is that I can never bring my self to make things with it!
On my visits to other blogs I see people blithely creating lovely bags, clothes and bits and pieces from vintage fabric with seemingly no misgivings at all.
Which leads me to wonder why it is that I have such an issue with using any of mine. Apart from using tiny pieces as trims or embellishments that is.It's not as though I only have a piece or two . Actually I have quite a bit - and I somehow seem to keep acquiring more.
I decided that I needed a small project to ease myself into the right mindset for actually cutting up and (horror) using some of my vintage fabric hoard. I needed a roll for my crochet hooks and as I was about to press the "buy now" button on Etsy, realised that I could make one myself. I drew up a pattern and then out came the piles of fabric. After a bit of agonising over what was to be sacrificed, here it is ready to sew.
The black and white stripe and the pale pink piece are from a vintage obi I bought on this Melbourne trip,the French antique ticking is from the little shop down the street, and the thick,heavy linen is also French and vintage. Maggie ( my lovely M-I-L) gave it to me - something she had purchased and then never used. Both the obi and the ticking are faded and have some age marks but I really like the worn soft look of them. I still have to decide on the trim to tie it all up with- either deep red or cornflower blue grosgrain ribbon from my hoard of vintage trim. Maybe I'll even use a vintage button!
So, for me a big step towards enjoying using my treasured fabrics and bits.....I did all of the sewing today while Charlie slept and I have only to finish the hand sewing. I'll put pics up tomorrow to show you the results. Next up something bigger- a bag!