Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hey Fabric Addicts!

I got yer justification right here :) Along with a picture of my sewing room closet (yes, I DID clean it prior to taking the picture!) so you don't feel so bad about your stash. I didn't get it all, my camera doesn't have a panoramic setting :P

Now back to the justification bit -- this list was posted on the Irish Dance forum of Dance.net by the lovely Jess Knight, one of the world's most talented Irish dance dressmakers, in my humble opinion! She tells me she got it from a ballroom dress-making auntie, which just goes to show you the longevity (and obvious usefulness) of such a list:

Ten Good Reasons to Buy Fabric
  • It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
  • It keeps the economy moving. It is my duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
  • It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
  • I'm participating in a contest - she who dies with the most fabric wins.
  • It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, and you'll never have to feed it, change it, wipe it's nose or walk it.
  • Because I'm worth it
  • Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house. Like the ironing board, the laundry basket.. the dining room table.
  • It is not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes me feel good.
  • Because it's on sale!
  • Buy it now. Before your husband retires and accompanies you on all your shopping expeditions!
That last one's my fave :) The only reason I don't have to hide all of my purchases from my husband is because he thinks all fabric is $2/m. I don't like to think about what might happen when he learns otherwise ;).


Anonymous said...

Oh, that was so funny yet so true. will have to get a shot of my stash, except it's strewn about three different rooms.

i will have to remember that little white lie about the price. the good thing about being single is no one knows how much you paid and no one sees it coming through the door. you just add it to the monstrous piles.

Jacqueline said...

Thatz so true. I'm a fabric addicts too...i just couldn't resist from buying really nice fabric. Thank you for this post..i'm not alone. n_n

mchen said...

Hilarious!!! I felt so proud last week: I gave away a huge bag of polar fleece to a friend who was doing some sewing/crafting for Christmas... Of course there are the other bags/boxes of other types of fabric to deal with still, but hey, one day at a time ;)

Rhonda said...

hahaha! that's a brilliant list! I think I could use that same list to justify my Japanese paper collection :D