The worring woes of CPD and it's effect on my sewing space!

February 23, 2018

I hold my hands up I have CPD! 

Whats that I hear you cry ...Compulsive Purchase Disorder, im not even sure if thats a 'thing' if not it should be!  I am addicted  to collecting vintage fabrics and patterns and magazines and books and ...well I'm sure you get the picture.

I am overwhelmed with the amount I have, there I said it out loud !

I keep telling myself I am not a hoarder but a collector /protector of beautiful old things.


It didnt really bother until now, as I'm off sick from work for a while with a newly diagnosed heart condition, I see it every day, I can't even get into the space I created to sew without moving most of it to another room for the day. It's bothering me; I can't relax, so it's time to sort this out ...NOW!!

So I need a plan of action.

My first thought is how do I go about that with no strength or energy but a lot of desire to do so?  So I made this list of possible solutions...


  • Get someone to help me - ( not enough room in the room for them and me in the room and I'm not sure I want any one else to see my 'Addiction)

  • Create a situation where it's impossible not to address the stuff - (organise a lovely new machine to be delivered from  Janome  in order to show of all the great new projects I've created on social media)

  • Restart my etsy page to sell off the wonderful stuff that I have had hidden away from the vintage sewing world for a while - ( yeah this would work ...if I stop procrastinating writing this blog)

  • Finish the sewing projects I started and stopped when other sewing projects got in the way and sell them on etsy!! - (Good plan ,I like that one )

  • Get off this sofa and get started - (but I have to write this list and post this post first, not easy when your using an app on your phone bouncing around the screen)

  • Own it and make it happen (I don't want to shuffle of this mortal coil and all people remember me for was the amount of crap ...errm collectables I left them to clear up)

Please help if you can, by keeping me company on this journey and either commenting a solution to my problem, not sending me any more links to fabulous vintage fashion books, patterns and fabrics - ( ok maybe just fabrics ) and looking out for my future post on what I have achieved or what I have for sale.

Wish me luck xx

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