Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy birthday daydreaming..... to me

I have a birthday quickly approaching. I've been busy preparing for that with some good old fashioned American consumerism. Just today, as soon as a few birthday checks from my wonderful aunts and uncles arrived, I ordered something pretty and shiny that I've had my eye on for months now. It should arrive Thursday, and I'll show ya then. Along with another pretty shiny thing that I ordered on Sunday on behalf of my parents. I swear they told me to buy it! It's hopefully also arriving tomorrow or Thursday, so I'll share that, too. 

Neither of these toys falls into the "sewing" category. I might be out of birthday money to go spend at this point, so I there's a chance I won't get to fulfill any of my "sewing gift" daydreams. If I do get to, I'm so indecisive. What to buy, what to buy. More fabric? Always fun, and can you have too much fabric? I don't know. What's your stash like? Lately I've been feeling like there is so much fabric here waiting to be used that it is a little bit intimidating. Where to start? What to make?! It's too much! Time to curl up in the fetal position and rock myself to sleep!

Anyway, here are a few things on my daydream list. I've been thinking about bundles, and how nice it would be to have all these coordinating fabrics. I generally just buy a yard here, a fat quarter there. Maybe this would be a tad smarter, eh?

 I've been eyeballing the Blogger's Choice Bundles at the Fat Quarter Shop. They're $45 for 15 fat quarters. I can't decide which one I love the most. I like this one by Sherri McConnell. 

And I also really like this one, by Julie Herman.

I also think this bundle from Heather Ross' collection called Far, Far Away is super duper cute. Found on Fabricworm!

Loving these colors something fierce. It's Jessica Jones Outside Oslo collection, a bundle on Pink Chalk Fabrics.

Let's not forgot the books. I love books, too. Especially books that teach me more about sewing or whatever my latest passion is. Like embroidery.

Wouldn't mind this one. Doodle Stitching.

 Ooooh, or this one. Sublime Stitching, Embroidered Effects.

I Heart Patchwork. Yes I do, and yes I want this.

What else?

A sewing basket. Mine is a piece of trash that is currently in like four pieces. 

I'd love more bobbins. I seriously have two bobbins. It's a pain in the neck every time I want to switch colors, and I wind up wasting a lot of thread.

Another staple I don't have -- pinking shears! Can you believe I've made it a year and a half into my sewing career without them.

And one last sewing wish list. A bunch of different feet that do all kinds of wild things that will certainly intimidate me for eons before I use them.

What would you buy if you suddenly had some spare change to spend on your crafting habit? What's on your list?

1 comment:

  1. I would love a ruffler foot for my Pfaff, Some books on sewing for me (I love Sew What Bags, Sock & Glove, One Yard Wonders, and have had my eye on Doodle Stitching too), more fabric, a fabric cutting pad for my Pazzles machine (this is going to be bought soon I think), and a new house with a super large craft room/play area for me and the kids. :) I can dream...