Monday, March 24, 2008

What I Do With My Scraps

Carolyn asked the question,"What do you do with your scraps?" Here's my answer.
Sometimes I fold them and place them into my scrap box and they are never seen again.
Sometimes,I give them away.
Sometimes,I make dolls.
Sometimes ,I make little bag for gifts or to sell at craft fairs or bazaars.
This one is pieced together and was inspired by one of the local fiber artist.This one became a canvas for one of my paintings.

This one features fabric scraps and a knitting gauge piece.

All are lined with more scrap fabric.
I'm planning to make a few pin cushions which were featured in "Quilts and More " magazine. Scrap projects are great when you need an immediate gratification boost.Especially after a difficult or frustrating sewing project.I glad Carolyn asked that question. She's so inspiring.

9 comments:

gold said...

Very cute purses!

narcissaqtpie said...

I love the pieced bag and the art! And !yes! Carolyn is very inspirational :)

Angelia said...

I really like your scap projects and have to say, I LOVE the painted one!! Great job. I was just blogging about fabric painting.. thanks for sharing this!

Faye Lewis said...

Well, I'm impressed!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Lisa - I'm with Faye - very impressed! Sometimes I'm sewing along and something comes to me so I ask it and I end up learning just as much as the rest of you do! *LOL* Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful bags!

Sheila said...

What a great use of your scraps... Thanks for sharing.

Cennetta said...

These are so cute. I love the idea of selling at craft fairs or bazaars.

Lisa Laree said...

And my scraps usually go in a box for a 'someday' project...TBA...

BTW, I thought I'd let you know you've been tagged with the 'Excellent Blog' award, just in case you don't spot it. ;)

Sheila said...

Congrats on the Excellent Award. You haven't been around so I'm thinking you are hard at work on sewing projects....lol.