Scrap Happy June 2022

It’s the 15th of the month so time to join Kate, Gun and the crew for Scrap Happy, a collection of posts where we show things we have made from scrap, any kind of scrap but, at the moment, mainly textiles.

My makes this month are chair covers for 3, 4, and 5 for Mrs Snail’s shop (see the link to Jan below).

Number 3 used the squares I wove on the pin loom and showed you last month. I wish I had had brighter colours but these were the scrap I had.

Number 4 is crazy patch – the quickest of all of them to do.

Looking at the photo I can see I misjudged the size (or placed it wrongly on the chair) and there are a couple of raw edges showing. Maybe I will retrieve it next time I visit and correct that. They are made oversize and stapled to the underside so taking them off is not a huge job.

And finally for this post Number 5 is Paper Pieced Hexies.

I’m not sure how well this one will wear as the hexies are light weight cotton. If it falls apart or become holey I will replace it. Now that I only have Roo I took her with me and she enjoyed meeting up with Daisy again and exploring the shop. She was, however, determined to supervise me as I fixed the covers on in the stockroom upstairs!

One more cover to go! Actually I have come up with so many more ideas I may have to persuade Jan she will need more chairs!

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose and Viv


15 thoughts on “Scrap Happy June 2022

  1. nanacathy2 June 15, 2022 / 10:47 am

    Love the chair covers especially the hexies. I bet her shop looks wonderful now, and buzzes with repairs.

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 15, 2022 / 6:36 pm

      It seemed pretty busy when I visited and it is looking lovely.


  2. Anne June 15, 2022 / 11:05 am

    I like the hexies too. My grandmother once made me a bed-cover from hexies. I treasured it for many, many years until it finally fell apart. What was fun about that was that some of the scraps she had used were from clothes she had sewn for my mother as well as some scraps of fabric from dresses my mother had sewn for me!


  3. katechiconi June 15, 2022 / 11:37 am

    I do love individual chair covers, they’re so much more interesting than a matching set in generic fabric. These are lovely. I’m pleased you and Roo are able to spend some decent time together, as you’ll both be missing Orchid and can be a consolation to each other.

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 15, 2022 / 6:37 pm

      Roo certainly seems to be enjoying the outings. Lke you I think mismatched furniture is much more interesting than ‘sets’

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 15, 2022 / 6:37 pm

      Hexies are definitely winning the popular vote!

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  4. onesmallstitch June 15, 2022 / 6:11 pm

    like everyone else I’m partial to the hexies. The chairs will be a bright and cheerful addition to the shop and show shoppers a great variety of ways to use scraps.

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 15, 2022 / 6:35 pm

      I lioke the hexies too and they really seem to be winning the vote! I do hope they inspire people to see what is possible with scrap.


  5. claire93 June 16, 2022 / 7:54 am

    lovely covers to inspire customers!

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 16, 2022 / 9:38 am

      Thank you Claire. I hope they help Mrs Snail’s mission.


  6. rutigt June 16, 2022 / 8:38 am

    Love all the covers, but the hexie cover is a favorite!

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 16, 2022 / 9:39 am

      It seems to be everybody’s favourite! Whis is a bit of a surprise I must admit.

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  7. The Snail of Happiness June 18, 2022 / 6:59 am

    Being different, as usual, my favourite is the crazy one. They have already been admired and used by the Thursday Knit Nighters.

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    • Going Batty in Wales June 18, 2022 / 9:54 am

      I rather liked the crazy one too. I hope they are encouraguing the knit nighters to see possibilities beyond knitting.


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