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Scrap Happy February 2023

February 15, 2023

everything is scrappy this month

the hundred day challenge is 1/4 of the way finished

15 minutes for five days – each page is 1 hour, 15 minutes

this is page 5 – that’s 6 hours, 15 minutes of scrappy stitching so far

the main fabric is a heavy cotton drapery material left over from my interior designer days

trying something new to me, I backed it with a lightweight quilt batting and just back stitched on the pattern lines

it was slow going but I like the results

there is still more fabric but it is only 6inches wide – Rosie’s summer dress was made with it

now I’m wondering if it was joined with plain colour strips could I make a quilt for the bears?

but, back to the start of page 6

there’s that same fabric again – I’m determined to use it up

and of course, it’s Valentines day – the heart on the right is tiny scraps of shibori dyed wool felt stitched together

broken hearts can be mended but they are never the same!

I got the idea when making the hunny pot for the bears book (click on the picture below) more shibori dyed felt

I found stitching for only 15 minutes frustrating and not wanting to break the time rules continued stitching  on another project  – a small book for the bears is underway

the pages are 4″X4.5″ and the scraps are getting smaller and smaller

here is Kate’s list updated list of happy scrappers

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, Edith
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, Debbierose, Nóilin, Viv and Karrin

12 Comments leave one →
  1. claire93 permalink
    February 16, 2023 8:22 am

    love the pages for the bears’s book!


  2. February 16, 2023 5:17 am

    You really do have the most enviable stash of fabrics, in sizes many would consider scraps. I’m so glad that like me, you view these pieces as valuable and useful.


    • February 16, 2023 11:23 am

      Kate – I worry about how much “stuff” I’ve accumulated and so am working almost exclusively with scraps and the stash. Textiles have always been a passion but I am concerned about the growing/making/producing effect on the environment and planet.

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  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    February 16, 2023 3:04 am

    They both look amazing!


  4. February 16, 2023 1:29 am

    Great to see your pages. I must confess I´m using more than 15 minutes on my pages 🙂


    • February 16, 2023 11:28 am

      Gun – I’m not good at following rules or reading instructions so one of the reasons I took up the challenge was to follow instructions. When I look at peoples pages I can guess who only does the 15 minutes.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. February 15, 2023 9:11 am

    I thought I would find the 15 minutes frustrating too, so I didn’t start the book project. It sounds like a good solution to make one for the bears and spent as long as you want/need with impunity! I like it so far!


    • February 15, 2023 12:28 pm

      Kjerstin – having something similar to move onto works for me and gets another stitching project done. Double the fun.

      Liked by 1 person

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