Sunday, September 22, 2013

53 Weeks scrap challenge @ Samelia's Mum

Week 5  - Plastic bag dispenser

For the plastic bag dispenser,  I decided to use motifs of fish.   The bag is black and the fishes are in tan/brown you see on cut potato and use paint to stamp on paper.   I will probably use this bag in my RV when I go camping as we always use plastic bags when buying groceries.   At home, we use canvas or cloth shopping bags since the grocery stores do not like to use plastic bags for environmental reasons.   

Saturday, September 21, 2013

53 weeks scrap challenge - needle case

I had a small piece of fabric of motifs of sewing items such as spool of threads, bobbin, needle threader, etc and made a needle case to hold all of my cross-stitching needles.   I added a pocket to hold skeins of threads, scissor, etc.  This was a quick and fun project.  

Friday, September 20, 2013

53 Weeks Scrap Challenge @ Samelia's Mum

I am getting behind in my 53 weeks challenge.   We are at week 8 now.   I have finished week one which is the pincushion challenge.    I decided to work though what scraps I have available and try to catch up.  I just finished week 7 which is an electrical cord wrap.  I found just the right fabric for this project.
The fabric has motifs of what you would see in a firehall.   I used this wrap around my ironing cord when I am not using the iron.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Transworld Reading Challenge

The Road Between Us - by Nigel Farndale

This is an intriguing story about a relationship between two men during World War 11  and the consequences of living in a society that condones homosexual behaviour.  I was amazed at how far a person wold go and the perverseness to overcome difficult and dangerous barriers to find their loved one.  It was both sad and a moving story involving son, nephew, uncle and father.  I highly recommend this book for those who are interested in the history of those who have been persecuted due to their sexual orientation as well as those who were deemed "unfit" during Hilter's reign. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I have lots of scrap fabrics from sewing projects.   I decided to join in on the 52 week Scrap Challenge at Samelia's Mum.   There is a new project every Monday with tutorials to guide you along with the sewing.  Feel free to join us to use up all your little pieces of scrap fabrics that you don't want to throw away.

The first week's project was a heart pincushion or ornament.  It is made out of my leftover scrap fabrics.  I used one of my Hawaiian turtle fabric as the focus of the heart and left-over solid colors around the turtle.  I did the same on the back of the heart.   I now have a pincushion to keep all of my straight pins from going astray while stitching/sewing.  

This is a fun, quick project!!!!