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Scrap Happy January 2023

January 14, 2023

another year to try to reduce the endless collection of scraps

scraps from the Indonesian ikat were just hanging around so I patched them together for some small bags

they were handy for Christmas gifts

lined with the same fabric as the jacket – only the zippers were new

Rosie wanted one for her spinning project

the warp threads on the handwoven fabric were left on the ends

I twisted the bundles where they had come loose, rolled and stitched a short length of the fabric to make zipper pulls

they were too heavy for the small bags but will come in handy eventually

for anyone who doesn’t know – Ann Wood is starting the 100 day fabric book challenge this year on January 20th

I had to think about it for a few days but now the fabric background pages are cut from a variety of scraps

and an assortment of the smallest bits and pieces are waiting

I guess I’m a go – of course there are still a few days, I can always change my mind

it is interesting to see what can be accomplished in 15 minutes a day

15 minutes that just drifts away but can be meaning-full

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean (me), Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, Debbierose, Nóilin and Viv


16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2023 7:04 pm

    I like your zipper pulls too. I’m intrigued by Ann’s 100 day project. Tempted to participate but I know myself well enough to be confident I won’t last beyond the first few days. Still, I like the idea of a scrappy fabric book… 😊


    • January 25, 2023 10:14 pm

      Sue – I love fabric books, reminds me of the ones I had and then my kids had when we were little. Need to find something interesting to use the zipper pulls on.


  2. January 18, 2023 2:08 am

    Excellent use of scraps. I look forward to seeing your book progress.


    • January 18, 2023 11:11 am

      Cathy – looking forward to starting the book – wondering what the next 100 days will bring.


  3. January 16, 2023 1:57 am

    Thank you so much for the link to Ann Wood! I will definitely join the fabric book challenge!


    • January 16, 2023 11:47 am

      Gun – I am happy to know someone who is doing the challenge. I will watch on rutigt to see how you are doing.

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      • January 23, 2023 2:30 am

        I´ve started with the first page. Want be posting on the blog, but You´ll find me and the project on Instagram. My name there is gunochjag


      • January 23, 2023 11:36 am

        Gun – I hope you have fun doing this. I’ll check out your progress on Instagran. So nice to know someone else is doing this. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  4. January 15, 2023 6:41 am

    Sometimes I set my timer for 15 minutes and whirl around getting stuff done. It is amazing how much I can get done with a bit of concentrated energy! And the doing is the thing, not the result, I think.


    • January 15, 2023 3:42 pm

      Kjerstin – doing is good but results can be encouraging. I try not to think of how many 15 minutes that are wasted in a day. What is wasted if just sitting in the sun?


  5. January 15, 2023 5:10 am

    I adore that blue ikat… how creative you’re being with your lovely scraps!

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  6. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    January 15, 2023 2:46 am

    For ‘rubbish’ that ikat fabric has done a lot of good work! I love the zip pulls. And I am looking forward to seeing the next book.


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