Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh Scrap!

What? It's WIP Wednesday again?! Nothing to report this week. Again.

If you don't get the adoration of Flea Market Fancy, then you won't care about this. But when I was making Popbeads,
I saved every little corner triangle and put them in a ziplock. They were too small to sew together so I had to come up with another idea.
I turned them into greeting cards. I got the value pack at Joann's (using a 40 percent off coupon, of course), which included 50 cards and 50 envelopes, set the stitch length on my machine to a longer length (3.5, I think), and sewed the scraps to the front of the card. When I sewed the first one, I used a dab of fabric glue to hold it in place, but really after a couple of cards, that didn't seem necessary. But change your sewing machine needle after this project because it will be dull.

Then I got out my alphabet stamp pad set to add some words to a couple of the cards, and tied them all together with some pretty ribbon that was wrapped around a prior fabric purchase. Easy, economical, and a good use for those FMF scraps!

I finally broke down and got the Hipstamatic app for my iPhone. Is that ever a fun app! This was my first picture, taken of my coffee cup at Borders the other day, just to see what everyone was talking about. I like this picture. A lot. Kind of dark and moody.

Yesterday this arrived in the mail (yay to amazing Sweetwater Christmas fabric, boo to forgetting that I had even preordered it--which probably explains why I have two Sherbet Pips jelly rolls...).

So here's the way I look at it. When I take an awful picture with my Canon Rebel and don't have the time to Photoshop it (because I'm behind in my online photoshop class so I don't know what I'm doing anyway...), I'll just say, hey, this is from the Hipstamatic. And then you will all be thinking, "Wow, what an artsy and creative photographer Cindy is!"

Is everyone else sad they aren't leaving today for quilt market in Salt Lake City? And I really considered going. I have the credentials to get in and everything, and can even take an "employee" when I mentioned it to my friend, she said, "Why didn't you say so? I would have gone with you!" (Hi, Miss Luella...).  Next year...

I was going to start The Name Game this week, but this is a busy week with people at market and the Bloggers Quilt Festival starting the day after tomorrow,
so I'll push it into next week. First up will be Julia with little girl quilts. The amazing Julia is the person who redesigned my blog and made this button, so it seems fitting to start with her.

I'm still sitting here wishing I were on the way to the airport to fly to SLC for market.

*sigh* Okay. I'm done. I'll try to get some sewing done instead, so I have something next week for WIP Wednesday.


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marlene@ByTheSeam said... #

Great idea for the cards and not wasting those little bits of scraps. It is cheaper than buying cards and I use cards a lot for a couple of people that I write to.

Anonymous said... #

How I love your title! I can say "oh scrap" whenever I feel like it and it won't offend anyone. I was so excited (doesn't take a lot) when an etsy shop sent a free 6x7 piece of FMF along with my order of KJR. See if Mark understands that last sentence. PS Wonderful cards. Are they going in your etsy shop? Miss Luella (

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

Oh my, I love the idea of those little notecards! I've saved every teeny scrap of FMF that I have so far (some of which are insanely tiny), too, I just might make up some cards like these for fabric swaps and such. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Anne at Film and Thread said... #

Great idea for the notecards. Yes, I would love to see quilt market just once. Don't see it happening, though. I can't wait to see what you put up for the online quilt festival.

CityHouseStudio said... #

I love your greeting card idea - it's adorable!

Twinfibers said... #

Oh, how clever! :)
I still love your pop beads quilt, it looks so happy!
Now, I must get off the computer and sew before my little guy wakes up.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

Love the notecards! that will be perfect for including in swaps!

Unknown said... #

I absolutely love the scrappy notecard idea! Thanks for sharing. And I'm with you... I wish I were headed to SLC right now too.

Terriaw said... #

LOVE your cards! What a perfect way to reuse those little pieces of treasures fabric scraps. I am definitely inspired to try this. I love the little messages on the front, and the pretty ribbon to bundle them.

Grandma G said... #

I love your title, too... and Miss Luella's comment. :)

What a great way to use those tiny pieces and get every penny's worth out of your buck! :)

Carla said... #

I snorted out loud when your post title popped up on my reader, Cindy! And what a great use for those precious scraps! Oh and btw, I'd love to be your employee someday! ;)

JHNickodemus said... #

Great title!

Jennifer said... #

Adorable idea with the cards!

Isn't Hipstamatic the best?? There are several really addicting photo apps for the iPhone that make you look like a super cool photographer...

Jennifer :)

Amanda Jean said... #

Being someone who loves using scraps, (every last little one!) your cards are making me giddy! Beautiful use of scraps. Your pop beads quilt is wonderful!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said... #

Making scrappy cards is so fun and such instant gratification. Good for you!

Lee said... #

Seriously love your Popbeads quilt. And I totally get saving your teeny FMF triangles! Notecards are a great use of those! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Poppyprint said... #

Those cards are a wonderful idea that I'm totally going to rip off (and give you full credit for) since I just bought a set of alphabet stamps at Joann when I was in the states for March Break!! I love my hipstamatic app, too!!!