Yes, that's right. I admit it. I have a bit of fabric on hand. Granted, I am fortunate that I sell it on eBay, gives me an excuse... the photo above is...well...a teeny tiny piece, a corner of one of 3 rooms with fabric...sigh...
When I go on a buying trip to south of Boston, it's an all day event, as one might expect. It's a 3 hour drive (if I've timed it wrong and find myself trying to edge my way into the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way down). Have to remember NOT to drink too much Dunkin' Donuts coffee on the way...can bit a bit tricky if I get caught in that!!
Then...I get there! Sometimes I have a list for Ricki to locate: "I need RJR # blah, blah...Timeless Treasures # whatever...and oh, do you have any Fossil Fern in purple?" So I stack up the bolts I want in little rows and then...joy oh joy, I head into the boxes! As a tactile person, this is the BEST! I sort through pound after pound of beautiful fabrics snagging all the ones I like.
There, I've said it: "...the ones I like" ~ yes, I choose fabrics I like!!! It's like archeology or "mining" as we say at work (a historical society) ~ that's it...I'm mining!! Looking for the "gem" in the boxes of fabrics ~ the undamaged pieces of colorful fabric that would make a lovely...well, I don't know...but it's lovely!
So, that is where my eBay fabrics come from ... a trip into the warehouse, digging through box after box and "mining"...looking for the perfect fabric for well, whatever! Perfect for me, perfect for the creative ideas I have and will have and perfect for the customers who stop by! There we go...right, customers!! It's not all about me! PHEW!! I do it all for them!!! Whooo hooo, I am FREE!!!
(okay, maybe not, but it sounded good, didn't it?)
So, stop by my eBay store and see what "gems" I have snagged recently. It's fun!
Oh...and if you'd like, let me know if there is something particular you are looking for ... I'd LOVE TO SEARCH FOR IT!!! Muahahaha!