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Scrap Happy- December 2020

Sometimes life gets in the way, so not only am I a day late, but I’ve not done that which I set out to do. I am in the process of making two Christmas coasters. They involved getting out scary cutting mat and rotary cutter, which I had totally forgotten how to use. Needless to say I re-learnt the meaning of “measure twice and cut once”. Two hours later I was mentally shattered, but ready for some hand sewing, and I now have from scraps two prepared Christmas coasters.

Not very complicated if you are not a nin-com- poop. Double negative is deliberate!

Of course whilst I was putting off doing scary cutting I totally way laid myself which didn’t help.. I stumbled across a piece of red felt and the template for a leaf- which I hadn’t got round to making-so I thought , just get on with this instead, so I did. One bookmark- also totally from scraps of felt and embroidery floss.

So there we go- one and a half scrap happy projects. Linking as always with Kate for Scrap Happy days –https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/

Comments on: "Scrap Happy- December 2020" (25)

  1. Really like the embroidered bookmark Cathy.

  2. They are all lovely. Love all the embroidery on the leaf.

  3. Wow! Love your coasters and bookmark! Great use of your scraps πŸ™‚

  4. Really like your leaf. It’s beautiful. πŸ‚πŸ‚xx

  5. Your “scrappy” work is wonderful. I love the christmassy fabrics you’ve used for the coasters, and that leaf would look good anywhere…I’m thinking on a denim jacket or bag πŸ™‚

  6. It’s near unanimous – that leaf is wonderful!
    As for getting back into the groove of cutting mat & rotary cutter: Some of us haven’t gotten there the first time, so you’re definitely ahead of us! πŸ™€ (aptly labeled “cat face screaming in fear”)

  7. I think you did great! No sign of nincompoopity here.

  8. It looks like you did an excellent job with the rotary cutter – go Cathy! Those trees are simply lovely – and so is the bookmark!!

  9. Three lovely projects and all from scraps – win win! Love the leaf in particular, its beautiful πŸ™‚

  10. lovely festive mug rugs and the bookmark is stunning with red on black!

  11. Well, despite the nerves, you’ve done a great job of creating three great scrappy pieces. I do especially love that red embroidered leaf, absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Scrummy seasonal scrappiness! I hope to join in again before too long – hopefully before next Christmas

  13. I can so relate this! You always make me chuckle and 3 lovely objects – keep going!

    • Thanks the handsewing will be nice, till I get to the bit which says cut fabric for binding- t’s supposed to be easing me into cutting the binding for the Grandson’s quilt which I have been stalling for months.

  14. They are beautiful! I admire quilts anyway, but I can imagine that they involve a LOT of planning!
    The leaf is just beautiful – the colours are so happy and vibrant. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you- you have no idea what a challenge cutting fabric is for me- I’m a real cissy! The leaf was fun to stitch and just what I needed to do at the time.

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