There are a few reasons that I tend to crochet more than I sew. Of course, it's way more portable. Easier to stop in the middle of a project. And it's easier just to grab a skein of yarn at the store than go through getting fabric cut.
Unless you order online.
I also very rarely impulse buy yarn. If I don't have a project in mind, I don't usually buy yarn. Granted, I almost always have a project in mine, but at least if I grab some yarn, you can be sure I'll be working with it soon.
I used to be like that with fabric. I didn't understand how people got a big fabric stash because I had what I planned to use and a pile of scraps.
Then my brother-in-law gave me a chunk of his mother's stash. And then I discovered Marshall Dry Goods last year and bought things without a purpose. And then I kind of stopped sewing so much.
When I don't sew, I don't buy fabric.
But... I've been bit by the sewing bug again.
I have 12 yards of fabric coming my way. Twelve. This isn't even Easter dress fabric. Of course, when all is said and done, some of it may be because I don't have anywhere to keep this stuff. My sister and I have been talking about another trip to Marshall Dry Goods soon for Easter dress fabric (quilting fabric for her...) and I bought 18 yards there last year.
I already showed off a few of the prints I got but I ordered a few more yesterday. Like this...
And also this...
I better sew tonight so I have more room. =)