Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I have at least two stashes. One is yarn though, compared to other stashes I have seen, I don't have lots of yarn. I tend to buy what I need for a project, do the project and move on. I do, however, buy wool when it's on sale since I always use it. That's my stash. It's also spread out all over the house, so no picture of this stash. If I ever clean up my basement & create a craft room, then I'll have an organized stash. Until then, the only stash I'm willing to show is fabric...and it grew by 10 half-yard pieces this weekend.
I never purchased fabric online before. I prefer to look and touch before I buy. However, Fabricworm.com had a sale last week and I just could resist. I just had to buy some pretty fabric.
|Yup, that's Truffula Tree fabric at the top.|
Here's an up-close look at 9 of them (I didn't get a good shot of the daisy fabric.)
Aren't they gorgeous?!? These are all destined to be purse linings and I can't wait to use them. In hindsight, I should have ordered more of the utensil fabric to make new curtains for my kitchen.
|I may just need to place another order for more of this beauty!|
The Truffula Tree fabric is all mine and will line my spring purse (which I haven't made yet. I really should get on that.)
|Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine.|
This one reminds me of my sister's kitchen.
And I just love this one with the mod houses and palm trees!
So into the stash they go. Admittedly, my stash is very tame compared to some I've seen. Though, I must admit, these are the 1/2 to 1 yard pieces I use for purse linings. I have larger pieces stored elsewhere, as they are for other projects and take up a lot of room.
|Can I even call this a stash? It's more like a selection.|
It's not organized by color or anything, though I do try to fold the fabric so I can see it from the outside. This way I don't have to go through the whole pile to find the one I want. I do admit to occasionally going through the pile & "discovering" a fabric I didn't know I had. That's okay, though. I love a treasure hunt!
If you've never bought from Fabricworm.com before, I highly recommend their site. Their fabrics are exactly the same in person as they are on the website. When you browse the site, they tell you how many 1/2 yard cuttings are available so you can make an informed buying decision. (Unless stated otherwise, a quantity of '1' is a half yard, but you can get larger cuttings by ordering a larger quantity. For instance if you order a quantity of '2' you will get 1 yard of fabric.) Their customer service is superb! In fact, I received a call the day after I placed my order letting me know that one of the fabrics I ordered was no longer in stock. (Not a big deal b/c it was a sale fabric.) They gave me many options including a refund. I choose to get the same fabric in a different color. It did not hold up my order at all and I received my order a very fast 5 days after placing it.*
So, what about you? Have you ever ordered fabric online? Do you have any sites to share? I would love to hear about your sources and your stash in the comments.
*Disclaimer: Fabricworm did not pay me for this statement or review. I found them on Pinterest, checked out the site and placed an order. I found their materials to be fantastic, so I just thought I would share.