I joined a ScrapHappy group a few months ago, organised by Kate in Australia and Gun in Sweden. The idea of this group is to encourage each other to use up scraps. Any scraps, for crafting. In March and April I delved into my fabric scraps for some patchwork/sewing projects. For May I decided to do some cross stitch.
If you’re like me, you always end up with lots of threads left over from kits and there often seem to be quite a few small off-cuts of aida/evenweave when preparing fabric for larger projects. I never throw any of mine out. I keep everything because it always comes in useful for very small designs.
While the sun has been shining, and skies are blue, I decided to start work on a few unseasonal designs. And stitched up these two in just a couple of evenings.
Colours aren’t necessarily what the charts suggested, but I was using my scrap threads, so made colours up as I went along. The little snowman to the left is a free design by Lindashee, and the penguin is a free by Lesley Teare.
The “finishing” wasn’t strictly a scrappy finish, although I used only what I had in my stash. Some scrap wadding to give the cross stitch designs a nice padded effect, and some ready-made aperture cards (aperture is 2.5” x 2.5”).
So two dinky little cards to pop into my Christmas box. And a feeling of not having wasted some of those leftover threads.
Other ScrapHappy crafters, who don’t necessarily post each month, being: