Its April and I have continued my pledge of not buying sewing fabric of any type, craft dressmaking or upholstery, that’s such a lot NOT to look at or buy! Yes its been hard, but you don’t achieve great things without a bit of effort. Restraint for me, is always an effort, so I have stayed away from markets shops and most difficult of all, the internet.
By writing about it here it becomes a therapy, commit it to the ether and you cannot erase the promise even to yourself.
Here are a couple of shots of my recent makes, resourced from my drawers and cupboards.
The brightly coloured single quilt is sewn up from unwanted pieces from other sewers, given not purchased so I am ok. I am hoping to be able to sell it at an upcoming fair and donate the proceeds to a charity for the homeless.
The pattern plus the fabrics for the quilters carry case, were also donated. It was quite a demanding project and it is not going anywhere! It took great patience and will power to complete as the instructions were poor, but I reckon perseverence paid off in the end. My only cost was the 70 inch continuous zip length. Happy me!