After deciding that it was time to get stuck in to using up my enormous scrap fabric collection - I've been a bit short on time this week!
My girls both went back to school yesterday after 2 months off, and after a big party at our place for Australia Day the previous day, I've been tidying up and cleaning since then!!!
After lunch yesterday, I thought I'd sneak a little time to start a scrap project I've been thinking of all week.
Unfortunately on part one, I managed to break the last of my larger needles! It just clean broke through in the middle of the eye!! Ooopps!
So, I decided to leave that project for now, and do a different quick one...
I've got a pot of long thin scraps! Mmmm!!
What to do??
I saw something like this while looking around online, and wanted to try it!
A bit of plaiting (braiding), and ....
5 mins later - three scrappy bracelets!
Oh - and after learning how to make fabric yo-yos last week, and making this jewellery set on a scrappy day with my girls....
I got a bit carried away making yo-yos...
Just look how easy it is:
Cut a circle of fabric - look at mine - it doesn't even need to be a perfect circle!
Then, turning the edge over a little as you go - stitch with a simple running stitch -in and out, all the way round:
Then slowly pull the thread and the edges will ruffle up together:
Pull all the way, until you get this:
Then secure with a few stitches - or add a button in the middle, then use to decorate - anything!!
So, using my new yo-yo making skills, I decided to make a quick Australia Day necklace with some scraps!
All the right colours - I had my Australian flag bikini and sarong on too - so all red, white and blue co-ordinated!
Not bad I thought, until someone pointed out my necklace looked like one of the characters from the cartoon movie Madagascar...... Can you see the resemblance??? Nose, eyes and ears?? Mmmmmm, not sure that's a compliment for my jewellery making skills...
Do come back next week when I'll have a new scrap project to show!
Have a lovely weekend!