Moving the Fabric

Part of me feels badly for having been away from the blog for so long now…but I know that logically this makes no sense so I try not to let the guilt get to me.  Things have definitely been busy around here.  I’m quite certain there is a little gnome or some (hopefully cute) little creature bringing more and more boxes to the house.  No matter how quickly I unpack and sort and organize – the stack of boxes just keeps getting bigger! Anyway, moving is not exactly the funnest or most creative thing to blog about….thus my lack of posts.  But then I thought – I can show them the move of the fabric…..  (for proper reading of this italicized phrase you need to have the kinda creepy shaky voice and the little periods should make the dun dun dun sound)

THE CAR

My numbers could be off – but I think it took my brother-in-law 4 car loads to get the fabric.  I’m also fairly certain that he was cursing my name as he moved each bolt.  I even heard some mumblings about him hi-jacking the fabric to fund a new vehicle for himself.  🙂

THE KIDS

Unloading the fabric was super fun if you’re a crazy fabric addict like myself.  The whole family helped, even the littlest, although it appears no photo shows him helping.  Kyle got really strong and was carrying 3 bolts at a time when the fun came to an end.

THE PILE

The bolts were then piled in the center of the room.  This picture, surprisingly, doesn’t even show all the bolts!  That picture was taken at night and is much too dark – so this will have to do.  Then the racks were set up and the sorting began.

THE RACKS

All the bolts of fabric have a code on them – so everything is placed in order of the code.  Pretty fancy, eh?  This wall has 3 racks, I have 3 others in the room as well my cutting table and shipping supplies.  I also have another rack outside this room that gives a home to the extra bolts. In this picture they are seen on the floor still wrapped up in plastic…that was just their temporary home until their friends were all sorted and organized!  At some point (aka when the room is clean) I’ll get some shots for you of the entire Above All Fabric area of my house.  And just in case you’re wondering, my husband doesn’t complain too much.  🙂

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10 Responses to “Moving the Fabric”


  1. 1 Law November 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    That is amazing! I had not idea that you had so much!! WOW

    I am sure husband and brother-in-law are not moving you again anytime soon!

  2. 2 Mom November 11, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Great to make it a family project!
    I don’t know how you keep track of everything, even with codes on the bolts.
    Good luck getting everything organized. Wish I were there to help you.
    Love you all lots!

  3. 3 Goosie Girl November 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I’m lovin it. I can’t wait to see your room all finished. It’s gonna be great. With all that fabric, how could it not be?

  4. 4 heap November 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    WOW! That is a lot of fabric!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you and your family for making this a successful business venture for you.
    It is just that every time I read your blog and see you pictures, it makes me want to travel to AZ to SEE YOU!!!!!!!!
    Keep up the good work:)

  5. 5 craftapple November 12, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Yep, I knew, even before I read on that that couldn’t be ALL of the fabric! I’m sure it’s crazy still taking orders when everything is in limbo like that, but looks like you got it all under control! What fun! So glad you got the kids in on the action. My boys would have loved to have helped!

  6. 6 Tiff@Three Peas November 13, 2008 at 10:09 am

    WOW that’s a lot of fabric. I will be helping take some of it off your hands come payday!

  7. 7 Lia November 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Wow! That is a lot of fabric. What a job. I’ll have to post pictures of the skirts I made with the Amy Butler fabric I bought from you. I love them so much I’m ready to make more.

  8. 8 randomrevelations November 16, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Wow! That is alot to keep up with! I bet it was a job. That seems like a nice sized room. Now are you moved in?

  9. 9 Karen November 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Is it weird that I want to roll around on all of that fabric? Cuz, I do! lol I ♥ FABRIC!

  10. 10 Paula Prass November 29, 2008 at 7:36 am

    I’m impressed. My stack has recently taken over the house with the addition of my own Flights of Fancy. I’m liking your shelves.


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