But I won't be too hard on myself this time (though perhaps I should!). For one thing, every single fabric I bought is simply luscious. I know, that's not a good justification! But each fabric also was chosen with a very specific purpose -- some quite utilitarian purposes, too!
From top to bottom: Kaufman Cotton Chambray Dots Indigo, Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen Blend in Raffia, Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen Blend in Yarn Dye Chambray, and Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen Blend in Yarn Dye Grey. (Notice a theme? I didn't even realize I'd put all of the "Kaufmans" together in the photo!)
Last, but not least, these two beauties: Little Birds Double Gauze in White, and Minky Lattice Soft Cuddle in Rosewater.
The double gauze on the left completely stole my heart as soon as I saw it (and I'm glad I snapped some up on sale, as the price has gone up!). I cheated a bit on this fabric, because it's not "purposed" yet. But muted robins and toadstools on double gauze? My self-control has its limits, people. Some of it will certainly end up as a blanket in case we have a girl in the future, and I figure it's perfect for baby gifts otherwise! In my defense, I was originally intending to pair some of it with the minky on the right, as a blanket for Rosa. I realized recently that she's still using her Carter's knit swaddle blankets (like these, in a different print -- I highly recommend them!). She's almost four. It was time to upgrade! Anyway, the two fabrics didn't go together quite as well as I'd hoped, so the gauze is reserved for baby projects, and the minky will be paired with something else.
I spent a bit more per yard than usual, but each fabric was just right for the project I had in mind -- and in the end, the quality will (hopefully) hold up long enough to justify it. Also, I have less sewing time as a mama of three, so if I am going to sew, I want to make it count! No "so-so" fabrics to turn into "so-so" projects.
In order to assuage my conscience, I am working my way through these projects as quickly as possible. I do not need more yardage in my stash, and in my experience the longer I put off using a fabric (usually through fear of "messing up"), the deeper it ends up in the stash. So expect to see some of these in action, very soon!
Anyone else have some fabric confessions to dish up? *wink*