I thought I’d post what I did this week. It’s not much. I’m still recovering from the worst flu I’ve ever had (and going to the doctor again tomorrow..). Everything seems to move at half speed lately and its frustrating..
I taught a class this past weekend at Piece Together– such fun! We worked on knits, using the Blank Canvas Tee as our vehicle. Great work, ladies! Much of the class seems to have had the same malady, at least it’s not just me. It seems to be happening to half of mommy-Brisbane.
I made another two scrappy Lonestarburst blocks to go with the three I made last week. That brings the total to 5 blocks- another 4 and I’ll have enough for my throw!
I used a white-on-white stripe here, you know how I feel about stripes. For some reason, this fabric reminds me of toothpaste. It seems very stark against the colored prints and I like that. I found sizeable scraps of this fabric when I cleaned out my sewing room.
Yep. I finally cleaned it up. Messes bug me, and my sewing room has been torn apart for about a month. A friend was dropping through Brisbane for the night and since the sewing room doubles as a guest room I had to clean it up or else. I cleared out every piece of “what was I thinking” fabric, everything that’s a wrong-for-me, wrong-for-the-house fabric, everything for which I don’t have a clear purpose. It took me most of last week, but it’s done now.
I’m taking everything I cleared out to my table at Fabric-a-brac, a charity event I’m running at the State Library on the 25th of August. It’s a great opportunity to destash or to pick up a few bargains from those who are de-stashing. I stuffed all these yogurt and honey containers with my stock of large-ish scraps and remnants. Useful bits and pieces I hope will find a good home.
Except these. These rumpled odds and ends will eventually become scrap quilts. I like to keep my scraps separated by color. The red/pink box will become a pineapple quilt, the blue and white are a half-completed Storm at Sea, and the colorful box holds scraps of Lila fabrics.
Speaking of Lila fabric, she’s had a sudden growth spurt. I have a little stock of fabrics for pants, skirts, little tops and dresses but I’ve been putting off making Lila clothes- probably because my workspace was a disaster area. I love how quickly kids’ clothing goes together, and the first “people” I made clothes for were my dolls. For some reason, sewing for Lila is the same kind of thrill. Except she’s real and that makes the sewing 100 times more fun!
She saw this today while I was laundering it and asked for a dress. It’s a very very fine merino- a steal at $10/m. You will see much more of this fabric in the next few months, I bought as much as I could justify. The pale aqua suits mommy and dolly equally well, so I’m sure we’ll get some good use out of it.
I’m using this fabric for a mini-hack. I’ve been meaning to work on a Lila-sized Blank Canvas Tee for some time and I have a cute design I’d like to share, hack-style. With any luck, I’ll find the energy to put together a few more separates for her that have been living in my head for months. So watch out. It may get a little cute around here this week…
How do you organize and use scraps? How do you decide what to keep and what to toss?