Well it’s time again and as I missed last month I simply could not miss this month …
The runner that I have made is called my 2020 WRAP… coz it has all the scraps from all my 2020 projects.
As I’ve made a fair few quilts and gifts over the year I don’t have them here with me to look at or feel. This runner will be a reminder of all things made last year.
I haven’t actually set it out making sure colours match … I’ve just pulled them out of the stacks of scraps I have now and free motion quilted them on the batting. It’s turned out bright and has a stained glass look to it which I love.
Cannot believe it’s been another month !!! And we are back to ScrapHappy posting.
It’s been a very busy month for this Nana and my heart overflows with love & joy for my granddaughter 💝
It’s been super hard to find time to devote to my sewing but I do make time as it’s a love I cannot put aside.
I’m not sure about the rest of the world but we here in the land down under celebrate Mother’s Day … and I had a project in mind for my son in law’s grandma who has come down to visit from Malaysia.
She is used to warm tropical climate and coming here in winter isn’t the best, so I made her a quilt to put over her knee as she sits and watches tv.
It’s a simple design and is made from scraps from a quilt cover I had made a year ago but never use as the colours are not to my hubby’s liking. So I cut it up and still have pieces left to make smaller things.
I have used the Rag Quilting style as it’s warm and cosy
Here’s to the next ScrapHappy post and hopefully I can make something else in between 🤩
Good morning friends, it’s that wonderful time again.
I have had a few weeks of absolutely no sewing or creating as I’ve been on mummy/nana duty to my elder daughter who is a brand new mum 😍. She is doing well but I’m there as all Nana’s are as back up 🤍 My granddaughter is doing well & needless to say we are besotted.
I did get a little time to do a couple of scrappy projects. I’ve been wanting to try out these as I’ve seen them made on YouTube.
The first one is a set of coasters. Mother’s Day is coming up and I wanted to make something for my friends and I will put a teabag with each and wrap it up with a lot of love and give it to them.
The second project is a basket. Again something I have seen made on YouTube and wanted to try it out. I’m very happy with the result and this ScrapHappy Basket will be a present for my future daughter in law’s mum who loves everything I make and loves the colour green.
Every piece I’ve made has been made from scraps. I have a few 5” squares that have been lying in a box for a long time with not enough to make any large quilt. The fabric for the basket was given to me by a friend as an off cut she found at a market and picked it up as she knew I’d make something with it. I made a baby blanket with the piece and this was the leftover scrap which I had to join in a few places to make one piece to cut out the basket.
ScrapHappy days are days I like coz’ I don’t have to overthink what I’m going to make & the projects are small and doable in a short time. I love the creative side that comes out in me and even though these days I’m fighting to get decent sewing time I’ve still got a bit of time to make something pretty & best of all I can present them to my friends.
Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at). The list below is the most current one I have, so if you’d like me to update something, let me know in the Comments. This month, we’re welcoming back Lynn after taking some time off from blogging, and Tierney, who’s creating something spectacular for you all to enjoy. Be sure to drop by and say hello!
I have always loved baking. I’m self taught and almost everything I make is Not perfect but my family loves eating what I create & so do I.
I don’t bake as much as I used to when the kids were in school . There were always after school snacks and freshly baked goods for after school sports. Not only did my kids enjoy the treats and gobble it all up but also my kids friends and their mums used to look out for my after school baking.
Hungry kids are the best …. They devour everything put in front of them and I enjoyed watching them relish it all 🤍
The one thing I have not stopped doing is making Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday. I get up at 6am and do the first mix and leave it to rise & go back to bed. I have been doing this from the first time I came to Australia 30 years ago and it starts my Days of Prayer till Easter Sunday perfectly.
Prayers for me is not only the traditional way …. Being kind to another person…. Helping wherever you can… & cooking and baking is another form of prayer for me. So today I Prayed…. With my heart & with my hands 🙏
It was an accompaniment to a quilt I made 3 years ago.
I had the pillow case from the original quilt cover lying in my cupboard for a long time and needed a short project to keep my hands busy.
Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at). The list below is the most current one I have, so if you’d like me to update something, let me know in the Comments.
Surprise surprise… the post this month is Christmassy 😋
I’ve been making small gifts for my friends for Christmas as I do each year …
I had a couple of tea towels (Christmas ones) from last year & a few lengths of Christmas ribbon which I love but will not use again as a decoration…. So I decided to do this ….
The ribbon has been recycled again into a Christmas frame 🖼️
A very Christmassy ScrapHappy Post 🥰
Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at). The list below is the most current one I have, so if you’d like me to update something, let me know in the Coments.