Monday, December 6, 2010

Scrap Night

Have you ever toted your sewing machine to a scrap-booking get together?  No?  You should try it!  I brought a few handfuls of my tiniest scraps, my machine and some card blanks.  Hey, I don't scrapbook, but I can make cards!  Paper involved... check.

I <3 these trees!

These lovelies were inspired by my mosaic treeGleeful - that's exactly how I feel as the rainbow emerges.  Ever since I started making these trees, I've found a new appreciate for scrap-saving, even with the littlest pieces.  And they're so easy!  Just draw a circle in pencil to approximate the shape.  Cut scraps to fit together as a mosaic, laying them in place as you complete the shape.  Glue on with stick glue.  Stitch in place with raw edges exposed.  It takes a while, but - gush - I love them!

Productivity.

For a much faster finish I stitched 2 zig-zag Christmas trees there on the left. Those babies are quick. Fabric stars stitched with gold thread sparkle up top. ....and, done!

So now I should start apologizing for the plethora of pictures. They're just cards.  But, well, the morning sunlight came streaming in at just the right angle, don't you think? I couldn't help it.

Scrap Night joy.

If you're wondering, the card on the right is a stack of gifts. Right?

Yes.

It wants to be a birthday card.

Peek a boo, we see you.

Peek-a-boo.

Lonely leftovers.

These are the lonely leftovers. They are sad because they SO wanted to be made into something. Fortunately, this scrap-booking night is a monthly occurrence. Yay that.

20 comments:

  1. You know, one of those trees would look great framed! They are that awesome. You have given me a great idea for our new baby's room, thanks :)

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  2. Oh sure. Just when I'm feeling really, really good about NOT saving every centimeter of fabric, you go and show these ADORABLE cards.

    Really, so cute!!

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  3. What a great idea! I love them. Handmade cards are the best, and those are just so pretty!

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  4. Des - hahahahaha! Yes, it's totally a mood thing. Sometimes I just get annoyed and throw them away. the horror.

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  5. I love these! I think that I may try a variation on them... such a sweet idea!

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  6. OMG Rachel! I so want to be just like you when I grow up!
    You always come up with the cutest stuff ever. I may have to borrow the card idea!

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  7. This is total and complete cuteness!

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  8. Super cute, Rachel! I totally want to try some now.

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  9. Very very cute! If I only had time in between quilts.... ;-)

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  10. I adore those cheery, scrappy little trees!

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  11. What a great idea your cards are! So, so cute! I'm going to suggest it for our next quilt show - for the boutique! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. These are so very pretty! I like the idea of framing some of them...

    Jennifer :)

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  13. Super cute! Will have to try this sometime.

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  14. Love the cards. Great scrap usage!

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  15. What is the smallest size scrap that you save?

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    1. about 1" square, I think? It varies on my mood!

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    2. Whew! Thought I was the only one who saved itty, bitty scraps. Favorites are the weird shapes left over after cutting garments/patterns. Love to applique them! Thank you.

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  16. I found this on Pinterest and came to see what you're doing with all the lovely scraps. You said "I love them" So do I. This idea would make wonderful applique blocks for a crib quilt -- or an art quilt to hang on the wall.

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  17. Love making cards and love this idea!

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