Fabric Free December?

Bali BatiksThis post appeared on the So Sew Easy Chatroom facebook page today;

Good morning ladies,
I posted a challenge yesterday about no fabric buying December and got an overwhelming response so I decided to make up some rules for it. Remember this is all in good fun,here we go:
1. You are not allowed to buy fabric in the entire month of December.
2. Going to a store and buying curtains,tablecloths, placements, towels etc and using these items for sewing counts as fabric in this instance.
3. Buying fabric from the remnant bin counts as fabric
4. You are allowed to go to a fabric store and buy zipper,thread,pins etc
5. You are allowed to go to the fabric store and touch the fabrics in case of emergencies
6. The exception is if you are sewing for a charitable organization than you are allowed to buy fabric.

Fabric stash 7. You are not a charitable organization!!!
8. If someone gives you fabric that’s OK
9. You are not allowed to beg for fabric.
Ok I think that’s it,feel free to add any rules you feel are missing from this challenge, thanks

Thanks to Lisa Olsen for the challenge!

I think I can do this, though it will be harder than the dry February that we do each year (like Sober October but three days  shorter!) Luckily the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate is at the end of November! The difficult part is having to go in a fabric shop for haberdashery and not falling for fabric at the same time! I’d better get that order into Minerva Crafts quick!

Anyone else up for the challenge?


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to Fabric Free December?

  1. Pemblebee says:

    Number 7 made me laugh out loud. He he he.


  2. amcclure2014 says:

    I was just thinking just as well the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate is at the end of November! I think I’ll be going on the Friday. Pity the ban is likely to cover the ‘sale’ season. My fabric stash is out of hand so I’m going to do this. I liked the cartoon.


  3. craftycreeky says:

    I have to admit that if the Harrogate show was included I probably wouldn’t have done it!! I’m hoping to go either Thursday or Friday, haven’t decided which yet, looking forward to it already though 🙂


  4. When I couldn’t afford snazzy pink wool fabric for a coat, I bought an old pink wool blanket off ebay- worked a treat!


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