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Scrap Happy May 2023

May 15, 2023

we are experiencing an early heat wave

it is hard to think and I just need something to stitch while sitting in the shade

it doesn’t take much effort to gather a stash of indigo dyed scraps – I have no idea what this will become

stitching with thrums, there are lots of tiny stitches happening – I have a hole in my finger to prove it

but there is a much more interesting scrappy story happening

when I ordered a doll kit from Jenny Barnett there was a generous amount of all the materials needed

when Bella was finished there was 15 gms. of the wool fibre used to stuff the doll left over

it is lovely and clean and needed to be spun

 the Hittys had 35 gms. of the same fibre left from their two dolls so I spun that too

the 2 small skeins on the left

and then – this is the very special part – Kjerstin knit tiny sweaters with mother-of-pearl buttons

and a couple more sweaters for the Hittys, all with the leftover wool

Abby and Bella are modelling theirs in the shade – quick, it’s too hot

and there is a tiny ball of leftover wool – more scraps for another time

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). The list below is the most current one I have, so if you’d like me to update something, let me know in the Comments. Please note that Jule has asked to come off the list as she will be turning her attention elsewhere for a while, and we are delighted to welcome Hannah for the first time.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, Edith
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti,
DebbieroseNóilinViv, Karrin,
Amo, Alissa, Lynn, Tierney and Hannah

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    May 16, 2023 2:53 am

    I just know that that piece made from indigo scraps will become another beautiful project. And spinning the leftover stuffing counts as extreme scrappiness! How lovely to collaborate with Kjerstin.


    • May 16, 2023 9:53 am

      Sue – our extended heat wave makes working in the garden exhausting so stitching in the shade is a pleasant pastime. It seemed like fun to stuff Bella and then dress her in the same wool.

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  2. May 16, 2023 12:41 am

    fabulous collaboration.


  3. May 16, 2023 12:10 am

    So pretty!


  4. May 15, 2023 2:48 pm

    Now this is top level ScrapHappiness! What an outstanding result from people simply carefully using what other people would have thrown away. Gorgeous, bravo both of you.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. May 15, 2023 2:33 pm

    What a lovely assortment of projects and beautiful crafts, and I love the way you arrange the objects to make lovely photographs as well. I always feel so refreshed after a visit here!


  6. May 15, 2023 11:07 am

    Those sweaters are amazing. I’m turning to hand sewing too, to keep occupied during the heat wave.


  7. May 15, 2023 8:40 am

    I love the scrappy wool, and that we could make something of it together…and the good thing about knitting sweaters in the summer is that they are already there when you need them in the winter!


    • May 15, 2023 10:38 am

      Kjerstin – I love the way we worked together and the girls love their sweaters, they didn’t want to take them off. I don’t want to think about winter but no doubt it will come.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 16, 2023 6:16 am

        Winter was way too long this year! It is cool enough with the morning breezes that my Hittys are wearing their sweaters (but only first thing in the mornings)


      • May 16, 2023 9:45 am

        Kjerstin – more hot days are predicted but there is a cool breeze this morning, the girls are drinking their morning tea in the shade.

        Liked by 1 person

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