ScrapHappy April

Welcome once again to ScrapHappy Day!

It’s the day my friend Gun in Sweden and I host ScrapHappy, a day for showing something made from scraps.

This month’s scrappiness is for the benefit of one of Mouse’s new friends. We met a new greyhound family in Townsville on our last trip, who had sadly lost their darling doggo, and were waiting to adopt a new one. Well, Miss Libby is now home and becoming accustomed to getting spoiled rotten, so Mouse suggested to me that he’d like to send her a Welcome Home gift. Your wish is my command, O Master. He feels that all greyhounds would welcome a nice cushion cover to lean on, especially if it features a portrait…

I did the usual, manipulated a photo, reversed the image and printed it on transfer paper, together with her name. I then ironed the transfer on a scrap of white fabric (this was sheeting left over from making the caravan bunk sheets). Around the central image of Libby I made a ‘piano key’ border of pink and black & white scraps to pick out the colours in the photo. The pillowcase back is a remnant from the Anemone quilt I still haven’t got round to hand-quilting. The binding is scraps from both the Floribunda quilt and the Lullaby baby quilts.

I hope that Miss Libby will find this offering acceptable, and that her new human sister Lucy will enjoy it too.

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either email me at the address on my Contact Me page, or leave a comment below. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. We welcome new members. You don’t have to worry about making a long term commitment or even join in every month, just let either of us know a day or so in advance if you’re new and you’ll have something to show, so we can add your link. Regular contributors will receive an email reminder three days before the event.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Viv

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness.

27 thoughts on “ScrapHappy April

  1. Everything you create is lovely. I love the colors and good cheer.

  2. Lovely Libby! Wonderful gift… those love hearts are a nice touch ♡

  3. good idea Mouse, what a nice welcome to
    Libby’s new home and so bright and cheerful.

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you, Miss Jean! The Staff are getting pretty good at these cushions, I must say. I hope Aunty Mel’s colour scheme can cope with the pink, but Mum thought it would be OK because Libby has a pink collar.

  4. Oh my …. Miss Libby will surely love it 😍
    And I so love the hearts ♥️

  5. It will be a very acceptable welcome home gift, I am absolutely sure! And no doubt Mouse will prance in joyous pride at th glorious result of his suggestion.

    • katechiconi says:

      Mouse has a happy dance we see when he approves of something or wants to do something. I think the one he did when I showed him the cushion must have been approval, rather than the fact that I was getting ready to go out and he was coming too, don’t you think?

  6. rutigt says:

    So cute! I think every dog should have a cushion like that one!!!!

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    What a lucky doggo she is, New home and presents. Lovely gift.

  8. claire93 says:

    gorgeous use of all those pinks ^^

  9. Steph (and Shinee) says:

    Love this, so girly and gorgeous! Shinee thoroughly approves!

    • katechiconi says:

      It is, isn’t it? Mouse was a bit worried about all the pink, but I told him it’s different for girls, and Libby’s Mum has said she’s delighted with it and will be writing to Mouse soon about it! I’m glad Shinee approves, she’s another girl of taste and discernment 😊

  10. Going Batty in Wales says:

    What a lovely present! I am sure both Libby and her staff will be delighted.

  11. Lucky Libby – a new home AND a beautiful cushion.

  12. Debbierose says:

    I adore cushions, you can never have enough of them, and personalised, its beautiful

  13. That turned out beautifully. Mr. Mouse was so thoughtful to suggest it and you to carry out his wishes. A wonderful gift for another rescue family.

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