Making things from scraps again this month and, although Mr. Tialys features again – 🙄 – I’m determined not to let him hog the whole post this time and, anyway, I think his contribution has been entered in a previous Scraphappy by somebody else.
Anyway, without further ado, plant pots were some of the many things we left behind in France which may or may not eventually arrive here but probably not. Mr. T. ordered in some fibre pots which will eventually break down and, although he did give in and buy a pack of plastic ones the other day, the seeds needed small homes. We’ve saved up the cardboard inner tubes from the loo rolls and Mr. T. manipulates each one into two small seed pots. At first he was snipping around the diameter of the bottom of each half and folding them in to make a base but found this made quite a shallow pot so now he leaves the bases open and puts them in a tray with a layer of compost in it so that the roots grow into that which then makes it easier to pick the whole plant up and transplant it. Apparently.
Here are the nasturtiums in their little loo roll homes.
So, enough of Mr. T.’s projects, I also have a contribution this month. If you remember, I made a wigwam shaped peg bag a little while back and thought I’d make another.
‘But that doesn’t look like much like a scrap project’ I hear you say and you would be right.
I did, however, have scrap left from making the peg bag and this is what I made with it.
Which, I believe, is an excellent excuse for couple of doggie photos.
Kerpow bandana modelled by Stan.
Going grey now – he’ll be 11 in June – but still my handsome boy.
LAST MINUTE EDIT:
Just before ‘going to press’ Mr Tialys had to have the last word 🙄
Remember all that wood and other old toot that he got off of the bank in the garden?
He just turned it into this
The roof protection is made from a bit of old butyl pond liner also found on the bank.
Then he climbed up the willow tree to position it.
Ready for the blue tits to find if they haven’t found accommodation already.
So, he trumped me again.
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 or Gun (first names on the list) if you want to join in.