Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scrap happy

I have been scrap happy lately, busily putting together something new in Leaves and Lace: those long-promised fabric scrap packs!
In the small ones (above), I included pieces of the new and vintage fabrics I used in my inside cover pages of the Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric book, now appearing in the Summer 2013 issue of Somerset Studio Gallery.
There are enough pieces to create a page of your own, or some crazy quilt blocks, or to use as an embellishment for tags -- or whatever you would like in a cheery NY theme!
Audrey-inspired vintage buttons and fancy trims complete the package.
Then...I've also made some scrap packs full of a wide variety of vintage fabrics from my stash.  I think it can be fun and challenging to create from a kit like this of pieces someone else put together, for a change.
These large kits include some really fun handmade vintage quilt scraps, completed, pieced "blocks"...
old fabrics, Irish linen, hand crocheted vintage doilies -- ETC!
It's the same stuff I use use to put together pages in my fabric journals.  I wanted buyers to feel like they had a chance to pick through my stash of favorite fabrics!
I hope people find inspiration in these little packets.  Bonus: everything in my handmade shop is ships free now!
Speaking of scrap happy: I made mini scrap kits as my sponsor gift for the goodie bag at Birdsong 3.  Stringing all those different sized mother of pearl buttons together was fun.
I included a muslin transfer I did myself from an antique Audubon bird print, and a few wonderfully-textured vintage pieces of fabric and lace, all slipped into little white paper bags.
I went ahead and did a quick "sample" that I sent to Karla with the kits: I sewed it up in about 3 minutes using the kit, plus one little bit of pink lace I had at hand that I thought made a cute accent.  So easy -- and they make great additions to fabric journals, or covers for paper journals, or focal pieces for other fabric projects...so many possibilities!

7 comments :

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy, heaps and heaps of gorgeousness! Just popped over from Tag Tuesday to see where you 'live'.
Valerie

Maggie said...

Love your packets! I think a collection pulled together by someone else challenges one to think/create outside of their normal box. Love your little Birdsong packets :-)

Linda said...

beautiful and the kits-oh my! great to get something so pretty at Birdsong.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

such a lovely packet of pretties!

pam said...

Love the kits w/ the feedsack and bright types of fabric - very cute!

The Junque Seeker said...

Love how you pull things together. The shop kits look fun, and I can't wait to get my hands on one of those little Birdsong bundles!

Kadee Willow said...

You have such a good eye for choosing fabrics! Anyone would be thrilled to purchase one of those as the choices trigger so many ideas! And the Birdsong packet?? Drool! Those girls are going to be happy as a Lark!! tee, hee!!