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Not to be defeated by throwing away the final last few scraps from my original quilt project (which to be honest would have been very easy to do after the past few weeks of hard work) I didn’t give in!!!!!!!… and mustered up this super bright, colourful and useful little set instead! I’m now sooooooooo super happy with all the unique little makes from such a limited amount of fabric 🙂 Quite a mission but a great achievement, by, NOT adding to my remnant fabric stash YAY 😀
Now…moving swiftly on.. as well as devising many ways to use all my other bagged remnants….I have my next eight projects cut and ready for their offing! One of my best sellers on my little Etsy shop has been my unique handcrafted Posh Peg Pouches, bought by people ALL over the World !! Either, for the customer themselves, or, for a unique quirky gift to cheer up someone’s wash day! Still a few available, but more on the way….watch out for the new 2017 collection!!!!
SueT唐 梦 琇 said:
Nothing is wasted by you dear Caren.
LOL so very true 🙂 The trouble is if I don’t use it, I hoard it anyway, so I must be like this more of the time from now on !!
SueT唐 梦 琇 said:
Ha ha that’s funny.
Dartmoor Yarns said:
Well done you. Not surprised you’re happy, they’re so lovely and it’s all ‘free’ fabric 🙂
I know, all the little extra creations always make me happy, but this was an exceptional journey through a fabric buy! Thanks so much Bekki 🙂
love it… it would make the pawfect addition to an easter brunch :O)
I bet Da Phenny could have the pincushion ‘snowing’ in no time 😉
I love the shape of that pincushion. You’ve almost got me reaching for my sewing basket…
Thank so much Sarah 🙂 Isn’t the pincushion cool I love the little shape and it’s so easy to do! A little tip…if you’re going to have a go, you need to turn back your square a quarter inch border, so that the two edges you are whip stitching around won’t split and fray, easiest way is to just iron the seam turn before you start. Good luck if you have a go can be done in less than half an hour 😉
You, Caren, a needle wizard, might be able to do it in less than half an hour but I suspect it takes us mere mortals a little longer, allowing for fumbles and mistakes! 🙂
Thanks for all the tips. I’m very tempted. I don’t have a pin cushion and my pin box is gradually falling to pieces.
Thanks Sarah!! But, LOL needle wizard indeed?!…most of the time these days, I can’t see the darn thing to even thread it!! I hope you have a go when time allows, given that you sound like you could do with one 😉 the hardest part (and it isn’t hard at all..) is to pin one corner to the middle of the other fabric square.. then, you just follow it round meeting at 8 points 🙂
Well, I don’t know how you do it but you definitely have some wizardy skills in those fingers. 🙂 My skill level with a sewing needle is about the same as my skill in the garden – what I lack in precision I make up for with enthusiasm. 🙂 And don’t get me started on sewing machines… 😉
Thanks for all the tips. I might have a go in the summer when things calm down a bit.
🙂 I just run on pure high octane enthusiasm ALL the time 😉 I reckon it covers up all the lack of training in all areas LOL. Do you know, it took a room of 12 people over six weeks to persuade me to even switch on and sit at a sewing machine and that was after I turned 45!!
I look forward to seeing a little pin cushion maybe in the Autumn 🙂
LOL! 12 people over six weeks! Now I don’t feel so bad. 🙂
Enthusiasm is a great thing. 🙂
I would’ve never come up with the idea of adding a coster to this set even though it makes perfect sense! Clever!
Thank you for your lovely comment Rrita 🙂 I’m terrible for needing a cup of tea all the time (I must drink at least 15 cups of tea a day) and so have a little mat on the window ledge right next to me.And also, my fabric was so, so limited I thought it would be the perfect piece to finish off the set 🙂
Mrs P said:
Your stashbusting quest has reached new heights, what a perfect trio to end your voyage into ‘No Scrap Left Behind’ congratulations of the highest order 🙂
Thank you so much Mrs. P 🙂 I’m pleased I can now move on to something a little more fun without feeling like that bag of quilt bits are burning a hole in my brain! LOL the irony is that I still have two hundred weight of other bits as you know ;-/!!
Mrs P said:
I do believe you were the inspiration behind Ms Cookson’s The Rag Nymph ~ she saw you wrestling with an unruly batch of pre school scraps and thought ..do you know what that could be a best seller LOL
LOL you could be right!! I’d never heard of it and just looked up a couple of reviews, might have to invest in that!!
Mrs P said:
Love your trademark patchwork style and this is the perfect way to use up those bits!
It certainly is nice not to throw the little bits out! 😀 goodness, suppose I have done quite a bit like this now, specially if you saw it out and about…you might think..’I know who does that’ LOL
Fun idea and a good way to recycle 🙂 Love it.
Thanks so much 🙂