Is That Strange?

Is That Strange?

Rainbow stack of wool felt for crafting.
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?      

Kimara

3 Comments

  1. I am in love with the Knit Picks Harmony Wood needles. I have the amazing set of interchangeable circular needles… but I am lusting after the rest of them… all those DPNs and Straight Needles. I really have no need for them. My bamboo collection is quite extensive and I have enough metal needles to fill in the gaps… but ohhh would I love to have all the Harmony Wood ones. They make me smile just looking at them and they are a dream to knit with! So smooth, great points, beautiful… a dream! I guess that is my totally unnecessary crafting obsession for the moment.

  2. ummm, I know this is a post to one of your earlier ones… but
    I have so much fabric you cannot shake a stick at it.. the stick would run away.
    Then there is the wool yarn (I was a good girl and got rid of anything that was not wool or cotton)
    Old antique buttons
    and anything else that strikes my fancy.
    Seriously I need a spare room in my home just for my craft room… then I need more time to do it!

    1. I have that spare room you speak of… and an attic closet… (6′ x 18′) AND my cabinets and filing cabinets where I design. I passed addiction a long time ago 🙂 Love to hear about others, tho, makes me feel less crazy 😉

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