For the June TIF challenge one of the things Sharon said was “So this month the idea to think about is stories that are and stories that are possible” in relation to our stash. Now I have a stash of quilting fabric that spans 23 years, scrapbooking supplies that span 13 years, beading supplies from the past couple of years as well as yarn. This should be an easy topic for me, but I have been drawing a complete blank. Instead of find myself thinking of the story that wasn’t.
It was the thick of winter in Minnesota and I walked into the LQS to find this fabulous bundle of tropical fabrics. I just had to have them, but in this case inspiration was fleeting. I took that bundle home, scanned them into EQ6 and played with designs but nothing inspired me. I went to may stash to find fabrics to pull to go with these fabrics, again nothing.. So through the winter months into what could loosely be called spring and on to the storm season we are currently in, these fabrics sat in a forlorn little pile waiting to be used. I suppose I could put them away in my stash, or even give them away, but instead I think I will use them for this months challenge and give them a story.
Our bedroom is painted Caribbean blue and I am thinking perhaps I can make these into pillows or even a bed scarf. My goal for this months challenge is to just come up with the design as I have very little free time this month with some other projects going, and obviously this will be a departure from my normal postcard sized piece. Hopefully by the end of the month, I will have a design to post.