Thursday, 29 January 2015

Tempting Temptations

As I've mentioned a couple of times, I'm trying to focus on destashing this year. Using up the crafty supplies I already have, clearing out the ones I no longer need and resisting the urge to buy shiny new crafty things unless I need them for a specific project... decluttering my space and saving money in the process.

But aaaargh, I am being so tempted by some lovely fabric you guys!

Specifically, this gorgeous bird print (from "Flock" by Michael Miller)...

 http://www.misformake.co.uk/collections/fabric/products/flock-in-white

... and this loveliness from Eloise Renouf's "Shape of Spring" collection

http://www.misformake.co.uk/collections/fabric/products/spring-scrapbook-in-robins-egg

(Images from M is for Make) Nice, huh?

There are lots of reasons why I shouldn't buy this fabric. I have a big stash of un-used fabric already, I don't have any particular project in mind for these new prints so they'll probably sit un-used in my stash as well, I've already gone waaaay over my January budget by buying this dress and booking a spring holiday (oops!), I'd rather spend any spare cash I have on Nice Days Out, etc etc etc. But most of all having resolved to curb my crafty spending in 2015 I want to stick with it and not fail at the very first hurdle!

So, I am writing this blog post to help me resist this fabric's siren song. One of the great things about blogging about a long-term project (be it a crafty make or a personal challenge) is that it helps you stick with it. I do not want to be writing a confessional blog post in a few days or weeks time admitting to you all that I had no willpower! I will not buy this fabric. I will not buy this fabric. I will not buy this fabric.

Fingers crossed...

5 comments:

s.z.elliott said...

Beautiful fabric, I would be VERY tempted myself !
Like you I have made a promise to use up as much of my stash as possible this year ( I have a lot !). Having said that I do find it quite exciting receiving 'essential- life saving supplies' through the post be it paints, pens, paper, fabric, buttons, lace, thread, vintagey bits and bobs and the list goes on .... I am telling myself ' I have enough, I have everything I need '
I might have to do it in steps, like a month at a time !
Well, wishing you good luck with holding back on stash purchases......for now ! :-))

Smazur said...

Oh nooooo now I feel like I need that fabric in my life!!!!

Anonymous said...

When I see the giant fabric stashes that some bloggers have - the ones that resemble their own fabric stores and are so overwhelming, I feel my own modest supply is put into perspective. So even if I sometimes wonder if I 'need' more fabric and what I will do with it, if one jumps out at me I will buy it. I do want the bird one, it's gorgeous.

Also if you don't have the means at hand to make stuff, then you just don't. I tend to buy fat quarters rather than bigger amounts. Which is okay as I make little things.
Sara

Rebecca Greco said...

That bird fabric!!!

I have also been trying so hard not to buy supplies unless I have a project specifically in mind (and one I intend to immediately start...)

It's hard!

BugsandFishes said...

S.Z. - best of luck with your stash busting!

Smazur - sorry! :)

Anon - oh gosh yes some people have HUGE fabric stashes! Lucky for them if they have the money and space (and time to sew so much).

Rebecca - it is soooo tricky resisting these lovely things, but I know from looking at my stash that the things I never get round to using are the ones I bought "just because" and not with a project in mind. I am determined to stay strong and resist... for the rest of this year at least ;)

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