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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Scrap-a-lap-a-ding-dong!

Firstly, have you made up your mind who you want to back in the Pings & Needles Scrap Bag Challenge in association with The Eternal Maker?  Cue huge fanfare!  Details on how you can vote are at the end of this post.

Yesterday, I decided I needed a tick (always need a tick), and between twinny haircuts, DVDs and a trip to the park, I knew sewing was going to be a tad difficult, so it was time for a 'wreath'.


I remembered seeing one in a magazine last Christmas, and there are plenty on Pinterest using a variety of hoops, rings and flower-arranging accessories.

So I went for a humble dry-cleaner's coat hanger and bent it into a circle round an upturned waste-paper basket.

I didn't keep count of the number of strips I cut, but it must have been in excess of 200.  I plumped for approximately 1" x 9", as I found a lot of scraps that fitted the bill, along with some fat eights and polycotton just asking to be used.  I don't ordinarily like red, but it is Christmassy, so it was a great project and dodgy-stash buster in that respect.


I simply tied the strips to the ring, squeezing in as many as I could in semi-random order.

'Semi' in that I tried to evenly sort the different scraps into 4 piles first, each to fill a quarter of the ring; this ensured that after the first quarter I could see I had cut enough.  There were also a few bits of sparkly netting tied in for good measure.


So I reckon I get to have a tick on my Winter Stitching list, (OK, so there was no actual stitching, but it's fabric and crafty and all the things I love, plus it's my list):

9.  Another grand crafting gesture for our Christmas home!

You don't get more grand than putting something 'out there' for everyone to see, whether they are invited in, or not!  I just hope no-one takes a fancy and pinches it when I put it out on December 1st!

OK, build up over...

Time to Vote 
Please head over here and decide our fate!

May the best scrap-bagger win!

28 comments:

  1. Love the wreath! Archie picked his favourite project this afternoon (photos taken as requested!) and then I discovered he could vote for three - luckily I know which were his second and third favourites...good luck!!

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  2. i love that wreath and i totally just voted for you!

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  3. Your wreath rocks and I think everyone will want one! Looking forward to you winning the prize then! Good luck!

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  4. cute wreath REALLY cute! heading over to vote

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  5. This wreath is fab and what a great way of using up all that fabric you just aren't sure what else to use it for.

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  6. wreath is really fab, love it!

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  7. Weeeeelll, I guess it counts, as there's a ton of fabric on that thing ;o) Looks fab anyway :o)

    I voted :o)

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  8. WOW! Amazing what you can do with a shed load of scraps! Looks fab on your door too! What a torment for me to only be able to vote for one of my fellow Brit Bee-ers! Not fair! Jxo

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  9. Great wreath! And a wonderful use for scraps! Off to vote!

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  10. I love it! What a fantastic idea - and it turned out so well for you. Beautiful, Miss H! xx

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  11. Looks fantastic, Yes! you do deserve a BIG tick. Popping over to vote.

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  12. Prefectly pretty wreath, we are doing these at our meet and make workshop next month! Good luck s-bagger ;)

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  13. Love the fabric choices in your wreath!

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  14. My friend made me one of these wreaths last Christmas and her daughter ade giant ones to decorate her wedding venue this year - they are gorgeous. Off to vote ...

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  15. Love the super happy wreath!

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  16. I think that maybe a wreath like that is a project I could fob off on my youngest. I did vote, it was tough, luckily I got three votes, and you got one of them. I did make a plea for some more votes, those are all great scrap projects.

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  17. Done twinny x plus love your wreath!

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  18. I`m surprised there is anything remotely dodgy in your stash Miss H - love the wreath. Have just voted and had to give a reason - didn`t think `Hadley is lovely` counted so said something silly like they are cute and beautifully made. Tsk. The things I have to come up with.

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  19. Loving the wreath!! Good luck! I just pinned it, too. ;o)
    xo
    Kelli

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  20. Great wreath, dud you get slaves to help or did they have the DVD! LOL. I have been and voted, but to be fair I'd have liked 9 votes, they were all great!

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  21. ooo I love it! Great idea. I think I need one of those...oh wait! CRAP...it's not my list! I am trying to be good! It's getting hard already!

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  22. tomorrow i shall make that wreath, looks amazing and luckily i love red! x

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  23. What a lovely wreath - thanks for the inspiration :O)

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  24. Wow, your wreath is Fabulous! I love it, now you have me wanting to make one!

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