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Topic: this is your brain on fabric... dealing with our addictions  (Read 73473 times)
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« Reply #120 on: August 03, 2006 07:42:54 AM »

hi, my name is danika and i'm recovering a fabri-holic.
lucky for me, there's no fabric store in my town. and i have to take an hour ferry ride to a town that has one, so i only get there once in a blue moon. and thank god i don't have a credit card.

one day at a time, easy does it.

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« Reply #121 on: August 03, 2006 10:40:25 AM »

It really does creep up on you, doesn't it? Even if you've only had your sewing machine for a year or two. Joann should have a 'patrons' list or a frequent buyer card, lol. Or maybe start putting flyers miles on remnant rolls like they do cigarettes cos I'll bet they're just as addictive Shocked

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I agree with the 'frequent buyer' status.  I'm on the mailing list (aren't we all Smiley), so get the 40% off coupons all the time.  I always seem to find a reason to go in there.  Right now I'm starting to make jewelry, and have round nose plyers, but need flat nose and different wire cutters and....

And my fabric collecting has started.  Last time I was in Joann's I found some beeeeautiful brocade Asian-influenced fabric and bought 2 yards.  For what?  I'm not sure!  But it's now in my drawer, waiting for inspiration!
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« Reply #122 on: August 07, 2006 07:33:38 AM »

whaaaat?
90% off sale??
how did i miss that?

so sad =(

look below
thise are the ok ones, you aren't seeing the floor---
i dropped an entire container of seed beads on the carpet and haven't had the energy to crawl around on the floor tonite picking them up.
i'm going to be honest here, i didn't dare show the picture of the floor, literally strewn with crafty debris.
yeah.  i gotta clean those beads up tomorrow  Angry
/me glooms
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« Reply #123 on: August 07, 2006 07:58:23 AM »

Argggg!Argggg![ I am addicted to sharpies I have 50 + and it has to be the SHARPIE BRAND! I am addicted to fabric as well! LOL Smiley And I have just begun sewing LMAO Cheesy Wish me luck, eh?
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« Reply #124 on: August 07, 2006 08:03:40 AM »

OK i have 2 medium sized boxes ( about the size of a microwave) and 3 closet drawers that are OVERFLOWING with fabric. So I made a quilt last night to get rid of the scraps, then I organized the main box. I folded everything up nice and neat, AND IT TOOK UP THE SAME SPACE AS BEFORE!!!!  Angry can anyone help me explain this eerie phenomenon??
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« Reply #125 on: August 07, 2006 08:17:17 AM »

OK i have 2 medium sized boxes ( about the size of a microwave) and 3 closet drawers that are OVERFLOWING with fabric. So I made a quilt last night to get rid of the scraps, then I organized the main box. I folded everything up nice and neat, AND IT TOOK UP THE SAME SPACE AS BEFORE!!!!  Angry can anyone help me explain this eerie phenomenon??

They breed when you aren't looking - I recently made 18 large period costumes from my stash and saw no visible decrease - now I have suitcases full of costumes AS WELL!  HELP!
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« Reply #126 on: August 07, 2006 11:33:05 AM »

Sheena; that was a really good tip! I'll have to remember that one...

/Aliwa
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« Reply #127 on: August 07, 2006 01:24:22 PM »

OMG... I am such an addict... I just went to wal-mart the other day and since I had finally sewn a skirt (from a sheet) I decided that buying a 20 yard bolt of fabric was a good decision.... plus other fabric...

But.. yeah... here's my stash:



Some of my bolts of fabric piled together.

These are all my tubs of fabric... sorted by hue.

Those top two are pics of the spare room in which my parents graciously let me store the sewing stuff...

The rest of these are all the stuff in my room...


This is my closet in my bedroom... All that stuff is sitting on top of a dresser full of craftiness.

The little bookshelf with craft books and various other stuff...

That's all the crafty stuff in drawers sitting on top of the only dresser I use for clothing.

The books that I read.. sometimes... and more tubs of yarn... but I've only knitted two things ever!
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« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2006 06:35:54 PM »

dear everyone
thank you from the bottom of my fabric covered embroidered painted and beribboned heart. i read every single posting and all i can say is you all rock, you're all great, and thank you everyone. i had started to believe that first, i am mentally ill and second, that nobody else is this bad. there are 6 flat totes from walmart full of fabric in the back room, and beads and so on and then i learned to knit so naturally there is also a ton of yarn. now i'm on a quest to make it usable and resume making things. there are not enough hours in the day and days in the year to make everything there is to make, are there?

thank you again
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« Reply #129 on: August 08, 2006 06:34:39 AM »

I'm on vacation next week; not going anywhere, just a chance to do some stuff around the house and relax before school starts again on the 21st.  My goal is to make some projects to use up some of the stuff, along with getting started on some handmade Christmas gifts.  9 days total, including the weekends -- I wonder if this is enough time?HuhGrin
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