Today I realized the importance of housing a scrap box. While waiting for a children's re-sale shop to pilfer through all the outgrown kids clothes I had brought, I went to the fabric store next door. Granted, I have not been in a fabric store in quite some time, but I was floored at the prices! A 1 yard remnant was $5.00!! Five DOLLARS for ONE yard! The appealling fabric for Halloween was $7.99 a yard minimum! And most of all, the quilting fabric started at $2.00 a single fat square! Wow.
So this thought has been going round and round my head: How great would it be for my children to pilfer through their old scraps of fabric instead of a lady at a re-sale shop? To feel the different fabrics and see the different designs and to remember when and where something was worn and for what reason. The money being received for re-selling these clothes just does not compare anymore.
Where's my scissors!?!