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I am a Fabric Hoarder. Yup I hoard fabric. I buy fabric. I store and keep piles of fabric waiting for that special project. I buy fabric that looks nice, or feels nice, even if I have no idea what it is or what to do with it. I am a Fabric Hoarder.

I'm definitely a Fabric Hoarder: look what I could do in 1 hour at the last Farbic-a-brac!

I’m definitely a Fabric Hoarder: look what I could do in 1 hour at the last Farbic-a-brac! But such bargains, and such beauty (the bag of small goodies cost me $1 and was chock full of lace and beautiful applique flowers).

Right. Now that’s out in the open, who am I? I am a Brit living in wonderful Wellington, New Zealand. Before moving to NZ over 5 years ago I had never sat behind a sewing machine (although I had made a few clothes by hand: more about the 70s style hipster hooped flares I made at uni when I can find the photos!) – one wind swept night in Palmerston North I turned up at a night class for Beginners Sewing. Two hours later I stumbled out, wide eyed and hooked on this new drug called ‘sewing’. Since then I haven’t looked back! Although I confess I spend more time thinking and reading about sewing than I do actually sewing! Oh and looking and pouring over my fabric and finds:

Look at all that for a $1 grab bag at the end of Fabric-a-brac 2013 :)

Look at all that for a $1 grab bag at the end of Fabric-a-brac 2013 🙂

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Pretty lace

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Beautiful applique – about 20 of each of these! Looking forward to using these on garments for The Little Lady

Most of the time I sew for me (I’m a weird shape, which is what got me into sewing in the first place!). Recently I have started sewing for my new Little Lady – time to use up my remnants sewing in miniature! And very occasionally I sew for my Husband – well I’ve sewn him a dickie-bow so far, I owe him: trousers, shirts, hoodies! I’ve got some hoodies lined up for him in my project list 🙂

I also sew with The Fabric Hoarders – which is a group I set up in 2010 with a fellow fabric hoarder. The group meets one Sunday a month. We bring along our machines and projects, and spend a day sewing, chatting and generally enjoying fabric and sewing in each others’ company. Do check us out at the link below:

http://www.meetup.com/Wellington-fabric-hoarders/

Hope to see you there sometime 🙂 Until then – happy sewing!

mmm Fabric! About 50% of my stash: some serious organisation required!

mmm Fabric! About 50% of my stash: some serious organisation required!

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