I always swore I would never turn in to my mother when it came to fabric. She had a stash of unbelievable proportions. She had good intentions, but a lot of them never came in to being. When her eyesight became very poor and she had to give up sewing, she ended up giving a lot of it away. I'm sure it about killed her.
I usually try to have an idea in mind before I buy any piece of fabric. I will admit that I have a couple of pieces that I bought just because I liked them, but not that much. I stocked up last year knowing I wouldn't be working after September, figuring I would have plenty to keep me busy. I really need to get down to it and make a couple of the things I had in mind, but we know how that all goes. I'll get to it eventually.
One thing I've been obsessed with is a nice piece of fabric with a London/England theme. I have an idea for a tote bag, but this is not fabric you can just go to the local JoAnn fabrics and buy. I guess someone at corporate still holds a grudge from 1776! After digging around on Etsy one day, I came across a place that had a whole plethora of fun English themed designs. They were out of Taiwan which made me a little nervous, but they had great feedback, so I figured I would take a chance on it. I wasn't expecting them for another week to ten days, so you can imagine how surprised I was a little bit ago when I went to get the mail and --TADA!!!
If you are interested in checking his Etsy shop out: Billy Cottonshop
I was also surprised by an e-mail I got from Kmart/Sears in regards to my rewards incident--they have credited my account with the $5 worth of points! AND, they don't expire anytime soon, so I can hang on to them for something I really want to use them for. They had some bizarre excuse/explanation that didn't wash, but I'm not going to complain, just happy to get my points back!!! Sometimes it pays to complain.