Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Craft and Scrapbook Ribbon
This box of gorgeous ribbons is one of my latest purchases for my collection (yes I have a large collection of ribbons!) They are acid free and washable, so I can use them for a multitude of things. I will probably use them for scrapbooking and card making as well as embellishing clothing and also making more bookmarks!
I would have to confess that I love to collect sewing and crafty things. Ok, well I admit I am probably obsessed, but at least I know for a fact that I am not the only one! Yes I know what you are thinking. You have a touch of the old "just have to have it" Creative Obsession Syndrome (COS for short) too! He he he. Fabric, buttons, ribbon, more fabric, more buttons. Well you know what I mean, don't you????
My biggest problem is finding space to keep it all, but it doesn't make any sense to leave such useful and beautiful things sitting on a store shelf, when they will be loved so much more at my house! I will have a use for them, one day anyhow!
Well now I have decided my action plan for this year is to use some of my stash before I even think about stepping foot into a fabric or craft store. I suppose it is kind of like a New Year's Resolution in a way, even though I started working on this 6 weeks ago. I will try to make do with what I have already (which is honestly plenty) and will attempt to avoid going to my favourite shops unless I absolutely need something! I figure that this might actually reduce my stash of lovely things that I occasionally sift through, and often trip over, into a pile of really cool projects that I can use.
The projects I have made thus far without purchasing anything are my daughter's beach bag, pincushions, reindeer, Christmas stocking, bookmarks, wrapping paper, 4 pet cushions with covers, 3 t-shirt style nighties and almost my rag quilt. I had to buy 1m flannel as I had run out part way through cutting. Not too bad if I do say, however I must admit that even making these has barely put a dent in the pile, so on with my action plan!
I am treating my collections as my very own store. If my store doesn't have it I will either need to make do or have to wait until it is impossible for me to finish a project without going to a craft of fabric shop. It is a challenge, but is heaps of fun too! Now I don't feel so guilty about my creative obsession syndrome!