Saturday 22 September 2007

Stash Happens

Poor, poor Violet. She posted a question on whipup recently about advice on how to start a fabric stash. Alright. Here are a couple of tips:
  1. You have a new interest! It's something vintage and potentially collectible. That this interest is vintage aprons or tablecloths or curtains from obscure French restaurants from the 40's has nothing to do with your fabric stash.
  2. Rekindle your friendship with your Great-Aunt who, now in her 90's, sips tea in her genteel way under towers of fabric teetering in what once was her dining room. Express concern for her safety.
  3. Your clothing donation bag has become too heavy to carry. The load needs to be lightened, if only you could think of a way...
  4. In the middle of looking for a mid-century credenza on ebay, mistakenly hit the "crafts" category....and then mistakenly hit the "fabric" category...
  5. Frequent thrift shops to look for that last missing piece of your Mom's china set, which is in the housewares section. Unfortunately, the only way to the housewares section is through the assorted textiles section.
And last, but not least:

If you see a fabric sale, no matter how enticing, run in the opposite direction: run woman! don't walk!

And no matter how hard you try, no matter how well you steel yourself against temptation and follow these rules, somehow,
somehow, your house will still be over-run with fabric.

Violet, I wish you luck...


Anonymous said...

haaa haaa heee! where oh where is that great aunt of mine?

vy said...

Ok, I can see now that I am going to have to invest in some (big) cabinets!