I had a nice post planned for today that was all about thrifting and materialism and stuff like that, but I got massively derailed during lunchbreak when I placed the order for my Etsy shipping supplies. Somehow, it had not occurred to me that 100+ cardboard mailers probably weigh a lot and (subsequently) cost an outrageous sum to be shipped to me. I had a little is the decimal in the wrong place? moment when I calculated shipping on my first order and ended up settling for slightly more expensive mailers with slightly cheaper S+H. I find it so ironic that I am paying lots of money to have things sent to me that I will then turn around and send to other people.
This whole Etsy thing had better work, folks.
Okay, rant out of the way. You want to see the fabric, right? Given my time shortage, I’m going to keep this short: All the fabric in the photos below is up for grabs, for free (unless you want to donate to my setting-up-an-Etsy-shop fund). If you want some, leave a comment below describing it as well as you can so people know what’s taken. Sorry about the grainy photos, and remember that the colors on the monitor may not be true to life. Also, I can’t vouch for fabric content on any of this stuff but if you leave me a note I’ll give you my best guess.
Locals: it would be very helpful if you could come by my house next Saturday or Sunday afternoon to pick your fabric up. I’ll email you to arrange a time.
Non-locals: Er, this is more complicated. If you want some fabric, I guess I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the shipping. That would be good practice for me and means that we won’t have to mess with checks and stuff.
Paula’s Fabric Fest will close on
Friday at 5:00 pm.
[ANOTHER UPDATE: I think I’m going to shut it down now to keep things from getting more complicated. Thanks for participating! This will probably happen again in the future when I decide that I don’t need the pieces I kep…
I’ve marked off the pieces that have been taken: Mavis is yellow, Meg is green, and Lauri is magenta.]
SMALL PIECES (roughly 6×6 inches to 12×18 inches)
MEDIUM PIECES (roughly 1/2 yard – 2 yards)
From top: barkcloth scraps, wool pieces (cut out for a pattern and never sewn), polyester doubleknit, knit, and 2 curtains with an off-white and beige print
From top: Wal-mart twin sheet, large piece of striped cotton, 2 kinds of all-cotton pillowcases, and misc vintage cotton/poly sheets (a couple of them have been cut into)