Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crafting Hangover

Tiny clothes!  Irresistible!
Auntie Kate left us this morning, heading home to her clean, whine-free house.  And me?  I'm left in my own living room, staring at what can only be interpreted as the remnants of some sort of drunken fabric binge, complete with blackouts.   Fat quarters scattered everywhere, pieces of doll clothes awaiting some skilled hand to finish their assembly, tissue paper pattern pieces blown every which way by the ceiling fan...it looks like some sort of fabric arts crime scene.

4 pattern envelopes for doll clothes?  4?  Was that necessary

A slippery slope...
Maybe Kate and I should have skipped that second trip to Joann's Fabrics.  It seemed so innocent.  But did we really believe we would pick up only a few more needed odds and ends?  Why didn't Larry hide my car keys?

We brought Rachel and Susie with us, too, thinking that would limit the time we could spend in the store.  Instead we bribed the little innocents with pretty fabric and promises of  submarine sandwiches.  Contributing to the delinquency of minors, that's where our out-of-control crafting habits have led us.  I'm so ashamed.  And Lord only knows how many cute doll outfits I promised to make them during my frenzy.  It's all a blur.

Any bored seamstresses out there need something to do this week?


  1. I am trying to learn to sew so I can make little doll clothing...but I live a little too far from you...

  2. my sister and i have the same problem in scrapbooking stores:)

  3. I'm so overbooked that I bribed my mom to make a tote bag for my daughter. What you need is a nice bored retired person to help out. ;)

  4. If only my MIL were your neighbor--that woman is a wiz with a needle!

  5. Craft hangover regret is the worst.

  6. I am full of good intentions...

  7. Fabric arts crime scene... Contributing to the delinquency of minors... Your words are a sight for sore eyes this morning!

    It's a good thing my boys aren't into scrapbooking, or I'd be raising the next generation of The Sopranos.

  8. Yikes! I can see that your Kate is as dangerous as mine!

  9. You've aptly tapped into the DANGERS of multigenerational crafting with this post.



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