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 like this one by Sherri McConnell.
by Julie Herman.
I also think this bundle from Heather Ross' collection called Far, Far Away is super duper cute. Found on Fabricworm!
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.
Sublime Stitching, Embroidered Effects.
I Heart Patchwork. Yes I do, and yes I want this.
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?