Scrap Happy June 2022

Beach
samples of sheers and scraps of lace
machine appliquéd to base fabric, machine embroidery
size 30 x 30 cms

I’m taking some time off on ScrapHappy and will be back in September. Much travelling and day trips (museums, zoos, gardens and more) on the agenda while I’m making good use of the cheap public transport tickets from June to August. Only 9 euros per month – how can I resist? In the meantime, you might enjoy my scrappy Color Wheel Project on my other blog, Beyond The Boudoir.

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose, Esther, and Viv

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list) via their blogs.

Scrap Happy May 2022

Shirts
recycled shirts, buttons and labels
machine appliquéd onto background fabric
size 30 x 30 cms approx.

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose, Esther, and Viv

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

Scrap Happy April 2022

Cityscapes 5
scrappy cotton batik blocks, machine appliquéd onto base fabric
size 30 x 30 cms

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose, Esther, and Viv

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

Scrap Happy March 2022

Cityscapes 6
scrappy cotton batik blocks, machine appliquéd onto base fabric
size 30 x 30 cms

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose, Esther, and please welcome our newest member Viv

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

Geodes

Two new geodes

and an older one

After following the Geode pattern on OddKnit for the outside and the edge, I then changed the pattern slightly by only knitting one inside piece with fancy yarn instead of making two inside pieces (one plain, one with beads).

Scrap Happy February 2022

Another month has gone by so quickly with hardly getting anything done – or am I being impatient? Still, with the labels already at hand and a grasp into the scrap basket, we can now take a stroll through Fashion City, find out who lives where and ring their doorbells.

Cityscapes: Fashion City
cotton, man-made fibers, labels
size: 30 x 30 cms

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Esther

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

Fabric designing

Drawing and stamping on fabric like I was doing for Stitch Camp  was so much fun – I made another one today, using what was at hand. This fabric will not be cut into pieces. I have no specific plan yet – first let the paint dry.

cream cotton fabric, painted and stamped with diluted acrylic paints in black and pearlescent green

Stitch Camp

This week I was following a five day free workshop on TextileArtist.org with Gwen Hedley.

Day 1: Mark Making


Two pieces of fabric about A4 size, painted and stamped with what I had – brushes, a wooden fork, kebab sticks and tooth picks, q-tips, plastic thread spools, a cardboard tube and more. This is the first time in ages I feel really satisfied with what I made, I especially love the first fabric. I’ll certainly repeat this.

Day 2: Deconstructing and Reconstructing

I cut apart all of my fabric into pieces of about 6 x 8 cms, then made three strips to be joined into one long piece. A little bit hasty, as it turned out.

Day 3: Stitching

I’ve started stitching on a small area, being aware from day one that the suggested 30 minutes per day wouldn’t take me far.

I didn’t do any of the further steps (Appliqué, Finishing) yet. I will take the remaining strips apart, shorten the one I’m working on and make other works of art from those scraps, plus the remaining ones I didn’t use.

Yesterday I showed this project to my sister who is completely uninvolved with crafting. To my surprise, she came up with some great ideas for further projects. Onwards!

ScrapHappy January 2022

Two panels this time – originally meant for my December post. I used scraps from an abandoned project I ripped apart plus some material from my scap box.

Winter #1
cotton and silk scraps, machine pieced, stencilled
size: 30 x 30 cms

Winter #2
cotton scraps, pieces of decorative ribbon and silver rickrack, machine pieced
size: 30 x 30 cms

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Esther

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).

ScrapHappy December 2021

Crazy paper patchwork
scraps of marbled paper, felt pen, size: A4 (21 x 29,7 cms)

I wasn’t able to finish my intended scrap project for December, so I went for a quick paper collage, crazy patchwork style. The papers were marbled with diluted oil paints, using all kinds of different papers I had at hand. After making small envelopes with cards and some gift tags, I have quite a few scraps left.

Here’s a list of the the other ScrapHappy members –

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule (me), Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, and Debbierose.

If you’d like to join us, please contact Kate or Gun (both on top of the list).