Thursday, 30 January 2014

Fabric Fast 2014: January Update

We are now one month into my year long fabric fast and I thought it would be nice to update monthly.  So how did I do this month?  Well, I spent 3 hours in my LQS for an open house where all fabric was 25% off and bought nothing.  Mildly impressive but I generally don't buy a lot there anyway.  I watched as the skinny bolt sale at Pink Castle fabrics came and went.  I went to my big box fabric store a half dozen times looking for thread and bought nothing but thread.  And, most impressively, I watched three very tempting instagram destashes roll through my feed without buying a single thread. That, my friends was a super human feat!

I did make a few purchases this month.  Thread, as previously mentioned.  Some batting.  And a handful of fat quarters for a class sample.  My class samples must be made from fabric available at my LQS and I had none in my stash.  But the day I bought them, I turned them into zipper pouches!


And most of what was left has already been making it's way into my projects.  Overall, it wasn't tough to buy nothing this month.  Except for the destashes.  That was very very hard! And as I gaze upon my stash/scraps, I feel like I could sew for two years without buying very much.  We'll see if that sentiment remains come July :)

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday and Fabricaholics.

9 comments:

  1. That's an impressive month! Cute zippered pouches too. I, myself, am not doing the fabric fast-today a big box of jersey knit came for scarves, tomorrow, I'm expecting linen and cotton. I'm not bragging-just saying that I don't think I'd last a week on fabric fast, or a coffee fast.

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  2. super woman indeed -- lovely pouches. I caved during the destash and have an upcoming quilt show so I am restarting the non buying on Sunday and plan to use strict guidelines during the show trip to only purchase a small amount.

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  3. Well done, Leigh Anne! Resisting the siren's song of fabric sales can be super tough!

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  4. I am so proud of you! I know how hard it is to NOT buy. Your pouches are wonderful. I love them all.

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  5. wow!! that is superhuman willpower at its finest! love the pouches too!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. so strong! Canadian de-stashing on Instagram today. I am staying away. Must. Not. Look.

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  7. Ignoring the destash was hard. I tried not to look.

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  8. Ah, Leigh Anne, you did great. Better than me, I am afraid...

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