Tuesday – Last week’s winning tutorial posted
Wednesday – Last week’s eliminated crafter interview
Thursday – “I’m Crafty” Linky Party opens at 12:00am & the challenge poll closes at 11:59pm PT
Friday – Challenge results posted along with linky party favorites
So, now that all of that is cleared up we can get to the good stuff. This week’s challenge was a fan request and a past favorite -
Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum
Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs
Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy
Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
Crystal @ Crystals Craft Spot
Jenna @ Silver Lining Crafts
ChiWei @ One Dog Woof
Nancy @ Nancy’s Couture
Meg @ Mega Crafty
Craft #1 – Switch Flops - Nancy @ Nancy’s Couture
I knew right away it was the push I needed to dig into my fabric
vibrant color clothing. My shoes on the other hand are pretty
blah. Black, brown, and white. I always try to go with neutral color
shoes so I will be able to wear them often. I can’t bring myself
to buy a pair of shoes that I will only be able to wear with one or
two outfits. With these scraps I can afford some vibrant colored
shoes to match my clothes.
“new” shoes. The possibilities are endless. You can
use any fabrics- cotton, jersey, silk, denim, even ribbon.
Even better you can wear them different every time you put them
on. It’s like having a new pair of shoes every time you open
your closet!!! I love feeling like a have a new pair of shoes
every time I open up my closet. But even better that they don’t
take up the room of a bunch of shoes.
the straps in your suitcase. They’ll take up about as much space
as your toothbrush and you’ll shoes to go with every outfit!
my scraps and even better my future scraps!!!
Craft #2 – Metallic Reverse Applique Clutch - Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
I also tried the reverse applique on another clutch, just for fun. I love idea of one large chevron stripe. It’s a nice way to mix up the chevron craze.
Craft #3 – Wood Scrap Lantern - ChiWei @ One Dog Woof
Craft #4 – Patriotic Pillows - Crystal @ Crystals Craft Spot
Craft #5 – Row Bird Houses - Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy
When tackling the scraps project, I decided to choose my medium of work based on what I had the most scraps of. Well, wood clearly won! It takes up the most space and I really need to tackle more wood projects.
I absolutely LOVE the row houses that I see in photos of Europe, all lined up in vibrant colors. Living in suburbia, I typically only see safe dull neutrals, it drives me crazy. I love color and want to see more of it. So, the brilliantly colored row houses in Europe was my inspiration for my Row Bird Houses.
All the wood used was old fence pickets. The paint was found in my cabinet, some of it probably 8 years old…or more! I mounted them on a fence picket and hung them on my new fence.
The only materials needed (besides the tools) were old fence pickets, paint and screws.
The only thing left to do is wait to see which feathery residents take up roost. I can’t wait to see who moves in first!
Craft #6 – The Map! - Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum
At first I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for this week’s theme, but I’m not one to make something just for the sake of making something -I like to make things that I either need or would use often. I thought a fun easy toy for the kiddos would be in order.
And though I myself am not a big fan of the show Dora (can you say “repetitive lyrics?”), I have a little princess who LOVES it. So I made her her very own THE MAP, complete with a velcro storage pocket to keep all the INTERCHANGEABLE pieces. Now little miss can go on her own fabulous “journeys” (and sing annoying songs ….) right at home!
We’ve got a Fairytale Castle, Dora’s house, a lake with a boat, Snowy Mountain, Apple Tree, Arco Iris (Rainbow), River with fish, Flower Garden, and a big flowery hill. Each one SNAPS into place so you can rotate the destinations. How adorable is that?!
Craft #7 – Scrappy Mural - Jenna @ Silver Lining Crafts
This mural is made of scrap paper in layers. The dimensions are 11″ x 11″. It’s scrappy because is made of my scrapbook paper scraps and my crafting book pages. This mural represents me because it has all different designs kind of like me! It has the word LOVE cut out to reveal the under designs. The frame around it is left over cardstock painted black. Its great for a family room or kitchen! I really enjoyed making this!
This is the whole Artwork.
The mural is in the family room!
LOVE cut out.
Good Luck Ladies!
Craft #8 – Pant Hem Zippered Pouch - Meg @ Mega Crafty
Whenever I can use scraps in a project it makes me pretty happy. But when I can make an entire project out of something I would have thrown away, I get downright giddy. I feel like I’ve made something out of nothing and wound up with a little bonus that shouldn’t have been included as part of the deal.
These two zippered pouches are made from the material leftover after hemming a couple pairs of dress pants.
Bright scraps of fabric I had lying around were used to line the inside (because I really love a pop of color or a surprising pattern on the inside of a bag).
One of the pouches was embellished with a ruffle I made out of the second leg’s cuff trimmings. The other bag features two buttons from my stash of “extra clothes buttons”. (You know the ones that come on clothing tags.)
For just the cost of a couple $2.00 zippers I wound up with two cute little bags that can hold all the essentials.
So if you’ve got some pants to hem you could just throw away the extra material… or you can make one of these super cute, super easy-to-sew zippered pouches!
Craft #9 – Quilted Stationary - Alicia @ The Creative Vault
Quilt Block Card: This was an extra quilt block that never got used so I stitched it to a square card. For the envelope I attached some of the leftover fabric from the block to the inside. It’s complimentary to the card and adds a nice little surprise.
Nautical/Americana: For these I dug into my fabric, notions and paper scrap bins as well as the recycle. The anchor card design is made from a fabric background with a fabric anchor appliqued with gold thread. The flag card is a combination of fabric, red ribbon, white trim and a paper star. The “freedom” card uses a combination of fabric, trim, paper and even uses the red plastic cover that they use to cover the tray of Cuties oranges at the grocery store.
Bright & Bold Birthday: For the balloon cards I used some black and white gingham fabric and attached it to bright cards by playing around with the different fun and decorative stitches on my machine with hot pink thread. I then cut out a stencil in vinyl and painted a neon balloon on each one. For the bunting cards I made teeny tiny flags and attached the tops using a straight stitch and added a birthday greeting.
So there you have it. A fun and useful way to use up those scraps you’ve been hoarding!
Craft #10 – Crazy Quilt Kindle Cover - Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs