Monday, 1 December 2008

Scrap Ornaments

little scrap ornaments
As you know I have been experimenting with learning to sew, I am now in possession of a dinky little sewing machine and a box full of scraps to play with. Its not all been easy, its difficult for me to follow directions well, as in other peoples patterns though it doesn't stop me from loving to read a good tutorial. I think its just the way my brain works.

I'm left handed and have struggled all my life to understand the right handed world beyond teaching myself to cut using the red handled scissors in school. (The green Lefty scissors were always a.) broken b.) rusty or c.) stuck together with supposedly kid safe glue). I like to look at things take them apart in my head then try to see if I can do it for myself. Sometimes it works and sometimes it hits an iceberg or several before I go my own way.

just hanging around

This Christmas I am really trying to stick with the handmade theme, I normally do a lot of baking for friends and family, and this year I wanted to do more. So I have been experimenting with my box of scraps to make these cute little ornaments. The scraps are all fabric samples from Laura Ashley that either my Mother in Law gave me or I have asked for on trips to Laura Ashley. I have more to make and more scraps to work with, I'm hoping to give some ornaments away as gifts, and gift tags, and will probably play about with adding a few buttons, and possibly drawing or painting on some scraps of natural linen I have been hiding.
the little scrap oranments are really easy to make, if you would like a tutorial I would be happy to write one up and list what materials I used.. aside from the scraps of fabric of course!


Jess said...

Those are really neat! I'm not usually into that sort of thing, but I like them :)

Miaou said...

Oh those are really sweet Apryl - please do a tute for them! I'm always collecting scraps from my local fabric store and looking for ways to use them.

Anonymous said...

I like those little ornaments. Good luck with the sewing. I think you are doing a grand job. Might ask Happy (aka dad), the lefty about some sewing tips. He can sew but not often, had always assumed that it was not a manly thing, maybe it's a lefty thing. :D Let me know if you want any more scraps by the way. :D There are always plenty of smallish pieces I can't bear to bin... Trust me it is a favour. I am drowning in tiny scraps!!

Frizbe said...

They're lovely, your very talanted.

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