I believe that I have mentioned that I have a weakness for vintage fabrics (and other linens and textiles). I have been fortunate (from my perspective, anyway) to have lived in an area with a tradition of estate sales and auctions. I have collected quite a few vintage fabrics from those sources, sometimes from the online auction and from the odd antique store or flea market. I used to sell many of them on ebay, but then something happened. I began to think "maybe I will just keep this one. It is so beautiful - interesting- unique etc" Before you know it, I was only listing things that I had "extra" of.
Then I came to the desert where there are no old things. Suddenly, there was no more supply! I began to troll sources while on vacation, (during the adventure, I found two green feedsacks with a novelty print at a vintage store for $6 each!)
After spending time visiting craft blogs, I began to get inspiration to create. I decided that I needed to "make better use of my time" an attitude highly prized in my mother's home! Making softies, quilts etc for charity seemed like a good fit for me.
But, I could not use my vintage fabrics. My vision for them is quilts. (I have very long-range vision, so don't expect to see any finished quilts right away!)
I went to Jo-Ann and found flannel remnants! Often, I found them on sale at 75% of the off the bolt price. When the flannels are on sale at $2.50/yd, the remnants are $1.25/yd. Why, they practically pay me to take them away!
I have collected quite a few....
The bottom shelf is flannel solids -
These are the flannel prints...
And this is the crack that Wisest Sister gave me!
She probably didn't realize how deep I am into it. I am sure she wouldn't have knowingly contributed to my sad dependency. Since she is a recovering stasher herself, she understands the issues. She just didn't know.....