Last ScrapHappy Day of 2018

In the face of an approaching cyclone, Kate is still hosting ScrapHappy day where you can use your scraps of fabric/yarn/paper/wood to make something – anything – and show it to the (blogging) World.

This time I made a crochet Christmas gift which isn’t a scarf.

I had some of this

and a box full of this

and made one of these for my friend Sandra

Hooks are model’s own πŸ˜‰

Ooh, and I also made some of these with scrap fabric, wrapping paper and Christmas ribbon just because the mood took me when I was in my sewing room and it had to be done there and then, as is often the way with me.Β  Whether any will get sent is another matter – where is the time going?

Here’s a little scrappy project I received through the post yesterday from Claire, bless her,Β  which, if I ever get my tree up, will be hanging from one of the branches this year.

Meanwhile, nothing to do with scraps – although it certainly looks like it might be at this stage – my secret sewing gift is still underway and I’m hoping to have it done in time.

Here’s a sneak peek.

Any guesses?



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  1. #1 by Pat on December 15, 2018 - 08:34


    • #2 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:23

      I can see why you went there but, no!

  2. #3 by thecontentedcrafter on December 15, 2018 - 08:52

    You sure move along when the inspiration strikes – I still remember how quickly you made your mandala for the wall. Mine is still in progress πŸ™‚ Love the little hook keeper! And that beautiful fabric I had to take a closer look. At first I thought it might be light enough for a lovely large scarf, but it looks heavy enough to be something more serviceable. In short I don’t know, I’m intrigued. I love my apron xoxo

    • #4 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:22

      All will be revealed after the gift has been given (if it turns out right that is – I’ve already suffered a bit of trauma with it).
      I’m so pleased you like your apron.

  3. #5 by nanacathy2 on December 15, 2018 - 09:18

    I love the little robin card! I think you are making a door stop! But the fabric looks too nice for that.

    • #6 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:20

      Thank goodness you recognised it as a bird – I did wonder whether it was a little bit too ‘stylised’.
      Definitely not a door stop – unless something goes horribly wrong.

  4. #7 by katechiconi on December 15, 2018 - 09:26

    I do love that crochet hook roll; I’ve actually got to the point where I now have enough to need one myself, so you may just have inspired me to do something about it. I’ve made 4 for other people; now it’s time for meeeeee! The cards are gorgeous, particularly as doing cards is something I’ll probably never get round to, so I’m lost in admiration. That mystery fabric thingy is intriguing; is it one of those complicated lined garments where you turn it inside out through the shoulder seam?

    • #8 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:19

      I am not a frequent card maker but I seem to have so much ‘stuff’ in my sewing room that, when I get the urge, I can knock up a very simple card.
      You are quite warm with your guess by the way πŸ˜‰

      • #9 by katechiconi on December 16, 2018 - 23:43

        I shall look forward to seeing what it unfolds into, then!

  5. #10 by claire93 on December 15, 2018 - 14:45

    well done on your scrappy cards and the hook roll is lovely!
    no idea what the sewing project can be though!

    • #11 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:17

      All will be revealed after the big day.

      • #12 by claire93 on December 17, 2018 - 20:38

        ah ha! so it’s a xmas present? Something for Mr T maybe?

  6. #13 by Lynda on December 15, 2018 - 21:03

    You’ve been busy and all nicely done!

  7. #15 by KerryCan on December 16, 2018 - 12:29

    I really like that roll-up thingy–it could be used for so many different kinds of small tools! I wonder if I could do a version with leftover bits of hand-woven fabric . . . hmmmm, something to think about!

    • #16 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:16

      I think ‘roll-up-thingy’ is the technical term for it – or should be. I’m sure you could make something very similar with your beautiful fabric. I have made ‘all fabric’ ones for my knitting needles before – see here
      I got the pattern from a knitting book but you should be able to find a tute online very easily.

  8. #17 by Connie Butner on December 16, 2018 - 16:18

    How clever to make a crochet hook roll up in that way! It really is lovely.

    • #18 by tialys on December 16, 2018 - 19:12

      Thank you Connie – I did follow a pattern from a crochet book but it’s a very simple design. I’ve made them before for my knitting needles – using all fabric – which are also very useful and make nice gifts.

  9. #19 by Moira on December 17, 2018 - 01:26

    Lovely goodies!

  10. #21 by kathyreeves on December 17, 2018 - 02:19

    Pillow cases I think! I have a huge mess in my sewing room right now…I’m hoping most of it is cleared away by Tuesday so I can get the secret sewing for DH done! You made lots of neat stuff from your scraps! The crochet hook holder is lovely!

    • #22 by tialys on December 17, 2018 - 18:18

      Not pillow cases. I have had a traumatic experience with it but think I’ve fixed it and hope to finish by the end of the week.

  11. #23 by Susan on December 17, 2018 - 02:26

    I’m terrible at guessing things, but the colors are great! I love your reindeer eggs. Those are so cute! The nice thing is that if you don’t send them this year, they will not spoil before next Christmas!

    • #24 by tialys on December 17, 2018 - 18:16

      That’s true but I actually had a girly lunch today and so I’m already three down. I am meeting some other friends on Friday so I actually need to make some more – just need some more hours in the day but don’t we all?

  12. #25 by Nanette on December 17, 2018 - 04:05

    Wonderful scrappiness happening at your place. Love that liberty fabric on the hook roll.

    • #26 by tialys on December 17, 2018 - 18:15

      You can’t go wrong with Liberty can you?

  13. #27 by colorpencil2014 on December 18, 2018 - 13:50

    It is all too pretty for words, I ove that crochet needle holder. It’s all so dainty!

  14. #28 by CurlsnSkirls on December 26, 2018 - 00:37

    OK, I missed this first time round and now its after Christmas. What is it?!πŸ˜‰ (Thanks for reminding me to get meself a crochet hook roll, but don’t know if I’ve patience for as nice a one as you’ve done. It’s lovely!)

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