Very Favorite Things
I have one of those five or maybe it's 10 gallon plastic bins full of fabric that I've done some sort of surface design (SD) technique on (and 17 more bins full just waiting for me).
I used to save my "special fabrics" for something "special" but a few months ago, I ditched that stupid idea and now I always go to my SD bin for any and every project.
EVERYTHING I make is special.
Maybe not to you or anyone else...but it is to me.
And I've found that I love working on a project that much more - if that's even possible - because of the beauty of the fabrics I'm using.
And in my mind...they're beautiful.
Some of these scraps are smaller than my hand, and there are those that think I'm a little wacky for "wasting my time" on them...
but I LOVE, L-O-V-E, love every little smidgeon.
Most of what I have, has been given to me, bought at a yard sale or thrift store
- or - are clothes that I've cut up.
I've dyed, painted, batiked, burned, melted, stamped, stenciled, written on, mono printed, rusted, done image transfer...and pretty much anything else you can do to a piece of fabric...
and can't WAIT to try the next thing.
As Sue Benner taught me, and my mentor, Carol Holsopple has reminded me - over and over...
Layer, Layer, Layer.
And Wow! It really does make a difference.
Anyway...I really MUST get back to the play room.
I have 18 bins of fabric that are demanding my attention!!!