Do you often find yourself drawn to certain designers? Do you find yourself buying patterns just because they're from a certain designer? Do you have to have everything from said designer even if it means spending lots of money on ebay to get that one pattern that's out of print and you absolutely have to have it to complete your collection? Well, I have done that in the past and it's sad to say I'm still doing it. In the past I've loved Just Nan and had to have all her new patterns that came out. Then all of a sudden, I lost interest in her work. Maybe it was because the charts just became too expensive for me to purchase any more. Or maybe it was the exclusivity she tried to push. For whatever reason, I lost interest in her patterns. I think the last one I bought was Hummingbead Heaven.
Then there was Prairie Schooler, another one that I had to have all the patterns they put out. I still like some of their older patterns but I have plenty, I don't need any more new ones.
I still like Michael Powell and his quirky little houses but let's face it. I really can't afford them so I'll just be happy with the ones I have and leave it at that.
Then there's Lizzie Kate, La Broderie, Shepherd's Bush, Drawn Thread, you get the idea. I've kept my favorite designs and kits but most will have to be weeded through and rehomed.