Saturday, January 21, 2012

Twelve Yards of Muslin

My creative spirit kind of went into hibernation after the holidays. I couldn't seem to get inspired to begin anything new. I decided to go shopping last week at all of my favorite fabric, craft and art stores to see if I could jump start my creative spirit with some new materials.

I bought some fabric pens and some watercolors from Utrect Art Store and then visited a few fabric stores and bought some half yard pieces of print fabric that I thought would inspire me, I sat in the car and looked at my purchases and thought 'now what?' I decided to go to Hancock Fabrics on my way home.

I walked around the store with that 'I don't know what I'm looking for but I'll know it when I see it' attitude. They had a great sale going on but there wasn't anything I really wanted. Then I saw a sign that said $1.00 off all cotton muslin fabrics.

I found a bolt of bleached white cotton muslin for $1.99 a yard. The bolt hadn't been cut yet. The fabric was a close weave, sturdy and had a good weight and there was 12 yards on the bolt. Suddenly, I could see all of the possibilities that this plain white bolt of fabric could become. Instead of white, I could see rainbows of color and prints.

Who knew that this was the inspiration I was looking for and what a great bargain. With the $1.00 off per yard, I got all twelve yards of 45" fabric for $12.00. I couldn't wait to get it home.

I pulled out all of my paints and supplies and instead of thinking 'now what?' I was thinking 'what first?'

I am beginning a new creative journey with my 12 yards of muslin. I can't wait to see what and how many projects my plain white cotton fabric will inspire.

I will share my creative journey here with you. I'll keep you posted on each new project.

1 comment:

  1. What a great bargain and oh so many possibilities:)