Saturday, February 19, 2011

Scraphappy Saturday - Anyone want to trade?

As I'm sure most of us are more than aware there is a world recession going on at the moment, belts needed to be pulled tighter and there is less spare money to use on luxuries as the price of every day living just seems to go up and up. As much as I like to think that fabric and crafting is a necessity rather than a luxury ;-) I am certainly being forced to buy less these last few months. But I'm coming to realise that that isn't really such a bad thing.

How many of you are like me and have a tonne of stuff that you've bought over the years that has rarely seen the light of day since it came home? Well this is the year to get using all that stuff!! :) And what perfect excuse but to combine some of that with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.I have had this book sat on my shelf for a while and not done anything with it so this week I will be attempting to make myself a red pot or two........ The scraps have been raided and I'm all set to go. I wonder if I'll have a finished pot to show you by the time next Saturday rolls on round?

While I was sorting out some strips for my pot, I noticed how many really thin strips that I'd saved, I'm talking pieces less than an inch wide. I figured they would be great for some fabric weaving in miniature so I made a couple of ATCs. Here's the result.

Scattered HeartsYour Love Gives Me Wings

So anyone want to trade with me? I'll send you mine if you send me yours :) No rules just send whatever you want to make me. Just leave me a comment and say which ATC you would like...I only have one of each so they'll go to whoever is the first to say.

10 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I'd love to swap with you, if you didn't mind. Both are beautiful, so either would be a delight

blauraute said...

Wonderful hearts you've made. Both are very beautiful.
Have a nice weekend
Roswitha

Ellen said...

I am interested to see how your pots turn out. Love the name you chose - "Your Love Gives Me Wings".

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your heart projects.

Melissa said...

Those ATCs are so cute! I just learned about those and it's great to see some fabric ones :)

LuAnn said...

Your ATCs are great, but I've never made one before. And the postcard that Roswitha won is just beautiful.

Elly D said...

Your red cards are so cute :)
I noticed our snowdrops are out too... let's hope it's an early spring :))

Scrap - Happy Quilter (Ila) said...

I am excited to see that red pot! And I love the ATC's too!

Kathy said...

I'd love to do an ATC trade! Are you looking for me to do a red one too???

desertskyquilts said...

Those look great! I love the way you are using your red scraps.