Ivory Spring’s definition of de-scrap: Getting rid of scraps by using them constructively
One up side in the latest development in my life (being Miss Baby’s taxi driver) is that I get to work more on my handwork projects while I “wait outside” during Miss Baby’s “drop-off” activities. I needed an on-the-go sewing case that was super super quick to put together. As much as I loved to, I did not have the time to make those beautiful needle books that I see on Etsy.
Here is a 69-cent pencil case I bought at Target…
I hadn’t known they make pencil cases like that:
I used two scrap pieces still laying on my work table from a recently finished quilt, a piece of batting scrap, and leftover binding to make a mat for my needles. The only thing I wish I had added to the mat is a pocket for my scissors so that they don’t bounce around within the box, but I hadn’t thought of that till later.
I then added embroidery floss, a pair of embroidery scissors, a small pill box (for scrap threads), and my trusty hedgehog pincushion in the box to complete the little ensemble.
And here you can see my sewing box being tucked in a corner in my purse. I have a rather large purse – I don’t know, I always feel like I have to have a purse in which I can pack the entire house, but that’s another story for another day!
There it is – my very feeble attempt at de-scrapping. The official (and very laughable) stats are: two 2.5″ x 6″ scrap pieces, one 2.5″ x 6″ piece of batting scrap and 19″ binding strip!
Thanks for putting up with me trying to make a big deal out of this “nothing to write home” effort. :) I hope you have a great day!
Now, curious mind wants to know something totally vain —
1. Do you carry a big or small purse?
2. If you are a quilter or needleworker, do you keep in your big/small purse anything craft-related? If so, what?
3. If you are a reader, do you keep a book in your purse at all times?
p.s. Vicki, I thought of you when I was using the scraps – hope you are proud of me for using my scraps!! :) For those who don’t know Vicki, she doesn’t throw any fabrics away, and always has the most creative ways to use up her scraps!