Everyone has a secret wish list. You know, the things that you can’t justifying splurging on when there are groceries to be bought and electric bills to be paid, but they still tug gently on your heart. Personally, I don’t yearn for designer shoes or jewelry, splashy cars or fashionable evenings out. It might sound weird, but I lust for wool felt!
Is that strange? Maybe, but today I received my Wool Felt Swatch Pack from Prairie Point Junction. 78 beautiful, rich colors, calling to me! 78 6″ x 6″ samples to combine, stack, and figuratively, roll in! On the surface it might seem like a rather innocent infatuation, but I want to buy a piece of every color I pick up, but at $9.00 a yard, it would cost $351.00 to buy 1/2 yard of each. (Of course I did the math!)
I can’t justify that no matter how I try. So I got serious, and started pulling out the colors I thought I could live without. When I was done, the “don’t need” pile consisted of shamrock, Hallow’s Eve, and chartreuse. Okay, down to $337.50. Hmmm, make that $342.00…I added chartreuse back in!
You can see where this is going. I would LOVE to have a cupboard filled with all these colors. Truth be told I already have 30 colors stacked in my cupboard, but I want more! You never know when you’ll need a piece of peacock or vineyard to give the perfect finishing touch to a project. But with Christmas just around the corner, I’ll restrain from anything that is not directly needed for gifts. But I’ll keep my stack handy…and occasionally fan through the swatches, dreaming of owning all the colors…with matching DMC floss!
I know I’m not alone in this! What is your personal crafting supply weakness?