I was browsing through my photo archives and found this folder of three photos. These were taken one year ago. My how time flies. I had almost forgotten these fabulous purchases because they sit in a "Project" drawer. Most of these pieces of fabric are small 1/8th yard of silks that I thought I would make some flower brooches with. The gray rolled bit is elastic that is very sturdy and I did use some of it when I made some cuff bracelets. This Autumn which is here already would be a really good time for me to dig out that "Project" drawer and get busy. It is a shame that the money represented here isn't gaining any "interest" as it sits hidden away untouched.
Now this little pile is of delicious ribbons. Very special ribbons that I just could not resist. I was in Portland Oregon and absolutely had to visit a shoppe I had always heard about named "The Ribbonry". Immediately upon entering the door I was on complete ribbon, lace and button overload. The magic in that room was beyond what I could comprehend. I just wanted to buy everything I saw in every direction I turned. However this tiny bit of fluff I could not leave behind did come home with me. After all it is my investment in my future happiness. I have used a bit of this however it is definitely time to open the ribbon box and put some of this to good use. I see some Autumn colors in here that I should definitely be enjoying.
Then around the corner was a wonderful fabric shop. Neat clean and ever so expensive. I purchased these two pieces without having anything in mind. Due to the outrageous prices of the fabrics I didn't buy very much and so I am struggling with what to make that will be timeless and fit me and not need much material. The floral fabric has the softest touch and is in my favorite colors which remind me of a peacock.
Well, this has been a trip down memory lane for me as I found these photos of a road trip we took and enjoyed very much just last Autumn. Now I am inspired to actually so something with the beautiful fabrics and laces I have.
Why is it so difficult for me to "Use the Good Stuff"? I am always saving everything and then someone else gets to enjoy it instead of me. This is something I shall work on changing.
I am thinking of my 2011 word...NOW. Now is a great time to use my beautiful fabrics and laces.
Blissful inspirations to each of you...