Stashing or Hoarding: Admitting you have a problem is the first step.
Like most cross stitchers or hobbyists in general, even while working on my most current WIP (or 2), I have my next project (or five) in mind. And they are normally not in any particular order. However, as I have intimated, I am not quick to finish my projects. Ahem, Tardis. I will be thrilled if I am able to get five (or two) done in 2022. And being the optimist that I am, I have at least five (or 10) other projects I want to do already. I have a few (or several) with the floss and fabric ready to go. There is one (or 2) for which I just have the pattern. Then I may have a couple (or 6) that I have bought fabric for because the fabric was just “perfect” for a specific pattern. But, at some point, it begs the question: how many of these do we (or me) have to have to consider ourselves hoarders? I mean, my cross stitch supplies fit in the storage container(s) I have for them, so I think I am okay for now. Right?
Now to address the Blooming Daisies Crafts inventory: prior storage limitations contributed to my husband and me moving into this larger house. The closet (also known as the warehouse) in my office has (only) 2 mobile shelving units filled with fabric. Then, in the workspace or main part of the office, I have (only) 2 more shelving units filled with stored fabric. Sadly, I cannot even tell you that all this material is represented on my website or eBay site for sale. Amending this faux pas is on my list of “to do” items. However, I still look at and order new fabrics. UGH. This situation is contained in the one room (for now) so I still consider it a collection because this suits me. And my entire inventory (both present and future) has potential for greatness.
The move to greatness is slow moving though. I used to work a part time job in the morning five days a week. When I decided to concentrate more on Blooming Daisies Crafts, I cut back to only four days-taking Fridays off to work on my business. I planned to sew and post new product every Friday morning. I had the best intentions. Believe me when I say that I am not complaining, but business has been so good that those mornings are now used for order fulfillment. I sometimes get special requests that take extra time to do. Just recently, I was able to make a new travel bag for scroll rods. As I have said, I am not going to complain because I love making people happy with my product. At Blooming Daisies Crafts, we help to bring your ideas to life.
Today, I am including a picture of a small portion of my stash. If you see material that you like, let me know. If you are looking for something special or would like to change a lining, for example, contact me as I might already have the perfect fabric in my stash. It really is no problem!
Blooming Daisies Crafts is celebrating Palindrome Week by highlighting two “holiday” product! This week’s highlighted product is Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day merchandise! Blooming Daisies Crafts inventory is Needle Minders heavy and includes two of the cutest St. Patrick’s Day Nurse’s Caps. Order today to enjoy them all month long!
Mardi Gras Needle Minders:
St. Patrick’s Day Nurses Caps:
Woodstock St. Patrick’s Cap - and my ebay store link for caps!
St. Patrick’s Needle Minders:
St. Patrick - Can’t Pinch This (and tell me you didn’t just sing - can’t touch this)
St Patricks’ Day Lip Balm Holder