Monday, September 14, 2009
Board Member Blog by Jenna
I joined the Scrap Exchange Board in August 2008 and immediately felt like I needed to have more creativity in my life. I started poking around in the store and thinking about what I could make and quite frankly, I got overwhelmed by the possibilities. I had heard about the yearly warehouse fabric sale and decided to check it out in October 2008.
When I got there and I started searching through the bins of fabric, it came to me - pillows - I would make pillows for our bed. I was not deterred by the fact that I had never made a pillow before or that I had no idea how much fabric I would need. I picked out my fabric, got it home, and proceeded to do absolutely nothing with it until July 2009.
Why did it take so long? I got busy. I found other “projects” that needed doing. The truth is I was missing a key piece of knowledge to make my pillow dream a reality. I know how to do basic sewing but I had no idea how to put in a zipper. I waited to see my mom in California so that she could teach me how to do it. Once I knew how to put in a zipper, there was no stopping me. In one afternoon, I was able to make three pillows for our bed.
I must say, I love them. I think what I love even more is that I was able to make some beautiful things I look at everyday with $5 worth of fabric that, if not for the Scrap Exchange, would have ended up in the landfill. So if you have a pillow dream or any other dream that involves fabric (or really anything else), you should definitely check out the Scrap Exchange before you head anywhere else.