OMG! since I added my post on the 15th I have been locked out of my blog. Which has been most annoying, frustrating a and now means I have to play catch up with all the lovely scrap happy posts.
In the mean time I have started to stitch my daisies together and hopefully they will end up looking like an Owl. I do need to make the eyes. Fortunately the beige I purchased to complete the final round of each daisy should be ample to hook up a few eye sockets.
WOW another month has rolled by. That means it’s Scrap Happy Time.
When is a scrap, appear to not be a scrap. When it’s a slightly larger leftover, from a bag I made sometime ago. Bag lining left over in fact. I originally had a full metre, then snippped a bit for my lining, which I miss calculated, cut incorrectly, had a little tantrum and ended up with a larger scrap.
A left over large enough to make a bright squishy dinosaur. Adding scrap felt from a project decades ago. My felt scrap bucket also overflows from the days of felt applique Christmas ornaments.
What us ScrapHappy. A group open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? To join email Kate ir Gun, our cheerful scrap group admins.
This month we welcome our newest memberJules to our group. Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).
Pucker up, it’s time to start locking lips. LOL. I am enjoying this colourful project. Even if I had a little frog session. Sidetracked watching DR. Death on STAN. Next thing I knew RIP-IT time. Here are the before and current.
Happy Stitching 💖 and Fathers day to the MOTHs in your lives
This weekend I have chipped away at some projects on my “Frivolous To Do List”. Craft related and quality time with my glue gun projects.
Early this year I made pedal pads. There ok, just decided to streamline. Custom cut some rubber non slip and glued to base. It works a lot better, so I am chuffed. So happy I also added dome to 2 of my 3 overlockers. I don’t have an overlocker fetish, I inherited 2 overlockers.
MILs 4 thread overlocker. This weekends project. Currently cleaning, rethread, tension etc. Will be gifted to a local charity who’s overlocker has died. So it will be well used and loved.
Next item on my frivolous list (lol). A project on my, I want one and do I really need it list. An item I spied on YouTube. The Lori Holt Portable Design Board, free tutorial. And decided I needed some x 5. Using leftover core board from Save the Stitches (To be laced, soon). Some wadding offcuts and precut 2.5 binding inch strips. Not a hard project, a little fiddly, yet will be very handy for preparing blocks for craft weekends.
Bonus project using left over tile offcuts, some wadding glued to base so they don’t scuff the table. The larger one to sit my hot glue gun which is missing it’s stand, a small portable iron or iron on my side table and protect it from the heat. The smaller tile for when I use my curling wand. I told you I was fulfilling my frivolous list.
Wow, frosting cupcakes is hard LOL. Time consuming as I scatter my variegated thread, Bradley Balloons, overdyed by Threadworx. Adding features to the gingerbread men. Topping of the cupcakes a cheery on top with glitter Thread. Needs an iron, then to have a get together to piece and finish off this gift.
My goodness. I wrote this post under the influenceof analgesia redently. Then forgot to post it. So here goes. Better late than never.
This project I first posted about in March 2021. Yes a new project commenced this year. Not too much of a blast from the past. Next on my must finish list. Yes I am on a mission.
Happily tackling little projects as I recover from my fall. After seeing the Dr for another follow up visit. I was told another week off work due to the soft tissue damage around my rib cage and then I cried. Doc said it could be over a month until I am back to my old self. Self Pity and tears set in. Which a chocolate indulgence and cuddle from the MOTH soon fixed.
My Darling MOTH dutifully went to the shops for milk, bread and something gooey. He did chose wisely. I cannot remember when I last had a candy bar and the old Mars Bar, a chewy caramel chocolate treat did wonders for this lost soul. On the bright side the Head CT I had also came back all clear – no damage there, thank heavens.
Ok, that’s enough sweet talk, wallowing and whinging. Here are the before and afters of my Bradley Balloon Kissing Fish. The fish is the size of the palm of my hand. Light to hold
I’m so excited to have finished Stitching this design. Its been far too many years in the making. The last few blank blocks had me thinking. Do I use initials only or full name. Playing around and while the date looks a little clumsy after what I am sure was 200 attempts is now complete. After a thorough pressing. I will be adding fabric then lacing it to a light craft board.
Its the 15th of the Month and Scrap Happy Time. Or Sewing with scraps and reducing my rubbish pile. This month while sorting through my huge collection of fabric scraps for my crazy patchwork project. My Selvage collection caught my eye. Yes – I decided play time with selvages was long overdue. Many o my selvages kindly donated by friends as I would like to make a bookcase quilt one day. Emphasis on One Day – LOL
Using an offcut from a fabric/rubber banner I fixed last year for a friend. Laying selvages diagonally stabilising with fly stitch. Then vertical rows of straight.
Yes – Placing a zip was difficult again, as the fabric is thick, drawing a few Curt words. Now I have a little pouch made of scraps (excluding zip) to toss my loose change, ventolin or cards in. I haven’t sewn my crazy squares, as I have been playing with fabric choices, and distracted with the bathroom renovation and recent fall.
The May Gibbs Gumnut Babies is my favourite
Extract from Kate – one of our HostsScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead owhy not join us on the 15th of each month?
Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at) so do go and check them out.