Caroline and I have been talking in the past few weeks and both think that for so many reasons a scrappy Christmas is a happy one:
- Christmas is usually a time of mass consumption. By using what we already have we can try and reduce buying too much new stuff.
- By using scraps we can justify our sewing time as tidying time - with each project I complete there will be one less scrap on my sewing room floor!
- Scraps often have lovely memories associated with them. Re-live them while you sew!
- Scrappy projects are often small and fast to make - this means you can give more of your family and friends a handmade Christmas
So over the next few weeks we will be posting some of the Christmas gifts we have been making, with a commitment that (most of them!) will be from the scrap pile.
To start things off I thought I would do a bit of a scrappy gift idea round up.
Susan, from Living with Punks had a Scrap Your Stash Month with lots of fantastic tutorials. This Pen Wrap and Roll is one of my favourites. Its made by Katy from No Big Dill
They are beautifully constructed and I love her choice of fabrics. She has sewn them by hand and I am really enjoying a little bit of hand sewing. These are on my list for Will. I will make a fabric basket to toss them into and store them when they are not being used. I could also make them for my brother - he could use them to improve his juggling skills!
I am off to do some sewing... I mean tidy the sewing room...