Thursday, April 15, 2021

Scrap Happy in April

 I'm probably one of the last to get my Scrap Happy Day post up, but that's the way it goes around here.

I had a request for potholders a couple of weeks ago. That request was fulfilled from my Parts Department and the potholders sent off without being photographed. They would have been ideal for Scrap Happy Day. I mentioned this to someone else and they said they would enjoy a pair of potholders too. Voila! A new Scrap Happy Day project! This time however, I made six. Two were begun with scrappy log cabin style blocks I found in my Parts Department. The other four were built from scratch - and scraps. 😁

Scrap Happy Day is open to anyone who repurposes leftovers of any kind (except maybe food!) into something new and different. My projects will nearly always be textile in nature but there are some in this group who play in other media and find inventive ways to put their scraps to good use. We have a couple of new participants this month, be sure to visit Edith and Preeti! And welcome ladies!

KateGun, Eva, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, NancyDawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith


  1. almost too pretty to use, the colours are wonderful.

  2. My favourite is number 2, the prints are perfectly suited to the function! Your intro made me wonder if perhaps we should include food; the projects would be ephemeral, but such a good idea to prevent waste... There's a long and noble tradition of The Garbage Plate, a rib-sticking diner dish composed of odds and ends of this and that which was cheap and nourishing. I must think on it :-)

  3. What a nice collection. I especially like the vintage fabric in the second potholder. Well done.

  4. Potholders are a great way of using scraps! You have done such wonderful potholders!½

  5. I love the second one.
    I'm beginning to come round to pot holders. The oven glove thingy we usually use is quite stiff and unwieldy and the OH is always complaining about it. Maybe I'll make a couple of these and see how much use they get.


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