Monday, July 29, 2013

scrappy projects #3 and #4

#3.
So, I have a hard time throwing ANY scraps away. I realize that is stating the obvious. (ha!) Leftover strips of oil cloth from the van trash cans that I made last year are no exception.
I had the remnants rolled up and stored IN my pencil can for months. One day I had an "aha!" moment. Why not use the scraps to cover the outside of the can?
I trimmed the oil cloth to size and used a little scotch tape to hold it in place. Super cute, right?
I covered another today. (Can I mention that I absolutely LOVE gingham?!?!)
And then I used the rest to cover my larger tool bucket. SUPER easy, super cute. The best part? There was virtually no waste! Plus, they make my sewing area much cheerier!

#4.
I also made another little needle book (and I did a lot more squealing). I just LOVE these things! Expect to see at least a few more of these before the series is done. :)

This one has extremely TINY pieces....14 little bits in a 6" strip.
Sometimes it's better NOT to count, right? :)
 
Happy Monday to you!

29 comments:

Christina said...

This is the scale of scraps that I looooove! My grandma laughs that I save bits of fabric this small!

Lana said...

That is ADORABLE!!!
I need one of those...and I love gingham too - GREAT idea!

Glinda ♥ said...

Only 14?! You're slipping :)

Dorfymid said...

That is so cute, I am just going to have to make one...Great idea for the cans too...

Annie said...

Love the pencil tins. We used to do this with left over contact years ago after covering school books.

Vicki said...

Just bought some new flip-flops with elastic ties. I thought right away of your needle book! I will be making a few myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Amanda ...I love the needle case! It is so gorgeous/cute and all the more lovely because of those 14 pieces. Great idea with the gingham and cans. It has got me thinking. Have a great day ....Marie ! (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Lisa said...

Agreed! I just cannot throw a scrap of any size away - I especially adore my little 'snippets' and save each one. Love to see new ideas for using them!

Judy said...

This is so much fun watching you use tiny bits and pieces to make so many different projects. I may be doing a few of them myself after my company leaves.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Yay for using up scraps! I'm going through mine and making a few bow tie blocks here and there. :)

Sarah Craig said...

Now I want to make a needle book!!

Glynis said...

Super clever and cute!

Jeneta said...

I need to ask you what you will use the teeny tiny pieced 6" strip for! I think it is really a way for me to give myself permission to sew all my little bits of fabric together!! LOVE your covered tins - we have a few of those around the house too (now I think I need some more - I have some oil cloth with cherries on which would be perfect!). Right, I must stop admiring your needle books and get on with making my own!!

Maggie said...

Covering your pencil tins is a great idea. Love the needle book. So cute. Xx

Filomena Crochet said...

Lady,
woderful work!!!!
Beautiful!!!!


hugs

Maria Filomena

patchworkdelights said...

adorable doesn't even cover it! How cute cute cute! I want I need I will make one (oops another addition to the neverending list!) x

Suzanne said...

So fun! I have to say that 14 pieces in 6 inches really makes me think that I need to reconsider the thought that some scraps are too small to do something with. Indeed I have some fabrics that are so dear that even slivers are large enough to get worked back into another project.

I think I figured your scraps out. They are like cats. They have nine lives!

brigitgail.com said...

How funny that the oilcloth was inside the can! They look super cute--perfect place for some cheery gingham!

Olivia Marion said...

Ok now I think I have to make a needle book! So cute! Loving the can idea even though I am not a gingham girl!

Deborah said...

Adorable needle books.....love gingham, too! Great scrap series!

Marie said...

oh heavens ... you've got it bad ... I keep a box of bits and pass 'em on to the quilting Auntie ... out of sight and out of mind!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

I understand your scrap habit, Amanda Jean. Are 1-inch squares too small to use? I'm wondering because many of my scraps are that small haha!

krazgrl said...

I love your little needle case. Do you have a tutorial for it?

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

so can we expect a tutorial from that cute little needle book you made??

maroccanmint said...

I love scrappy quilts too much!
Yor needlebook is sweet :)

fifi said...

I love your needlebook, do you have a tutorial? Or a link to a tutorial? Very cute.

Thank you, Lori

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margaret said...

containers look so good and cheerful with your gingham. Needle case also very eye catching, such a good way of using up scraps

AnneMarie said...

Love your little bits! Such a great use of scraps. I'm interested to see your 101 evolve!