Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Newest Obsession

I have discovered a new obsession. Hubby is sensing the impending cloud of doom. Our finances are in serious trouble. Be prepared.

You have been warned... (scroll down if you want to join my cult learn more of my obsession)

The fabric on Etsy is AMAZING! Super cute fabrics and much of it is cheaper than I could find locally. I put full blame for this new craze on Julie.

Especially when I find a new blog I fall in love with, but also in general, I like to go back to the beginning and catch up on past blog posts. Well, Julie's been blogging for a while so it's taking me a long time. This may sound stalkerish, but I find it fascinating. Usually you find out more about this new far-away friend that you may not know from current posts, you see what's important throughout different phases of life, and it's just fun.

All that to say, Julie's past posts especially lately have been full of sewing, crafting goodness. Oh the goodness! I've been ITCHING to get back to my sewing machine, but to budget in the unknown cost of various projects is still a bit tricky for us, so we end up winging it (sometimes that gets me in trouble!). Anyway, I've been going nuts to create some fabricy (it's a word, I promise) goodness, and Julie's posts about fabric on etsy finally pulled me in.

Now before we go further, you must know how typically extremely picky about fabric I am. The reason this is a new obsession for me is because I have never been able to imagine (much less do it) buying fabric without first seeing it in person. It's a completely different experience and to me, besides enjoying the finished product, choosing the fabric is my favorite part of the project. I love trolling up and down the aisles to find just the perfect combination for that special someone.

However, there are such CUTE and pretty fabrics on etsy that the idea of having a stockpile of fun fabrics to pull from on a lazy Saturday morning is VERY enticing (pretty please, CC? I could sew while you sleep in! Win-win!)!

Here are a few I adore...

Amy Butler is of course one of my favorites!

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 These little lions are adorable! They'd make for a happy day, don't you think?
Etsy Source

My beloved mother-in-law is a missionary and one of her favorite places she often travels to is the Ukraine. As part of this, she has developed a love for Russian dolls in all their varieties. I think she'd particularly fall in love with this cuteness!
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This guitar fabric is just awesome! Makes me want to learn to play!
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These are just a FEW of the amazing fabrics I'm in love with. There are SO many on there and I want them all. My birthday is only three months away if anyone's looking to surprise me. ;-D (Yeah, yeah, I know...)

Half the fun is dreaming of what you could do with the goodness that is fabric. In the meantime, CC's parents are coming to town on Saturday and staying for a little while. We have Missions Exchange Week next week, and their being missionaries is part of that. Yay that we get to visit with them while they're here too! I can't wait!

1 comment:

Jan said...

I'm with you on your obsession. I've found shopping online for fabric has been a good experience (what you see is pretty much (9 out of 10) what you get). I love the fabrics you showed and want some of the lion and Amy Butler fabrics right away...STAT! :) Can't wait to see what you make and with what fabric when the budget allows. :)