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Scrap Happy- October 2019

Confession time, not everything is scrap in my project and I took inspiration off the internet and have no idea who to credit the idea too. But thank you to them, and if anyone knows please let me know so I can give proper credit.

First take a wire ring and wrap with hessian.( I bought both of these).

Then raid the sewing box for items I know I will never use, are scraps or things I inherited from my Mum, my Mother in law and my Step Mum and are too pretty to keep hidden away.

The tape measure is ancient , and the pincushion I made and used from a magazine ( free gift) , washed ‘cos it got dirty and kept.

Apply artistically.

Add a ribbon – one I’d kept from some packaging.

A sewing memory wreath. The little dog contains needles with the tiniest of holes, I found that in my step Mum’s sewing box, not one has been used. Scissors are blunt. Threads I have duplcates of.

Linking with Kate for Scrap Happy,ย 

Comments on: "Scrap Happy- October 2019" (38)

  1. I don’t know why I missed this post, but now glad I found it. What a fabulous idea. It could be used for all sorts of different themes – got me thinking! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Joanne S said:

    What a sweet and clever way to exhibit our treasures! We all have those family “heirlooms” that we can’t part with, but have no real way to display. If you do not mind, I am going to put this project on my to-do list. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love the embroidery on the pin cushion – such a clever idea to display bits and bobs.

  4. This is adorable!

  5. Such a lovely idea. I’ve never heard or thought of a memory wreath before, but so many possibilities here. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That is such an awesome wreath! That would be a great gift for Quilting buddy! Thanks for the inspiration๐Ÿ˜€

  7. I love what you did with a simple ring. It feels a bit scrappy to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. dezertsuz said:

    Such fun pieces to put on your wreath. I like that idea very much. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. I love this idea! I think I’ve seen commercially produced similar items but one made from personal momentos is so much more meaningful. In fact, I’m wondering whether I could tweak the idea to feature other treasures I have from family members that are tucked away, unappreciated. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • We all have those items which we keep as momentos of our families, but then they just sit in the back of a drawer, this seemed a much better idea.

  10. This is a super idea Cathy – we all have these odd things tucked away that will never be used but they once were someone else’s or someone gave them to us – there is warmth and memories in them. It’s a little like a story telling ring where every item adds to the tale, in this case your history.

  11. What an unusual wreath! Will inspire happy memories I’m sure.

  12. claire93 said:

    that’s a lovely decoration for your sewing room

  13. This is really sweet–I love that it has items from some of your forbears–the memories and nostalgia are perfect for your own sewing space.

  14. Lovely idea, and beautifully organised! Am not certain I could manage one, but thimbles come to mind… how to attach them doesn’t, at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Isn’t that a lovely thing to hang on the wall of a sewing area? You’ve inspired me to have a rummage in the bottom of all my own sewing boxes, button boxes, storage boxes….

  16. Great idea which could be used for other items.

  17. I like the idea of acknowledging that there are things we can’t throw away, but also will never use because, for whatever reason, we treasure them. This way, you have means to enjoy some of your ‘treasures’.

  18. Such a clever idea – All those lovely treasures we have hidden away in drawers now have a place in the limelight!

    • That’s exactly what I thought, and things like tape measures where out and need replacing, and this one has now got a second life.

  19. What a lovely idea to display those sewing memories. The whole thing has a real vintage feel to it and we won’t tell about the new hessian and ring ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks, the items most certainly would have stayed in the sewing box and ultimately been thrown away one day. This way I get to enjoy them.

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