Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Destash Sale Coming!



In order to avoid a visit from the Hoarders television crew, I have decided it is time to part with some of my beloved fabrics. As you can see, my stash might be just a little bit out of control. And this is just a little part of it. There's much, much more. 

Don't get me wrong, seeing all these mountains of fabrics everyday brings me great joy. But I could sew every day until eternity and still not use it all up. Plus, there is always something new to buy!

And then there might be one other little reason I want to unload some of these precious beauties:

Don't laugh at me.... I went and fell in love with Blythe dolls. (If you aren't sure what a Blythe is, just search for them in Flickr and you can see millions of people's prized dollies, all complete with handmade outfits and custom hair-dos). A few of my favorites are here and here and here. (Yes Katy, I have a crush on your girls). I got these two little miniature Blythe dolls at Target to help tide me over until I can get my hands on the real thing - 


They are super cute and Happy Meal sized, and best of all, cheap. But the real deals are 12 inches tall, imported from Asia and expensive. So, I'm cashing in some of my stash to pay for this new frivolous obsession. Plus, Mark is not really on board with the idea of his wife starting a doll collection that Lucy is not allowed to touch, so this is my only way!

Okay, I know you are all saying "who cares about Blythe, Megan, what are you getting rid off???"


I have a fat quarter bundle of 19 different prints from Amy Butler's Lotus collection, my favorite line she ever produced. I'm still in the process of making a king sized Lotus quilt for our bed, and this is some of what I have to spare. Most of these prints have been out of print for awhile now and some are impossible to find.

I also put together a fat quarter bundle from Tula Pink's Flutterby line, which I fell for well after printing and ordered from all over the country. 


Lots of rare japanese fairy tale prints to go through - I'm still not sure what is going or staying. They are hard to let go of but I know they will make someone else very happy!



And I may just be letting go of a Flea Market Fancy layer cake or two! I purchased these from an Australian quilt shop about a year and a half ago and they include lots of desirable prints, even brown posies and grey bouquet. I'm adding a few extra prints from my own stash to sweeten the deal.(****I should also add here that these were made up by a quilt shop and do not include every FMF print, but enough for a good sized quilt!)


I do want to state here that I have never destashed fabric before and it does make me a bit uncomfortable because I do not want to be perceived as a gouger. All of these fabrics are rare and hard to find, and I am not trying to make a large profit from them, just get the value I put into them and buy myself a new Blythe! And hopefully in turn make their new owner happy.

Lucy just went to sleep so I am spending the evening going through everything else. I am thinking of adding some Uptown, Lush, Munki Munki, Heather Ross, Neptune, maybe some more FMF and even a little Anna Maria Bohemian to the list. 
If you are interested in anything here or are looking for something in particular let me know. I just wanted to let you all have a crack at it before I list it on Etsy. Please email me at meggied23 at hotmail (dot) com. if you need more info.

And don't worry, this will still be a quilting blog. But I might have to show you a cute Blythe doll every now and then:)

****Just wanted to let you all know I've already got a lot of inquiries so please don't be upset if I can't answer your email until tomorrow early afternoon:)



23 comments:

  1. wow, you have an incredible stash!

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  2. Just emailed you - hope I'm lucky!

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  3. Now I don't feel so bad about my stash! I just emailed you

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  4. I fell in love with Blythe dolls also. I went to Tokyo to buy one at Junie Moon but what I learned is that I really love Blythe dolls in pictures. And I love taking pictures of them, but not so much in 3D. I was worried if I bought one, she'd be stuck away in a cupboard until I was ready to photograph her.

    I understand your love of them (try valentine westphal on flickr for great Blythe dresses in modern fabrics!)

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  5. Ohh, destashing! Can't wait to see your etsy listings! =)

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  6. LOL! I worked in the opposite direction. I had 3 Blythe dolls and 4 Little Big Eye dolls (the American counterparts) and sold them when I started my fabric addiction. I guess I decided... I am not a dress up doll person. I just loved getting the sheep's wool to brush and dye and style. Maybe I missed my calling. Maybe I should make weaves for Blythe. HaHa. Enjoy them!

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  7. love your japanese fabrics! that elusive pink peter pan... my i would love me some of that!

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  8. Is it too late to put my hand up for the FMF?

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  9. i am in! Let us know when we can scoop em up!

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  10. Hi!

    Looking for anything with birds and of course Heather Ross-would love to get some! You have an amazing stash---how can you part with it?

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  11. Now that is a stash! I am feeling quite calm about my tiny (I wish) little bundles now. It will be hard saying goodbye but I suppose you must, if only to make room for more.

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  12. So funny about the Blythe dolls. We named our daughter Anna Blythe, so I discovered the Blythe dolls when I was Googling her name before she was born (you know, to make sure I didn't name her after a mass murderer--doesn't everyone do that??). They are adorable and I had fun looking at all the pictures online--good luck in shopping for yours!

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  13. I think I just had a teeny tiny heart attack......emailed you, thanks for offering this Megan! Incredible stash

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  14. and of course now I have to go research these little dollies....because they are cute (and I only have little boys, so all things girlie appeal to me!)

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  15. Brave you! Good luck with your destash!

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  16. i love blythe too! i used to be the girl's buyer for FAO Schwarz so my office was filled with dolls. in fact, my avatar is a korean collector doll doll called a pipos doll! love your stash..esp the japanese fairy tale prints.

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  17. What an amazing stash!!! I'd love the japanese print and some of Tula Pink's Flutterby line. I also love surprises!
    Enjoy your new addiction!
    Gina

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  18. Fun stash! And the dolls remind me of Little Kiddles when I was a little kiddo! I LOVED them!
    p.s. Come share your home-made halloween costume:
    http://www.sewmanymamas.com/2010/10/easy-halloween-costume.html

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  19. Holy guacamole that's a lot of lovely fabric!

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  20. Be proud of your stash girl! Think of yourself as a curator :)

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  21. ha ha ha - your stash is WAY out of control. Destashing feels amazing, especially when you can go shopping for dolls and doll stuff afterwards! Good luck!!!!

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  22. My mom and I have been bitten by the Blythe bug hard - I just sent her the link to the Target dolls after seeing this post. And I finally bit the bullet and bought my first Blythe myself after reading this! After a good yarn destash of course :)

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