I’ve got something to tell you.
Make it quick Short Stuff I need my sleep.
Well, today is the 15th of June so not only is it Scraphappy Day – hence the basket of felt scraps –
but it’s also The Servant’s birthday.
She’s how old? I don’t believe you.
It’s true, she remembers The Clangers * and she was even a bit too old for them then.
I’ve got her this flower. What have you got her?
Let me think…..
Hmmm. I’ve given her plenty of mice before but she doesn’t seem to like them. She looks cross and calls me disgusting so I think you’re off the hook.
I’ll have to think of something else. Maybe a lizard.
What are you doing done up like a
cat’s dog’s dinner anyway?
She made me this little waistcoat out of scrap felt.
It even has a little vent to accommodate my tail.
I think the embroidery and the gold button from the vintage button jar make me look as if I’m wearing a Mayoral chain of office.
My whiskers are made from real horse hair taken from The Servant’s friend’s horse – does that count as scrap?
I’ve no idea, now shift over and let me get some shut eye, I think The Servant has spun this tale of a very small scrap project out for long enough now.
* For my non-British readers. The Clangers (1969-1974) was a series that chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space. Their misadventures brought them into contact with such unlikely creatures as the Soup Dragon, the Froglets, the Iron Chicken and the Glow Buzzers. (IMDb)
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, Lynn (me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny and Kjerstin