04 February 2010

My Creative Space 'she who dies with the most fabric WINS'

Greetings all,
Wow, that was a quick turn around to another Thursday!!  The children went back to school & pow, it's time for My Creative Space offering this week . . . my TIDY fabric stacks.  I have been sewing, but with my new sewing project - making cushions for chemotherapy patients at Calvary Hospital, i sorted through every single piece of fabric i have in the entire studio.  These are just my 'feature' fabrics, all lining, plain & coordinates are in 6 large tubs under my trestle tables.  Yes, i'm spoilt for space.
There is a great saying 'she who dies with the most fabric wins' & i think i could well be a contender to the Fabric Olympics or World Championships for sure.  I have to admit, i do churn through these piles at a good pace.  Maybe a fabric relay, steple chase (hurdles made of fabric) or marathon might be my event??
across one wall in my studio (which is 2 open plan rooms) are 3 giant floor to ceiling racks of fabric, sorted into categories, Amy Butler if front & centre, then piles including jersey, vinyls, muslin & all my precious feature fabrics - like my floral pile here in close up (the polar fleeces & wool padding are in a mound of their own!!)
these are end of bolts which are still favourites & popular
most of my Japanese printed fabrics
my Cath Kidston collection of upholstery weight fabrics, collecting for 9 years now!!
& some Cath Kidston oil cloth + Marimekko plastics, so yummy to work with (plus my muslin colours for baby wraps)
my slight obsession for Babuhska prints . . .
So there you have it.  I took out about 50 yards of fabric (no kidding) to use up on my charity sewing & some grab bags for the markets.  Feeling very zen with my tidy stacks & ready for a big weekend of sewing for markets & getting back into production.  Love Posie

54 comments:

VintageVicki said...

OMG what a collection :) I love the russian doll fabric best.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I have been gazing at your pictures ... that's an amazing collection. I think you are in contention for winning!!!

Your cushion project for the hospital sounds wonderful too.

Corrie said...

you put me to shame! you definitely have the biggest stash I've ever seen!!!!!! oh I can't wait till my new russian doll fabrics arrive!

Corrie:)

Jodie said...

Wow that is a lot of fabric. Love how it looks so nice and neat. Enjoying your blog this year, keep it up.

Sally said...

Geeezzzz!
That's a lotta fabric. Love it.... and wishing that I lived next door!!!

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Fabric heaven!!!! What a gorgeous stash, I'd spend hours just looking at it and stroking all that fabric yumminess.

Do you have any Momo Wonderland Butterflies in that stash of yours? I soooooooo wish I'd bought these when I had the chance.

Please invite me over to help unpack your fabric when you move to Brissie, I'd love to help you stack your shelves with all that loveliness. :-)

Anna - tillytom.com.au said...

Absolutely fabulous collection Posie. I am very envious of all those gorgeous threads, how do you get anything done - I would spend hours gazing and flicking through all those beautiful fabrics! Gosh, makes me want to go out and buy just a little bit more for a rainy day. You always leave such wonderful comments on my blog, thankyou : )

yardage girl said...

WOW that is the biggest and best stash I've ever seen! It's like a fabric lolly shop in there! Nic

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Just divine!

m.e (Cathie) said...

are you serious!!!
that fabric stash of yours is as big as our house!!
it definitely is a fabric lolly shop..wow

Jessica Cangiano said...

Words escape me...I think I've died and gone to fabric heaven. Your collection is an inspiration to fabric aficionados the world over. Thank you for sharing these swoon-worthy shots with us!

Wishing you a splendid Thursday & blissfully wonderful month of February!
♥ Jessica

life and the memoirs said...

Wow!! What an amazing collection you have! What an inspiring environment for you to be working in :)

Jay @ Finki said...

wowser...i thought i was going great guns with my 7 man sized tubs, but you sure take the cake....I love them all too. From what I could see n e way. you have great taste ( :

Posie Patchwork said...

All these comments my husband is going to realise that no, not everyone has or needs or covets or hoards this much fabric. I'm totally busted now. I guess sewing is my full time career & i share the love. Love Posie

Muriƫl said...

Wow, you DO have a lot of fabric!
Have fun with it!

The Sewing Dork said...

Ah, it's like a fabric store right in your own home. Gorgeous quilts can only come of that!

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie said...

I love all you collection of fabrics. Amazing.

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz
http://www.decoratingideas101.com
http://yahgie.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Holy moley. I think I just drooled on my keyboard.

Thea said...

My mouth literally dropped open when I saw this. You have more fabric than us and I sell it :) Lovely that you are using some for a good cause.

Jodie said...

Oh ! Um ! Oh ! Almost speechless...

Lizzie said...

OK - you won..........wow!
Lizzie
XXX

Kuka said...

oooh boy! all those stacks of fabric in a row - I just want to touch them!
What a great stash!

Tracey said...

yep... you win :)

I love that you're donating cucshions to the hospital.
I have thought about doing the same with my newly acquired crochet skills. Haven't got there yet.

I'm Proud of you Posie

Tracey x

sue said...

Wow Posie that is an amazing stash of fabric, just like having your own fabric shop in your house but you dont have to sell any of it. I think my wool stash would be just as big to tell you the truth but I dont think I could photograph it! Your cushions sound like a wonderful idea.

Little Angel Little Devil said...

oh oh oh so green with envy!!! I'm one of the lucky who have been priveleged to stand in that very room and gaze (with tears in my eyes)at the sheer awesomeness !

XX Rach

Julie said...

You win!!!

I think it could be very dangerous posting photos like that, you might become the victim of "fabric stalkers".

Posie Patchwork said...

Um, have to say, my husband does worry sometimes that he'll come home to find me lying trapped under a pile of fabric. Anyway who has been involved in a fabric avalanche will assure you, it's heavy & yes, old ladies with cats have nothing to fear compared to our dangerous work!! Love Posie

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Thats ... just... overwelming...

clare's craftroom said...

Yep you win !

edward and lilly said...

WOWZERS! That's a lot of fabric, I'm so jealous not only of your fabric but also all the space you have to store it!

Kate said...

You win, you win! I am super impressed by the neatness and order. I love that you love it and use it and enjoy it too.X

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm showing hubby this post so he will stop complaining about my stash ;)
And I'm booking a ticket to rob you in your sleep lol! Awesome Posie xox

Gilly said...

OMG I have fabric envy - wow!

Kate said...

Amazing collection!

Sarah said...

{sharp intake of breath..} Wow! Your fabric stash is awesome! I thought I had a lot of fabric but IT IS NOTHING compared to your patchwork pavillion!

Michelle said...

What an amazng fabric collection - you really are spoilt for choice!

moose and bird said...

Are you serious? Those photos look like they have been taken inside a fabric shop. I didn't think any single person owned that much fabric. Maybe I'm jealous. Have a lovely weekend. Melinda xo

mondo cherry said...

I am turning green at the thought of those piles of fabric. Tell me they don't always look so lovely and neat?! I am especially jealous of the pile of Cath Kidston fabric...
Clare x

Stacey said...

Now Posie, that is just a ridiculous amount of fabric!!

One pair of Hands said...

Wow! I am definitely feeling better now. My stash is small bikkies compared to yours.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh my pie! you are not messing about when it comes to fabric stash!

I fold!

Have a brilliant weekend,

Sarah x

Tammy James said...

OMGoodness! Now THAT is a fabric stash! Good to hear you do turn it over and work through it and what wonderful organisation!

plushka said...

Ohhhh, you win!!! My four containers with fabric treasures look so tiny compare to your stash!!!! I love the way you store them, much more convenient then mine!

Bobo Bun said...

Speechless about wishing I could have a rootle around all those shelves. Doubt you made too much of a dent in it all.

Very impressed that you make time to sew for charity.

Lisa x

Selina said...

I thought I had some stored fabric but now after seeing your collection I figured I CAN BUY SOME MORE!!

HeadsUp said...

I just had to show my husband your mountains of material as he thought I was addicted to fabric!@~#!

Again, a big thank you for offering to make cushions. For those that don't know: all patients at Zita Mary at Calvary Hospital, as of last week, are receiving a bone shaped cushion on their first day of chemotherapy. Woo-hoo. How excited they will be to have your beautiful material Jennie!! xoxo

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, my jaw has dropped. Amazing. I think you have already won my dear!

About Mathilda's Market said...

Hi Jennie, this is unbelievable. I wish I had just a fraction of your fabric, it looks gorgeous. And yes my husband doesn’t understand my collection of softies. I just can’t resist them. Mind you I don’t anywhere near as many as you do!

Penny said...

OH...

MY...

GOODNESS!!

You TOTALLY win Rosie Posie. No competition :P

Rosalind said...

SO JEALOUS in the nicest possible way. I could have stood in your studio and drooled for ages the other day :-)

Kirsty said...

No doubt...you've outstashed everyone.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

OMG! I'm in heaven, no YOUR in heaven. Yes I've heard that saying and I'd say that you are close.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Excuse me as I wipe away the drool!

My Love is..... said...

OMG you are the stash queen.... how I would love to spend the arvo roaming through your studio ;)