Monday, September 24, 2007

I know a girl (or many)

that is obsessed with fabric. Over the weekend, I "shopped" for fabric. And by shopped, I mean, I went to every site known to man and filled my cart up with fabrics I've been dying to have. I only ended up buying these fabrics from an etsy seller. I cannot wait to get them! But there's so many good ones out there and I wish upon all wishes that I could have every single one of them. Being in my current situation, I've decided that spending a whole lot of money on fabric might be a little excessive. I only bought the DS fat quarters because I deserved it damnit.

Yesterday I went to put the clothes in the dryer, only to find out that the washing machine won't drain the water. This is the second time it happened in 3 weeks. We had a company come out and fix it the first time and it was covered under our home warranty, but we still had to pay a $100 deductible. It worked for a while, but decided that it would stop yesterday, in the middle of the wash cycle, full of towels. Just my luck. So I squeezed out as much water as I could and put all the towels in the dryer (which luckily still works). However, the towels were too soaked and heavy for the dryer and the dryer proceeded to shake like crazy. The genius in me came up with the great idea to hang a clothes line. By this time I'm a hot sweaty mess and swearing like a sailor. I drag all the towels outside and as I hang the last towel up, the line breaks, leaving me with wet soapy towels encrusted with fallen, dried leaves. Eventually they made their way onto our fence, where they are sitting, and will still be until someone comes to rescue them (and it won't be me!). So after this fiasco, I decided I needed some fabric. Nothing like some fabric shopping therapy to soothe the soul.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone wanted to do a personal swap. I'm just about out of all my 30's repro fabric squares that I got from another swap. I've been using them to make my headbands, and I'd love to have some more. I don't need huge pieces, actually the 5" squares worked out well. So if anyone has some and would like to do a swap, just send me an e-mail to katiebhandbags@gmail.com . I'd be willing to send you some of my thrifty fabric finds, or a headband, or pretty much anything I make. Or if you have some extra of this fabric, or some other Joel Dewberry laying around, I'd love that too.
I really feel fabric crazy right now. I just can't justify buying so much when I already have a lot. Ok, so if anyone's interested, just shoot me an e-mail!

7 comments:

Chara Michele said...

I love that DS fabric that you bought. It sounds like you deserved it after that laundry episode:)

Jenn Maruska said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your miserable towel experience : ( I hope you have a better day soon!

Mary said...

Pretty Katie Jump Rope fabric! And maybe the house elves will show up and bring the towels in for you. Goodness knows that's what would have to happen at my house. OR else the towels would become one with the yard.

Melissa said...

Sorry about your laundry mishap. I sent you mail.

Deirdre said...

Suggestion with laundry issues -- my washer stopped in the middle of a load with towels, and I figured out that the towels were too much for the poor washer, so I took some out and ran the rest of the cycle.

Love your headbands!

Miss Bliss said...

What a wreck! Hope things are looking up today!

Heidijayhawk said...

shoot me an email!! i have wuite a little stash right now that need to be thinned out and i have been dying for one of your headbands!!!