Thursday, 11 September 2008

Livin' on the (selv) edge

I have been dutifully collecting the registration prints from the selvedges of fabric over the last year or so. I don't have much.

I don't buy lots of fabric - I tend to leech it of others and purchase miniscule bits that are already on sale (I am the poxy customer hunched over the scrap basket trawling for gold). And they are ever so small - so this was only ever going to be a small scale project.

But I just adore them. Sometimes I pull out my wee stash out and just look at it lovingly. Quite possibly it's the rainbow thing.

I had revolutionary plans for these little bits, and thought I was being oh so VERY original. But then I discovered, as you usually do (there is no such thing as original thought - thank you Aristotle) that someone else has been there and truly done that. Far more up scale and amazing than anything I was planning. Phooey.

Never mind. I'm happy to stand on the shoulders of giants. It's a great view.


shalini akhil said...

hey there cato - i was going to contact you to say 'i have no project' but now i do! going to spotlight to get my felt and will get started soon - can't wait to share it with the group!

Jodie said...

oh But I started with eensy weeny projects as well - I am happy to share!!!

prettywithribbons said...

Well, you tried. It still was an original idea...someone just acted on it first. You can still do something amazing with all of those little dots!