Dyeing Scraps

Last week I visited my friend Dawn, who is a local artist. Dawn loves to work with scraps. She had told me awhile back that she had some scraps for me to dye for both of us. Of course, I wasn’t expecting it to be three large bags!

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Easy Sewing Projects

I’ve been having fun just sewing easy stuff. I belong to a group where we get together every month. Well, that was until Covid. We are now meeting again, but for lunch instead of dinner. Since we are all retired it’s so much more enjoyable to meet for lunch. We used to exchange ornaments which…

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Adding More Cards

The last couple days I’ve been adding to my art for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Holiday Fair. I had taken a bunch of goodies down there a week ago. When I noticed someone else had cards, Andrea told me I could definitely bring more stuff. So I’ve been making a few cards to…

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How To: Snippet Roll

In my quest to use my scraps, I decided to make a snippet roll. This is not a new idea. In fact, the very first article I found about them was written in 2011. I’ve been seeing them a lot in the past year or so, but just didn’t take the time to make one.…

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How To: Scrappy Fabric

I’ve been looking at my bag of scraps I’ve been collecting over the last year, and wanted to do something with it. I’ve made a scrappy scarf in this post, but wanted to just make pieces of scrappy fabric for upcoming projects.

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How to: Scrap Greeting Cards

I have always loved making greeting cards. For years I made my Christmas cards. In the beginning they were hands-on using hand cut stencils, or adding paper embellishments.¬† I graduated to using photos. Now I want to send fabric cards, but I’ve never really been happy with the ones I made. Until now! But I…

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Scrappy Scarf

Years ago I tried this scrappy scarf technique. Back then I had very little fabric and ended up using threads, ribbons, and yarns to make a small piece of fabric. Now that I have lots of fabric scraps, I wanted to make a regular size scarf! It starts with a water soluble stablizer (I used…

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Seeing with new eyes

I decided this past weekend to go through my scrap container, and I was amazed at what was in there. There were pieces of my art journey from the very start – many that I had forgotten about. The majority of pieces in the container were either practice pieces for the final “glamour” shot, failed…

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