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Scrap Happy May, 22

Time to join with Kate for Scrap Happy day- link to others here- https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2022/05/15/scraphappy-may-sorry-its-rather

I have been making Suffolk Puffs or yoyos if you prefer from my fabric scraps this month for my Stitchbook.

Very simple to make from circles of fabric, gathered on the wrong side and pulled up to form

Pretty little circles which can then be applied as you like


This stitchbook is very much a work in progress. Some of the fabrics were included in the kit, but I have supplemented them with my own scraps. Here are the pages I am currently working on. Should add that although it came as a kit what you do with everything is left entirely to the maker.

So the finished pages will be attached to the pages of the book.

By no means finished any of these yet, there are 12 in all, so I think I’ll be doing monthly check ins here for quite a while.

Do please look at others work via the link at at the start of the post. People really are very talented.

Comments on: "Scrap Happy May, 22" (38)

  1. Lovely! That is a great project for exercising your creativity.

  2. This is really appealing work. You are inspiring me at the moment – sometimes I can’t face crochet (following the pattern) or bead stuff (SO many beads….) that freestyle style and fiddling with bits of fabric is the most relaxing thing of all.

    • That should have read “freestyle embroidery”

      • I find using scraps of fabric is very soothing, just simple stitching, making something just for the pleasure of doing it. However everything you make is amazing, finding and using beads was incredible.

        • I’ve had some mishaps, too. I once spotted a glorious round turquoise bead gleaming in the sun on the pavement outside my local corner shop. I grabbed it with eager delight, only to find it was actually someone’s half-sucked mint that they must have spat out after deciding they didn’t like the taste.

  3. I love the idea of yoyos and often thought of making some. Putting them on your pages seems a good outlet. I might think about using them on fabric greeting cards since I have nothing to do these days. πŸ˜‰ You keep inspiring me to challenge myself.

  4. I like your stitch book! That sounds like something wonderful to work on. I have too many things in queue to work on but I will keep that in mind someday! I was obsessed with yo-yos for a while and was going to make a yo-yo quilt. I am not sure what I did with the 20 or so I made (obviously not enough for a quilt) and perhaps I donated them…now I am curious after reading your post πŸ™‚

  5. I love those circles! What a smart idea! (and I really love slow stitching so much!)

  6. I love fabric books, especially the scrappy one! There are so many ways to use your scraps in a fabric book!!!

  7. Fascinating. You are so creative.

  8. I actually put together of box of things to make a stitch book but have not begun. I am thinking it might be a summer project for me. I have some puffs left over from another project too.

  9. the pages are coming along nicely and it looks like you are enjoying it. The Suffolk Puffs are a great idea

  10. Cathy, you’ve such a great sense of balance, colour & perspective in your work. Can’t pick a favourite!

  11. I love the page with the heart and butterfly button!

  12. I’ve never made Suffolk puffs – do you turn a hem as you gather them so that the edge doesn’t fray?

    • You stitch an eighth of an inch from the edge of the fabric. When you pull the thread to gather, that edge turns itself in. I actually have a nifty plastic device for making them which takes all the guesswork out of the process and makes very tidy, identical ones. I use them on my Parterre blocks, they add a lovely dimensional element.

  13. OOooo the texture you are creating is lovely! Beautiful use of scraps!

  14. Going Batty in Wales said:

    I have never made puffs – another thing to add to my list!

  15. Looks lovely.

  16. I am interested to see the “Scrap Books” such a nice creative idea. And I love the puffs used this way!

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