WIP Wednesday – Floral Fabric Find

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If you’re anything like me, you have a fabric stash. You may also have a thread stash, a glitter stash, a bead stash, a notion stash, a hoop stash, a craft book stash… It just depends how much of a hoarder you are when it comes to craft supplies.

My favourite thing is rediscovering a piece of fabric or notion, and finally, a year after purchasing it, finding a perfect use for it.

024I purchased this piece of fabric at Darrell Thomas Textiles, a fabulous Ottawa shop that carries gorgeous gorgeous fabric and about half a million different types of buttons. A few times a year, they have remnant and sample sales, and I always make a point to go. I don’t think I’ve ever left empty handed!

I tried to use this fabric for hand embroidery a few times, but nothing ever worked. It’s a bit too busy and a bit too loosely woven.

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It’s perfect for cross stitch over two threads. I’m not sure why I never saw it, but as soon as it did, I knew I wanted to do something black and bold on there. I dug around the Tantes Zolder patterns and found this pretty one with a bee. Perfect!

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Do you ever “lose” something in your stash only to find it again when it’s the perfect time to use it?

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