Say that title three times fast. Dare ya. My stash busting. Mu stash busting. Mustache busting. Welcome to the inner workings of my brain. You’re welcome. Anywaaaaysss…
All over the blogosphere, I see the sewing community participating in Stash Busting challenges. Committing to bust into their fabric stashes in lieu of purchasing new. Woot woot! I’ve got my thumb out to hitch a ride on that wagon! I’m all for that. Heaven knows, I need to use what I have stored away in bins just cluttering up my house and using up precious storage space… securing a spot for myself on the next episode of Hoarders…
My problem is the commitment part of the stash busting. On countless blogs, I’ve seen many pictures of neatly folded fabric with a pattern laying on top of it, each vignette holding with it a promise of a beautifully modelled garment post to come! That’s the commitment I lack, “THIS fabric..with THIS pattern…” I’m my everyday life I am as loyal as an old dog…except when it comes to creating. My brain is all over the place!!
So while I can’t yet commit to particular projects..per se. I have been “working” on the planning part of my sewing. On a recent fabric spree, I did attempt to give every selection I made, thought and purpose, so as to not grow my stash unnecessarily or waste money. A very good start but I must now commit to follow through on said plans. Which requires me to BUST MY STASH.
1. No new fabric purchases until I use seven six pieces from my stash
2. Finish two unfinished projects
3. Complete two refashions
4. No time limit…just the promise of fabric shopping..so the sooner I complete this…
Whew! Glad that’s over with! I’m pooped. You won’t see any of those promising pictures like on other blogs, that would just be too much for me! So here is a cute baby pic for you! Again, you’re welcome, I mean, I’m sorry. NO! dang it, you’re welcome, that’s one cuuute baby!
Ready, set, sew!
PS If anyone knows the original stash busting challenge creator, please let me know. I’d gladly add that badge to my sidebar and wear it with pride!