Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stash enhancement alleviation program

Stash enhancement
A simple 8 step approach to preventing more fabric from entering your house, garage, storage shed or wherever else you hide it.

Step 1: Do not visit a fabric store

Step 2: Do not take your wallet

Step 3: Donate all your assets to charity (oh who are we kidding, you'll probably take a job at the fabric store and work for fabric).

Step 4: Throw away your sewing machine (or donate to a good cause)

Step 5: If you bypass step 1, take your hubby along. While this might not completely alleviate your acquisition of more fabric, it will likely put a damper on the quantity you take home with you. Note ~ If you happen to have a super supportive hubby who lets you buy fabric like there is no tomorrow, skip to step 6

Step 6: Waste some of your shopping time reading this - no really!

Step 7: Realize that reading step 6 only made you feel more justified in visiting a fabric shop

Step 8: If all else fails, enroll in a 12-step program.

Stash enhancement

Stash enhancement

11 comments:

Leah said...

To eliminate stash... start sewing! Its the only way my stash decreases...

Manda said...

Ha ha I love this! Gorgeous fabric there too :)

Kathryn said...

I am hooting with laughter. I have one of those super-supportive hubbies and a stash that is edging out of the sewing room door. I agree with Leah - more sewing is key!

Colleen said...

Too funny!!! I've been in a "stashing" mode lately so it's a good thing I'm the one that pays the bills...LOL

Jessica said...

Too many steps for me...I'll stay at step 1! LOL!
But I like step 5, there is nothing better then a hovering hubby to dampen the mood!

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Your pictures alone make me want to go shopping! I love those Moda patterns. :) Oh, and an alternative to step #5 is take young children to the store with you. They will run around like wild monkeys and the evil eye looks from the employees will make you leave empty-handed.

mjb said...

My favorite part was "wherever you hide the fabric". It's a good thing he can't tell a new piece of fabric like he would a new pair of shoes. And why is it every time I make my "last" purchase for a few months I discover either a wonderful sale or some area where I'm completely deficient and need to stock up to justify the shipping?

VickiT said...

LOVE this. Too funny. The fabrics in this blog post make me want to go buy more though. LOL

Anita T said...

Thanks for the chuckles - I'm pretty sure I could insulate my whole house by now! Where did you get the wonderful owl fabric in the second picture? I've been on an owl kick lately . . .

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Anita T - that's and Alexander Henry print

Anita T said...

Thanks Caroline! I've got some on order.