You’re getting ready to place your next order and a little voice in your head asks, “Do you really need this fabric?” Whether you’re getting behind on planned DIYs or a family member is questioning your fabric habits, the struggle to manage a fabric stash can sometimes be all too real. Here at Spoonflower, we understand why you may not be able to part ways with the last tiny piece of fabric from your favorite sewing project or resist the exciting launch of a new collection. So we created eight fabric quotes to share with friends and family members who may not understand why you need “just one more yard.” Download your favorites and share on social media. Don’t forget to tag @spoonflower and use #spoonflower to join the fun!
Sometimes when I feel like torturing myself, I browse Flickr for glimpses of other people’s sewing rooms. Have y’all done this? It’s alternately incredibly inspiring and incredibly jealousy-inducing, for me at least. Here’s a view of our mostly unused formal living room, recently turned into my sewing space. The rest of the family has yet to switch over from calling this “the Christmas tree room,” but I’m working on that. It looks very dark because the photo was taken at 5:45 this morning and the sun wasn’t up. But usually there’s sunlight streaming through those windows, giving me plenty of natural light to see by. You know, on the rare occasion when I sew during daylight.
Per Soulemama‘s written advice, I’ve recently begun setting my alarm for 5:30 so that I can be sure I’ll get some mama sewing time in my day. This is the only way I can be sure it’ll happen with two alternate nappers in the house at the moment. (One day the little girls will nap simultaneously every day, I just know it! Knocking on wood now…)
How about the rest of you? Are you lucky enough to have dedicated sewing rooms? Do you get up super early–or stay up super late–to get in some crafting time?