Um, see all that fabric goodness? Guess what?? I stole it! Well, not really, but close to it. Sadly the store Project Anthologies is going out of business, hosting a huge blowout sale to liquidate their inventory, and I went right ahead and took advantage. I ordered eight yards of fabric - including Anna Marie Horner, Pat Bravo, some Cloud 9 organic - plus an adorable Sarah Jane embroidery pattern and some No-Sew Fabric Glue (haven't yet tried glue basting, but I will!) for $26! That's like $3.25 a yard with a pattern and glue tossed in for free - see? A steal! I hate seeing small fabric businesses close, I truly do, but I suppose someone was going to buy up their fabric at a bargain, so I'm glad my stash could benefit even if it was in that schadenfruede sort of way. (I'll be linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash - pop over if you'd like more fabric eye candy!)
And below is the after - all my recent fabric purchases worked into my stash instead of in piles, ironing board off to the side so it stays useful and not heaped with odd things, cutting table turned and closer to my sewing table (two perks - now my rolling chair stays on the plastic mat between sewing machine and swiveling to use my laptop, also, I have declared the corner "Mom's personal space - no kids allowed!" and since it's more boxed in, they have a harder time getting past security than when the area was wide open ; ) Now I just need to hurry up and finish my Mini Quilt Color Study so I can have some inspiration up in the blank spaces. I have already finished my blue Arches quilt - I'll show that off this coming week.
And I upgraded my ironing board! (It's off to the right of my cutting table under the eave in the pic above.) Now I have a fancy rest thingy for my hot iron AND a place underneath to store my starch and extra vodka. But really it just being off on it's own is the best part - my husband is enjoying not having to unearth it every time he needs to iron a shirt : )
One last plug before I get to the really fun part of today's post... we're two weeks away from starting the 30/30 Sewing Challenge! I created the challenge to help make sewing a daily habit and to carve out time to sew just for me. If this sounds like a fun idea to you - or like a habit you want to start for you, too, then please join me for the month of March to have fun sewing just for you! All the details are right here. Planning to participate? Grab the button and circle March 1st on your calendar!
Ok, so guess what today is? Yes, yes, it's Valentine's Day, but even better - it's my 2 year blogoversary and I'm giving away a $25 gift certificate to Westwood Acres Fabric to celebrate! They're one of my most favorite online shops, carrying many gorgeous precut modern fabric bundles, as well as patterns to use all that fabric goodness for.
To enter, leave me a comment below telling me what your plans are for this special holiday - what do you have planned for your Valentine? If you follow BBD on either Bloglovin' or Facebook, let me know in a separate comment for a second entry.
*The fine print: The drawing is closed!
I'll draw a winner at random, announce it here on my blog and notify the winner via email.
The giveaway is open to everyone, but if you're a no-reply/anonymous commenter,
be sure to include your email address in your comment so I can notify you!