Friday, 10 January 2014

Rainbow Scrappy Challenge–2nd Saturday

Happy Scrappy Saturday everyone!  Here are some pictures of a little blue scrap basket which I finished during the week:
Blue Scrap box 2 REDBlue Scrap box 3 REDBlue Scrap box 4 REDBlue Scrap box 5 RED
It is from the e-book “Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects” By Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  The instructions to make this little fabric basket are very clear, however, I really need to learn how to read them Winking smile  I omitted to top stitch around the top before putting in the cardboard support for the sides.  Never mind, the next one will go better I’m sure.   It finishes at 5.5inches high and 7.5inches square. It doesn’t seem so big but it holds all of my blue scraps which came out of another box.  I also have a jar full of skinny strips. I need to prettify the lid.  If you’d like to see what ever one else has done for their RSC this week go check out Soscrappy’s  blog.  There are some fabulous projects on the go.

I've also managed to make a scissor holder as part of Across the Pond Sew Along for this month.   The back is denim recycled from a pair of jeans and the little red check pockey is recycled from a cotton shirt.  I'm not so sure about the fabric for the big blue heart which is a hand dyed.  I'm not sure I like it  :-/ but then it's covered up with scissors and stuff so hopefully I won't notice it too much.  I wish I'd picked a lighter floral like the one in the smaller pocket at the base of that heart.  Anyway, it's mainly blue ;)   The design is by Wendy of Handmade Harbour and you can find the pattern and tutorial her blog here. :




The Across the Pond Sew Along is organized by three friends, Amanda of The Patchsmith, Amy from Amy Made That..by eamylove, and Susie of Susie's Sunroom.
You can find out more about this fun sew along here.

So that's it from me for this week.  My DD is coming home today for a week visit so I'm not sure I'll get any stitching done but you never know.   

Happy Stitching!
Ellyx

27 comments:

  1. How clever to make a blue scrap container out of your blue scraps! I absolutely love it! You have done well on using up scraps if you can get them all to fit in there. I fear I would need a bigger container.

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  2. Wonderful basket. I have this book, too and at one day I plan to sew one or more of this basket. Your scissor holder is also very nice.

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  3. Your baskets are cute. I love the blue heart.

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  4. A basket made from blue scraps to hold the rest of your blue scraps--genius!!

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  5. Your blue baskets for your blue scraps is a great idea

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  6. Fun basket and a great way to use up scraps while organizing them too.

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  7. Fun to see someone who used that pattern from Sunday Morning Quilts.

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  8. Nice basket. Looks like something fun to make! I might just have to make some baskets like that for my scraps, it is a great idea and would make sorting them a breeze!

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  9. Love your blue basket and scissor holder! You go girl!

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  10. I too love this blue scrappy basket!!! So many ideas I have now inspired by this project!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. That's so creative - to have a blue fabric box for your blue fabrics!!! Way to go!!!

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  12. What a wonderful basket!!! I think I have the eBook too. Fun fun fun!

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  13. Love the basket. I saw the pattern in the book and thought it would be a great little project. So nice to see someone who actually did it.

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  14. Thanks for the link to the Scissors Keeper - it's so cute and a wonderful way to organize my scissors! Your basket is pretty adorable too :*)

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  15. A wonderful idea to make a blue basket for blue scraps. It looks great, beautiful scraps you're used. Thank you so much for the link to the scissors keeper.
    Have a nice weekend and take care
    Roswitha

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  16. I see you have been busy. The blue box looks handy and seems the perfect size for your fabric scraps. As for the scissor holder - I LOVE IT. It is so handy with all it's pockets. And I think the blue fabrics work well. I love that you upcycled fabric - you eco-diva you.
    I think you deserve some time off with your dear daughter after all this activity.
    xxx

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  17. Blue scraps to make a scrap basket , you are too smart. Love the heart too.

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  18. So cute... I would like to make these one day too. What a great idea to work it into RSC!

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  19. What fabulous scrap baskets Elly. I have seen some of the stuff the Across the Ponders make and theya re really lovely. The scissor holder is great.

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  20. Great projects - I am going to go check out the tute for the scissor holder!

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  21. I love your blue scrap basket, what a great idea!

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  22. I really like the scrappy basket for scraps. It's cute and a wonderful idea but I need boxes that stack for my scraps. You've made use of your scraps in such useful projects. Bravo.

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  23. I like your scrap box, it is so cute. Great idea and useful too. Your little heart scissor holder is cute too. Have fun with your daughter.

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  24. What a fantastic idea! Your scrap basket and scissor holder are wonderful!

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  25. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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  26. What a cute box and you won't have any trouble figuring out which is the "blue" scrap box!

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  27. I missed this one first time round. It's brilliant?

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