ScrapHappy December

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.

After last month’s highly successful and so far, much complimented scrappy fabric necklace, I eyed the remaining triangles of batik from the Floribunda quilt with a much more assessing eye. And this is the result. A Christmas hemi-wreath, decoration, whatever you’d like to call it. I call it pretty, and hung it on a door. I love those colours!

Scrappy Christmas, everyone!

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). The list below is the most current one I have, so if you’d like me to update something, let me know in the Coments.

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

41 thoughts on “ScrapHappy December

  1. Caroline says:

    Beautiful and so creative
    Thats an awful lot of triangles

  2. So ingenious, what a pretty demi-wreath it made, especially with that flash of the purple glass ball!

  3. Scraps + season = festive decoration… you could swap the bauble for a heart in Feb, and an egg at Easter…

  4. claire93 says:

    that’s a very effective use of scraps, Kate, fabric looks like autumn leaves from a distance

  5. […] I am joining in with Kate and her band of Happy Scrappers: […]

  6. I love it – the fabric gives a hint of leaves. I am joining in this month with one of my favourites – rust!

  7. Just a note – Eva’s link isn’t working.

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, I’ve spotted that. I think I may have to do a severe pruning for the front end of the list, since many of them never seem to participate any longer, but they came through Gun, so I haven’t wanted to interfere. I think it’s time, though…

  8. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Very clever!

  9. Debbierose says:

    Clever and spectacular 👌

  10. […] Apologies for the late posting today. I have been dealing with a malfunctioning boiler and frozen pipes. Fortunately I got hold of a jolly nice plumber without too much catastrophising, and now know more about said issues than I ever wished. Hopefully all OK . Meantime, it’s Scrap Happy Day, and time to link up with Kate and others here. […]

  11. very festive and just your colours. That is a lot of little pieces.

  12. Brilliant colours. You have given me an idea for my craft room. Happy Christmas.

  13. It looks so “intended” – not at all as if it is made from scraps. Beautiful.

  14. What an enjoyable use of scraps Kate! I just love the creative scrappiness you come up with!

  15. rutigt says:

    Love it!!! God Jul och Gott Nytt År!

  16. Susan says:

    Gorgeous is what I say!

  17. What a fun way to display all your favorite pieces of fabric. I would think you could keep it up all year round if you chose too do that. Very creative use of scraps.

    • katechiconi says:

      I knew I’d kept all those tiny triangles for a reason! There are very few left in the bowl now; I shall have to come up with one more project to use up those last bits.

  18. […] Kate always inspires me to use up my scraps! […]

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