Archive for April, 2011

Waste not!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I can be a bit old-fashioned in some ways, and certainly I am old-fashioned when it comes to throwing things away. Actually I don’t throw away, I usually pass it on and often just keep things because one day, I will sit down and transform them into something new and different, either that or I’ll loose weight and get back into my old clothes. More times than not I don’t do anything, things sit in a cupboard until I give up and eventually take them to a charity shop or pass them on to friends that will actually do something with them.

Something similar was happening with odd ends of fabrics from the shop. At the beginning they were all folded neatly and sorted by colour, and I started making a hexagon charm quilt inspired by Melanie and her piece-along. I also envisaged making lots of clever stuff the day that Creativity and Spare-time come calling at the same time. Sadly those two fairies seemed to have lost my address and the pile of fabric ends is growing but no longer neatly folded or sorted either by colour, designer or anything else.

900 more to make!

Knowing that I could face execution if I threw away fabric, and as a request a customer that contacted me, I started selling little 100g bags of fabric scraps. Now I no longer feel guilty about not using them, but very happy to know that some of you are doing lots of fantastic things with those bits and pieces, or maybe just like me you have the best intention to do so.

I have listed a few blogs below with clever ideas of what to do with those small pieces that we refuse to get rid off; if you know of other blog or websites feel free to add them, or if you have done something with fabric scraps which show off your creativity post them on our Facebook page and/or in our Flickr group.

I wonder if I should make a full size one?

Thank you for reading, sharing and using every little bit of fabric :)

Hexagon Charm Quilt – Not a weekend project but something that you must try, even if you only make a place mat!

Baby doll quilt – The sweetest quilt you would ever make.

Fat Quarterly Issue 2 – Solely dedicated to inspire you to use all those fabric scraps.

Bottled Rainbows {ticker tape quilt-along} – Tape quilt with a bit more structure and lots of colour.

Mug Rug Tutorial – If you don’t have too many scraps or too much time, this one is the one to go for.

Ticker tape quilt – You could probably hand stitch this one if you wanted.  It uses tiny pieces, so nothing gets wasted here.

PS I have a bag of fabric scraps made with small pieces… if you desperately need it, pop over the shop and mention it on the comments box.

Three simple facts

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Spring is here

Plum tree in our back garden

as well as Kumari Gardens by Dena Designs

Absolutely gorgeous designs and colours!

and I am out!

Tilda Upcycled Vintage Suitcase by Loved by You

All orders received from Saturday 2nd to Thursday 7th April,

will be dispatched between Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of April.

See you soon xx

**The vintage suitcase is not mine but I wish it was. Photo borrowed from Loved by you.