Thursday, 28 February 2013

{Scrap Bag Swap 2013} Received

You may have seen the link in my sidebar, or perhaps you noticed my Scrappy Owl Guest Tutorial over at Make. Life. Beautiful … but just in case you haven’t I’m going to spell it out for you: I participated in the Scrap Bag Swap again this year.

Today I received my beautiful scrap bag and fabric scraps from the lovely Clare of Green Valley Crafts and I truly was blown away!


This photo does not do the lovely bag justice. It is beautifully constructed and lined with a gorgeous kind of white floral broderie anglaise type fabric. In other news, I’m not at all sure why I decided to get my feet in the shot. (Perhaps I am secretly proud of my jandal tan lines?)


The contents are also super exciting (at least for a fabric lover like me) – I have picked out a few of my favourites to share with you (which I found hard as the whole thing was a bit of a treasure trove!)


Some gorgeous boyish fabric which Noah has already decided are for “Mummy to make something for meeee!” Perhaps some little shorts or some feature pockets…? We’ll see.


Some gorgeous vintage florals – need I say more?


Something for the new baby ...? After all it fits into my unisex colour scheme and goes with my hot air balloon mobile. I’m thinking fabric stretched into an embroidery hoop or stretched across a canvas? What do you think?


Isabelle has decided that these are her favourites – and I have to say that girl has great taste. I’m thinking little denim/ cord dresses with feature pockets and/or fabric covered buttons…?

You can see that this swap has done absolutely nothing to deplete my (always growing) ‘to make’ list. I can’t help it, I see fabric and I get inspired, I envisage new projects … please tell me I’m not the only one!


Noah in a ‘fabric coma’

It was hard to get photos as the kids kept running off with handfuls of fabric scraps – it was mildly annoying but also so amusing that they appear to love fabric almost as much as me, and that they are so enthusiastic about their Mummy making them stuff.

I have yet to make and send away my scrap bag, and although I’ve got a few days before the deadline, I better getting cracking.

In case you’re interested here is the bag and scraps I received in last years swap and I also thought I’d share a few things I made out of last times scraps:

Anyway, I better go – Project Runway is on!

Jenny x


clare said...

awww thanks for your lovely comments :)
that vintage floral with the red poppies is genuine vintage liberty!

Miriam said...

I love that you have projects from last time! the scraps look wonderful x

Max said...

Gorgeous-i love the bag which looks very liberty too-and tge modern prints-with cars and the trees are ace! What a brill swap x

Laura. said...

Lovely! And no, you are not the only one!

We moved my (antigue, solid wood, million pound) corner cupboard of fabric the other day. I told my husband that I thought I was cured of buying for a while.

Then the next day I bought a yard of really cute stuff for a dress. :D

Bron said...

Great gift you received there. I am sure you will be kept busy putting it to good projects. xx

Ninotchka McKay said...

Ahahaha - project runway! Gorgeous selection - I love the liberty with the poppies in particular x