing ........ and the cycle goes on.....

I am a happy, happy person (and a very poor one) this month...

Next pay day, come quick pleaseeeee !!

When I came into the office yesterday morning, I was greeted by a really pleasant surprise. A very sweet and dear colleague of mine went to the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London over the weekend and got me a stunning and beautiful button made of ceramic !!
Don't you think it's beautiful?

I have been warned again and again to handle the button with care because it is quite delicate and it breaks really easily so I'm not sure if I'll ever use it on any project but it is such a nice thing to look at. 

I can get used to surprises like these on a Monday !! haha....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Use the button - it will be unhappy if it doesn't fulfill it's purpose in life. Do you want the button to be unhappy?? It will only break if you drop it from a great height onto a hard stone floor.
Yours DSC (Dear Sweet Colleague) x

Fely said...

With my 5th box already up on the shelf, I think I am already beyond saving. Thank goodness I have 3 rooms to use them up for. Hahhahaha!
We love ebay!

Bea said...

haha while you 2 are collecting fabric, I'm collecting jewellery!!!! haha

escape2 said...

me like the cloths you have ;)
maybe you can make the ceramic button into a pendant or something. ask bea. it will definitely be too fragile to be used as a button hahaha

SJB said...

So many fabrics. Ya the button looks so beautiful. Lucky you :D.

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