It’s the 15th of the month and time for another scrappy post where we show what we’ve made with scraps of – well, anything really – although my scraps are usually fabric or wool.
I think it was Anne over on her blog who introduced me to Ann Wood Handmade‘s lovely website . I nipped over there the other day after Anne once again mentioned her in a post and, as Scraphappy day was on the horizon and I managed to miss the last one, I thought I’d take up her offer of a free pattern to make a little pincushion.
As every sewing person knows, you can’t possibly have too many pincushions although, if I’m honest, I might have.
So I printed out the pattern and made little cardboard templates in case I want to make another of these little ladies (or pears – see further down) in future.
I used scraps from a quilt I’d made in the past which was a braided design and so these scraps were in the shape of a short rhomboid so have been hanging around in my scrap bin for a while now but proved to be the perfect size for this project.
Remember I mentioned pears earlier on? Well, I know this is a little doll but I think, in an appropriate colour and with some felt leaves on top, this pattern would make an excellent pear too.
A bit lumpy – it’s filled with lentils and some wool. The lentils might have been an error of judgement but I didn’t want to waste precious rice in this time of difficult shopping and lentils do unpleasant things to my digestive tract so this is one way to get rid of them rather than eat them.
I upended the whole thing to attach some of this mini pompom trim I’ve had hanging around for a while and never found a use for.
Just before Christmas, my friend gave me some wooden beads for use as heads on little gnomes she was making. I didn’t make the gnomes and can’t remember for the life of me where I put those beads. I probably spent more time looking for them than making this project. However, I am now a needle felting person and have the tools of the trade and, unlike several years ago when I first tried needle felting, I appear to have mastered the art of making a felt bead.
So, I did, and harpooned it on a stick.
She just needed a little scarf around her scrawny neck and a flower in her hair and she was ready to hold my heart pin.
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn,(me) Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline, Sue L