Monday, November 3, 2008

Scraptastic Giveaway!!

My friend Liza of Lizajane Baby gave me a big bag of beautiful scraps today!  These itty bitty pieces of gorgeous designer fabric deserve to be made into something wonderful and I have something up my sleeve...
I want to give you a chance to keep a fun little creation made out of these scraps!   From now until Friday, Nov. 14th at midnight I'll be collecting your best ideas of what to make from these scraps.  Get creative and leave me a post!  If possible, include a link to a picture.  We all will get to benefit from each other's creative ideas!  
The best ideas I could come up with were baby blocks, covered buttons and bookmarks... I know you all can do better than that!  On Saturday, Nov. 15th I'm going to choose the best idea, then I'll make one for me and one for you and send it to you!  
So feel free to leave multiple ideas, just please leave one post per idea to keep it easier to read and no anonymous posts please.  Check back often to see what other creative people do with their scraps!

39 comments:

Laura said...

I've been looking at vintage aprons lately, and think all those cute fabrics could be turned into some patchwork pieced half-aprons! Have fun with whatever you decide - nice stash!

The Molino Family said...

I have a couple ideas...
#1 make some slippers!

http://www.homecompanionmag.com/hands_on/handmade/sole-ful_slippers.asp?ht=slipper%20pattern%20slipper%20pattern

The Molino Family said...

#2 Party prep coasters! perfect for scraps.

http://www.purlbee.com/party-prep-coasters/

The Molino Family said...

#3 or you could make a head band

http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/Headband.html

Larissa Holland said...

Hi! I used to live in Raleigh. I graduated from Broughton High. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Looks like you've got the makings for a quilt or two there. I love a crazy nine patch, I'd love to try one.

Christina said...

Oooh - I've been wanting to make some of these. Adeline would look adorable in them when she grows some hair!! :)

http://belleandburger.blogspot.com/

2008/08/fabric-and-button-barrette-tutorial.html

(copy and paste both lines...it won't fit in one...)

Christina said...

And this idea isn't the most original - but you've got some great fabrics there for a good selection of burp cloths! You could make all kinds for baby shower gifts!

Christina said...

Ok - I was just perusing crafty blogs and found this FABULOUS idea. I thought of your scraps!! Here's the link:

http://www.purlbee.com/swatch-portraits/

Courtney said...

Hi I found your blog through my buddy Mel. I am thinking super simple, but it would look so cool to put the fabric in a frame and just use it as art work. I have done this with wallpaper and wrapping paper before...

Sara said...

a rag quilt would be adorable!

Sara said...

bon bon garland, perfect for the holidays!

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/11/how_to_bonbon_garland.html

Adam and Nat said...

QUILTED NAME PILLOW

I've seen this idea on my sister's friends blog and it looks awesome. I've been wanting to do it, but never got around to it. The link to the picture is
http://bp0.blogger.com/_eb1WLzSEv8I/R4LEASB7uBI/AAAAAAAAALY/1Lcwb60_t04/s1600-h/Gracie%27s+drawing+pics+016.jpg

If it doesn't show up her blog is aprilmoffattdesign.blogspot.com and it's the "hughes" pillow.
There's no pattern listed, but it looks pretty self-explanatory...

Kyle, Sarah and Owen Tucker said...

Oh these posts are so wonderful! I'm making a google notebook entry of all of them and I'll try to share it with you all when I'm done. These are great! Keep the good ideas coming!

Angie Maynes said...

I bet you could makes some awesome PURSES with those! Big ones, small ones, inbetween ones....Love purses. :)

Angie Maynes said...

This little framed art would be cute with fabric, too. http://www.beckyhiggins.com/ (the blog button)

Our Family said...

You know I'm all into seasonal decorations---and this runner would look awesome on my black table. :)Hook it up Sarah!!!

http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2008/11/7/thanksgiving-table-appliqued-quilted-runner-fringed-napkins.html

Angie Maynes said...

I really like this apron:

http://projectsforyournest.blogspot.com/2008/04/quick-easy-apron.html

new every morning said...

How fun!

How about little-girl sized purses?

new every morning said...

Hooded baby towels?

new every morning said...

fabric covered wooden monogram letters (modge podge, of course!)

kristen said...

From my scraps lately I am making or planning:

Rag Dolls
http://www.thisclassicallife.com/weblog/index.php/archives/845

Hand Appliqued shirts or sets if I have enough for a little skirt (look for a blog post soon.)

Coasters, Table Runner, etc.

Quilt squares to save in a stack until I have enough for a quilt (especially from pieces of old clothing and fabric I used for clothes or meaningful projects.)

I am glad I found your blog :)

kristen said...

oops, I did not leave one post per idea. Sorry, Sarah!

Angie Maynes said...

Placemats. For every day dining-one suited to each family member and for formal-a matched set.

Angie Maynes said...

HOw about this cute little tag blanket for a baby?

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/search/label/sewing

Angie Maynes said...

Or these super cute headbands:

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2008/10/quick-craft-20-minute-headbands.html

Angie Maynes said...

Or these birds are cute:

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2008/08/bird-mobile.html

Angie Maynes said...

but this one is my favorite:

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2008/05/black-apple-doll.html

and here's another example of the same doll:

http://angiemaynes.blogspot.com/2008/07/celebrating.html

Ok. I promise I'll stop now. :)

Angie Maynes said...

I'm sorry. One more! Here are some way cute booties:

http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2008/01/lavender-cloth-baby-shoes.html

Matt and Nat said...

You could make baby girl head bands.

Matt and Nat said...

I think a quilt or blanket would be really cute if you used some of the same fabric patterns with them.

Matt and Nat said...

I also think you could make glasses-whether sunglasses or regular covers with these fabrics!

Matt and Nat said...

Or you could make pot holders...I made them years ago for my grandparents for christmas presents and they loved them! They are super easy (i would def recommend a sewing machine).

Matt and Nat said...

Ok...I'm totally thinking wedding :) but if you made ring-bearer pillows. I've seen them on wedding blogs. Just make a small pillow with the cute fabric and sew a ribbon on top to secure the ring with.

Matt and Nat said...

Tote bags with the fabric would be sweet

Matt and Nat said...

Oops...saw someone had already said head band and blanket now! :(

But also, you look like you have a good bit, you could even make throw pillow covers?

cakescraps said...

What about a patchwork ruffled apron? With layers of ruffles. That would be really cute!

cakescraps said...

You could make an adorable "ragamuffin" garland! Just cut the pieces into strips and tie them onto a long piece of ribbon. They are so cute hung over a kids bed.

cakescraps said...

Or patchwork purses/totebags?

Deana K said...

This might be a little bigger project than you're looking for, but I think they'd make a cute patchwork shower curtain!

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/projects/diy-patchwork-shower-curtain/