ScrapHappy June

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, it’s time for something completely different. Some of you know that I recently visited Melbourne, and part of that trip was spending some serious browsing time in Amitié Textiles in Torquay, south west of the city on the Great Ocean Road. They had a number of remnants bins filled with small, colourful pieces of fabric, and of course, I went scrap-diving!

This is my haul. There’s no real theme there except that it’s very, very approximately orange and teal-ish. There was just SO much choice that I had to narrow it down a bit. Now that I have it home, I can begin to insert other colours and patterns from my already very extensive personal scrap collection!

And the long term goal? The recent Melbourne visit underlined a major lack in my wardrobe. A warm and colourful long jacket/coat! I have a coat, but it’s very sober, and I do love, love, love colour. So I’m making myself a ScrapHappy coat, using Simplicity 4789 (the long red edge-to-edge coat in the image). I’ll probably add a button overlap to the front, either something interesting and asymmetrical, or simple and straight, I’ll see how I feel closer to the time.

Yes, it’s going to take some time and lots and lots of piecing. I need to decide what size/ shape to make the pieces, how to assemble it, what to line it with, etc. So, still plenty to do…

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,
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.