Friday, 27 February 2015

All out of scraps!

I finally seem to be catching up on promised projects (the promises going back to last July). A couple of weeks ago I got round to lining three wicker picnic baskets with fabric so that the wool stored in them didn't catch on the sides anymore. This week I finally made Becky a bag which was big enough to hold a whole class's books for marking. The idea started whilst I was rummaging  around in a box in our loft looking for a cream throw, which I found. However in the box as well were 5 blue throws of which only 2 matched, so decided to cut up one of the odd ones for the bag

and along with a pillow case to line the bag ( recycled for Becky's uni quilt cover set)

some buttons

fabric scraps


paper patterns

rather a mess (that was a small part of it)

I made some flowers

added stalks and turned the top down

fixed some handles and produced this

at a cost of  NOTHING! and with several hours pure enjoyment

Inspired by it I then went on to make a card for our very good caravanning friends who are off to Spain for 4 weeks

So now I am thinking about combining the two to make a bag with a caravan on the front, which I can keep in the van for shopping or beach use - watch this space!


  1. Such a good idea - its gorgeous !
    Kate xx

    1. Thank you Kate, have just cut out a couple of caravans for the next two - on a roll!! Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. Brilliant idea, very crafty recycling, well done xx

    1. I'm always looking for ways to re-use the mountain of fabric etc that I seem to have. L A xx

  3. Love the card especially, and the flower appliqué us so cute :)

    1. Thank you Jill, only just getting into applique so a bit trial and error at the moment. xx


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