Mum: Is that another vintage tablecloth? You know your children will never keep that clean.
Me: I know, I know. I’m going to add it to my fabric stash.
Mum: You mean the random piles of fabric threatening to engulf the spare room?
Me: No. The carefully selected collections of fabric that I’m saving from a life in the charity shop.
Mum: Oh dear, did you forget to hand wash that wool jumper?
Me: No, I’ve shrunk it on purpose to make into purses and other such things.
Mum: what about this tiny scrap of fabric? Shall I just put in the bin?
Me: Nooooooo, one day I’ll find the perfect colour combination or style and give all these forgotten bits of fabric a new life.
Mum: Yes dear.
Ha ha, with the addition of a badge machine I’m finally turning the fabric mountain into lovely things.
Told you mum.