My goal this year (and last year) is to be reasonable and use what I have FIRST.
I wish I was better disciplined in this area.
"If wishes were fishes we'd all have a fry."
I saw these Kaffe's on the 50% off table. (Oh no).
You know how I love those Kaffe's. I bought some backs for future quilts, and a few small cuts.
I just couldn't help myself.
Then I saw a basket with fat quarters for only 99 cents. I was proud of myself for keeping it to 2.
Material Girls had these cute patterns "Smartie Pants" for babies. I think my future little grand daughter has to have some of these.
The pattern says "The perfect accessory for every well dressed baby". Got me right in the middle of my grandma heart.
Sandy Workman, owner of Pine Needles has designed a basket pattern. Baskets have been calling to me too, and this one has handles made out of ric rac.
I have lots of ric rac, and I could make this one with leftover scraps. (rationalize, rationalize)
I see more covered buttons in my future.
It's an illness, I tell you.
For months I've been wanting some of the scissor fabric from the Wonderland collection. Every store I've looked at has been out.
Then the Quilting Cottage in American Fork had it on sale. (no fair)
When I was with Kim of Bitty Bits and Pieces at Pipers she showed me this Pom Pom Maker from Clover. At first I had visions of those yarn things and knew my self control was in tact.
Then she said they can be used with fabric to make all kinds of wonderful things.
My friend Judi showed me a whole shelf of beautiful trims at Gracie Lou's. I should have taken a picture because every single one was a keeper.
I have no idea what I will do with the trim yet, but I just about broke my arm patting myself on the back for only buying a yard of one piece. Deep down I wanted to buy the whole display.
In the end, I wasn't as good as I had hoped to be, but I was better than I have been in the past.
Sigh....The Story Of My Life.
Judi gave me this darling pincushion that she purchased on a European etsy site.
I love the red and hand stenciled designs.
Thank you Judi! I will think of you every time I look at it.