All jokes aside, I did make a stash busting pledge last year and did really well with it. Yes I still bought plenty of fabric, *cough* 154 yards *cough*. However I sewed up/give away/trashed a lot more then that. Thanks to my trusty excel spread sheet, I can confirm that my stash is now 97.5 yards lighter than it was at the beginning of the year. Cue balloon drop and the donning of party hats. Froggie has cake for everyone on the side board and you can also admire the 2014 purchase of a Bernina 350 sewing machine. (Big thanks to my immediate family who also contributed a good chunk of the sewing machine money.)
But now it's time to wipe the cake crumbs from my mouth and commit to another year of stash busting. Yes the stash is lighter, but somehow uses up the same amount of storage space. At least I don't have to sit on the rubber maids bins to get them to lock anymore. They're "only" filled to the brim now. Baby steps, baby steps. Good news for me is that the Stash Busting Sew-a-long is in it's 3rd year and we have a great bunch of ladies in the facebook group. So without further ado here is my stash busting pledge for 2015
I, Heather Beckley, commit to stash busting enough fabric so that one of these containers can be removed from the floor of my bedroom.
Froggie felt this whole plan needed his expert help, so he jumped in and asked me a few questions.
Right now I'm sewing all the garments that were planned in November/December. News flash Heather, there's no time to sew all those red/plaid/Christmas print garments in December. If you want to theme dress you've got to get beat your sewing elves into productivity right now! In December they run off to bake cookies. Stupid elf union.
"How are you going to limit purchasing pretty new fabric?"
Well thanks to the snazzy excel spread sheet, I now know that my monthly sewing average is around 12 yards. I'm going to try to buy less than what I can sew in a month. You should also change my paypal password when my back is turned.
"What types of fabric will you buy with abandon, conveniently forgetting your stash
Florals on black back grounds, anything with a fruit on it and probably any sort of red solid. Snow leopard of course, cause that's a neutral and lobster prints, lots of lobsters. Oh and frog fabric, you are the top animal in the house.
"Sometimes that guy you married tells you that you have enough fabric. Does this help with stash busting?"
No, I then go spite buy fabric. I'm a horrible person.
You are more than welcome to make a frog nest in any fabric. I would ask that you restrict cake eating to on top of the sewing patterns. I can't fault you about that cause I'm doing it too.
"How can I convince you to spend your fabric money on frog shoes instead?"
What do this shoes look like? Are they red with white polka dots? Can I also get a new pair of human sized shoes? If so we might have a deal.
"I think I hear the oven timer. Can we go eat some cake now?"
Yes, yes we can.
P.S. The Stash busting facebook group is a closed group only because we didn't want to clog up our main FB feeds. We'll happily accept any new members who want to join the stash busting effort.