Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What to do with scraps??

Good morning everyone, how are you doing today?
Hope this post finds you all well!
Today's post is about scraps and boy do I have a lot of them! These are all scraps from my hand dyed fabric, they were some where in a pile and I decided to challenge myself and use them.
Now I have to find a way to put them together as a wall hanging and have the inchies dangle on the bottom.

The inchies do need embellishment first, so that's the part I still have to finish..before getting it together..lol. ( you can take that either way..lol)
The strips were torn and then stitched onto the background, then free motion stitched with swirls. To get some more dimension, I stitched some pieces on top of that. The butterflies were left over embroidery from my embroidery machine ( as you know which does not live here anymore).
Hand stitching and embroidery, some beads were added on top of some lace.
All the blanket stitching was done by hand. The yarn used for the bigger parts was dyed to fit in. The inchies were done with embroidery floss. I wanted them to have some more color so they would not disappear into the whole..
Well this is what I have been up to this weekend...rain the whole way..bleeh and cold too!
Sunshine right now..so up and away into the yard to see if I can repair some damage that the hail storm made on Friday! Hail as big as dice and bigger..so much for my flowering plants!
Everyone have a great and wonderful day!!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wonderful use of "scraps", if there really are such a thing! Can't wait to see it all together.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I need to send you about 50pounds of scraps I can't bear to throw away.
If it wasn't for the awful cost of postage........ai yi yi!
Cool stuff, and the internet let me get into your site today! WHOOOO--HOOOOOO!!!!

Agnes the Red said...

Well, we certainly know what YOU do with scraps...you make brilliant artwork!...looking forward to seeing it all together!

Elizabeth said...

Love what you ahve done here!! You really are fast!!! I can't wait to see the finished piece!!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Hey there horsie! Love this little quiltie and I think those inchies maybe hanging down a beaded string would look really cool. Great work!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

and I just throw away scraps!