Sunday Stash #51 – Overwhelmed
Defending your worth takes a lot out of you, ya know? It’s such a fine line of a concept: monetizing your art, or your craft, or wherever you fall in between. Every comment, both the good and the bad, strike very personal chords, and strike at not only my worth as an artisan, but as a human being. Well Goddamnit! I am worth it! And if you don’t think so, I promise you don’t have to buy a single thing I make. Can I get an “Amen!” up in here?!
That being said, all of you rock! Such wonderful conversation is still happening in the comments on both posts: TGIFF – No Value Does Not Equal Free and No Value Does Not Equal Free – Some Reponses. There’s been over 10,000 views (yeah, I don’t know how either) in forty-eight hours of that first post, so I’m hoping it’s changing some minds about our worth as artisans.
But you know what? Let’s put all of that aside for a minute, and talk about what we’re really here for! The fabric. Drool. Okay, I fully admit that I have a problem. I’m just not ready to address it yet, so please give me until the new year. I promise I’ll do one of those Fabricson Diets, no stripes after six, Echino only for breakfast, and Comma will be a once in a while fabric treat. UNTIL THEN!
Here are all the goodies that I bought in Tokyo Nippori Textile Town and at the Yokohama Quilt Show with Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts. (Who by the way, has a great article on buying fabric in Japan if you’re planning a visit). She is such a good friend for always encouraging me to buy. Except that one time when she told me to put the Comma down. (Whatever, if I already have 7 fat quarters of it at home. Your point?) Soooo … there’s kind of a lot here … but there’s a winner at the end!
I needed some blues and purples for the stash. Subtle Japanese flair.
Art Gallery? Just Type yes.
Textured Basics. I have this in orange already, so I was trying to complete the set!
This was totally one of those moments where I saw the last booth at the quilt show and immediately thought, “OMG, there’s no more fabric to buy.” And well, since I was literally buying all the fabrics, I may have just impulse purchased. I’m sorrrrry! Okay, no I’m not.
Some Echino for my stash.
What’s black and white and read all over? Oh, you’ve heard that one before?
Will these not make the best backings for baby quilts?
Just some randoms, but that Architextures fat quarter was only $2. I know, right?
These come from the Moda booth, and I didn’t have them, I promise!
So I might have had some of these, but I’m sure you’ve totally done that before too. Right? Uh, right?
Called Winter in Kyoto – how could I not?!
Noteworthy in grey – how could I not?!
These are the best robots I have ever seen! Eschewing all the technology for patchwork robots, I die! And only $4 for the yard, uh duh, yes.
These are meter yard cuts of an Echino style fabric, but not. I hope you can see how trippy that blue and teal fabric is! Hello, M.C. Escher called.
Laura Gunn. That is all.
Well y’all saw what happened the last time I played with ombres. I had to replenish!
I’m a USA Guy, and I wear Converse sneakers, and use a retro film camera.
For Mr. Sparkles.
AND OMGEEEE I was so excited to find these! Mr. Sparkles is a Vespa nut, and I’m a camera dork, so as soon as I figure out how to make a pillow, these are becoming ones! (Ignore that piece of Echino solid photobombing this pic, I tried to shoo her away, but she was half off!)
This is the prize for my A Hundred Thousand giveaway from Sunday Stash #49. And they are going to ….
Thanks Cheryl, I think so too! I’ll send you an email!
Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon!