Unlike the local public school system, that wisely starts back AFTER Labor Day, I start back to my school on Monday. It doesn’t help that my school is located one block from the oceanfront, either. (Cue: Little ones sighing as they watch beach goers, surfers, and generally everyone else walking or biking towards the beach). LOL. 😀
It’s mid-month and time for the ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun. There are many ideas percolating in my head, but in getting ready for school to open I’ve only completed a tiny scrappy project.
AUGUST SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE
I just loved the colors and prints of of Micheal Miller’s Flower Shop collection. For August’s project I sewed a pillow case using scraps from a quilt I sewed for my 86-year old mom.
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I am excited to participate in my first ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun. Not only will it be fun to share scrap projects; but I hope to learn more about quilting, maybe finish those WIPs, and leave my own comfort zone.
JULY SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE
I save interesting selvages (or selvedge) from various projects. I find I am drawn to the multi-colored, designer fanciful selvages. For my first Scrap Happy project, I used selvage scraps to make the 1-hour basket found at KelbySews.
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Her name was Miss Phoebe Darling and she gave us 13+ fantastically bouncy, bubbly years.
If you’ve ever met a Boston terrier, you know what I mean when I say she was an animated spitfire! She spent her early days playing tug-of-war,
stealing borrowing her sister pup’s toys or bones and hiding them inside her crate, burrowing behind the sofa cushions to nap… In her elder years, she was a little slower, took more naps in the sun, cuddled more…
She slipped under my heart when I wasn’t paying attention. She was always emotionally there for me, always forgiving, always loyal. I miss her terribly.
RIP, Phoebe Darling
I sat on this post . . . Waiting . . . I’m relieved and confident enough now to share. This quilt was/is a comfort quilt for a dear friend who recently underwent a double mastectomy. I don’t necessarily bestow names upon my quilts. An exception was made, this one is titled Star Hope.
I made a conscious decision to sew a quilt made of scraps from previous projects. I can’t explain it actually, but in my mind it was a way to bundle all the previous love and effort that transpired before, into one quilt. Silly. Superstitious.
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Asked to donate an item to our school auction; I decided upon an 18″doll package. Some of the package items included a wooden doll bed, tiny wooden hangers and clothing. Looking for simple storage ideas for clothing and accessories; George and I combined several designs we found online.
The clothing storage rack’s total size is 10″ deep by 18″ tall by 20″ wide. George cut 5 wood pieces: 2 tall tapered sides (I traced pattern shape on paper), a bottom, and 2 storage section wall sides which are 3″ tall.
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Every teacher is asked to donate an item to our annual school auction. I decided upon donating an 18″ doll and accessories after finding the handmade school uniform made for my daughter’s A.G. doll. The package has grown. LOL.
Every doll needs a bed, right? IKEA’s solid pine Duktig bed fits 18″ dolls perfectly; but it is a little bland.
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