I am flawed when it comes to buying fabric. I buy just what is needed for a project. If I do an impulse fabric purchase, which are few and far between, it is usually for half a yard or under. I use up what I have with very little left over, and my fabric stash can fit into a small drawer. This may not sound like a flaw to you. But when I went looking through my stash for yardage for Craft Hope pillowcases, I was only able to come up with enough fabric for two pillowcases, and that is only because Megan gave me two soccer cuts at the beginning of summer to make a case for Noah. That was hardly enough yardage to fulfill the quota I wanted to make.
I went to JoAnn's with Noah Friday morning. Of course we were pounced on by everyone, especially one really irritating man, asking how he got out of school. Even though the guy was rubbing me the wrong way, to save the delicate and precarious reputation of homeschooling moms everywhere, I politely smiled and answered all the "socialization" questions and such like. Anyway, I came home with lots of pillowcase yardage. I used this tutorial to make the cases.
I decided that from now on if the Craft Hope project is something for kids, half of what I make will go to the project and the other half will go to the missionary closet at church. It's only fair that the kids of missionaries get something to show them that they are loved too!
You might be wondering what steps I'm going to take to remedy my fabric flaw. I will just HAVE to buy more yardage to keep on hand! You know, just in case I need to make a batch of nine pillowcases again. I did make nine, even though only eight are pictured. There is a soccer one on Noah's bed. Thank you, Meg!