A Mess + Sunday Stash {22.12.2013}

With all the Christmas sewing, and the fabric purchases over Thanksgiving, my sewing room is a war zone. This is what it normally looks like:

Today, it is the war zone, all spread out over the floor (I don’t think I even got it all in the photo :-)).MessySewingRoom

See the two piles along the side of the table at the back….in fact, any pile that is close to my  project table that does not have a book, paper pattern or cut pieces on top…..that is all new fabric ready to be stored. I have a problem though…..I have run out of storage. After only a year, my 18 cubby holes in my project desk, has no more room. I am seriously thinking about joining the fabriholics anonymous pledge.


The rest of the mess are project piles, or a scrap pile I need to sort. Luckily, I have two weeks to either complete the project piles or clean up my war zone. Thank you for vacation!!!

In the meantime, in celebrating these fabric purchases, here is my Sunday Stash for this week.  I purchased these fabrics, as I am loving the mustards, pale blues, reds, blacks + grays that have been appearing in a couple of recent lines.

The first ones are all from “Bark and Branch” by Eloise Renouf for Cloud 9 Fabrics. I purchased these from Hawthorne threads.EloiseRenouf

These cute low-volumes that continue the blue, black and mustards are from “Up, up & away” by Skinny laMinx for Cloud 9 Fabrics, also purchased at Hawthorne threads. SkinnyLaMinx

Finally, “Twigs” by Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics….purchased from Fabric Worm (as they were on sale).CharleyHarper_Dandelions

One last look at them all together, hopefully you can also see how fabulous these could be together. Now, to decide what to do with them???Mustard_Blue_Red_Grey_Black_collection

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth, for her second to last Sunday Stash.

25 thoughts on “A Mess + Sunday Stash {22.12.2013}

  1. Julie

    Thanks for posting pics of your sewing room! Mine looks very, very similar. I love the fabrics that you have put together! Can’t wait to see what you make with them. Any ideas yet?

  2. katechiconi

    I wish I had as much space as you do…. The piles are on my desk, on the floor, in the cupboard, and now, overflowing into the living room. I’m very lucky to have a room to myself, but it’s very small. Your fabrics are beautiful, and I quite see why you couldn’t do without them!

  3. clumsykristel

    Lots of gorgeous fabrics in there! I’d love to steal some of that from you ;D

    Your sewing room looks almost as bad as mine, alas mine is just a mess because I can’t seem to sort anything out, rather than because there’s much particularly special going on in there.

  4. Kay

    A girl can never have too much fabric! I don’t have a sewing room so my fabric lives in boxes under our bed, my husband has learned to live with it.

      1. Susan @TheBoredZombie.com

        Very cool! I could do either of those days. Is it something you have to sign up for?

        Probably good to go out in the world. I’m taking my dining room table to mom’s very soon and likely won’t have anywhere to work for a few weeks. 🙂

  5. a little bird made me

    My sewing room definitely looks worse – at least your pieces are folded! I have yards of fabric sort of rolled up and heaped on boxes overflowing with batting and canvas and…..it is too horrible to contemplate until Boxing Day when I plan to pack and sort it all and move into a new sewing room!!

  6. sarahschraw

    Sorry I know this is an old post but I’m still behind from Christmas. 🙂 I like that your stash purchases often include things I haven’t seen before! Very lovely stack.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you, sadly my room still looks very similar. I am waiting for my ikea shelves to be put up and I think I can get most of the things off the ground 🙂


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