Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Scrap happy


I often hear myself say the following phrase when talking with people about how I make my items:
"Nearly nothing goes in the trash bin when I'm in the process of creating!"
What does that mean? Well, truthfully, I can't tell you how many times I've thrown fabric scraps into the trash can only to go back over to that bin because those scraps are calling to me. Invariably, something more needs to be made with that trash those scraps!


The photo above summarizes pretty much exactly what happens.


Scraps can magically transform an embroidery hoop, and call for needlefelting to happen on their surface.


Scraps were the invention of most of my plush pals. This cute dude got a scrappy pocket, AND a removable heart!

I am the first to admit my scrap collection is generally all over the place, even though I attempt to assert some form of control...


There are sectional plates overrun with scraps (see the turquoise plate at the bottom of this pile?) I know. It's hard to find the plate...


I organize my scraps by color, and bag them in my used up fiberfill stuffing bags. How industrious, right?!


And, I have some special fabric bins which are filled up with.... what else? fabric scraps!

Eventually, things begin to shape up...


A garland made of scraps is the perfect Christmas tree ornament, don't you agree?! And look! Scraps turn into leg warmers for a snowman friend's stick legs. So, now do you get the picture?!


Happy scrapping!

xx
Val

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