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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

THE BEST WAY TO USE YOUR SCRAPS

 What to do with these scraps? They are so small, most people just throw them out.   I never throw anything out and by golly I’m glad I don’t.  I found a wonderful use for them recently when my granddaughter and great granddaughters came to visit.
 Norah with her beautiful smile found a use for them.

 Older Sister Claire with her great sense of style used them.
 They probably get their artistic bent from their Mom who is helping them make jewelry.
Claire shows us how it is done.   You just take some masking tape, make a circle (a little larger than your wrist) with the sticky side out, and stick those little pieces of fabric to it.
Norah has her bracelet finished and is ready to start on a necklace.  They made bracelets, necklaces and rings.
 

 Claire is laughing at me because I didn’t know how to make beads.
 Norah shows me how to make a bead with a straw and some fabric and some glue.  (check out her necklace).  These kids showed me even more uses for these little pieces of fabric.  It kept them busy for hours!
 This is a bead and you can string it! Doesn’t this look like a nice bead?
What a perfect day.  Could I ask for anything more?  It looks like they had a fun day too.  I sure did!

On Another Note: The Busy Bean has a nice tutorial for a place mat.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

5 comments:

Lynn said...

What an excellent use of scraps!

Mary said...

It does look like you had and the girls had a wonderful day. Who knew you could make jewelry from masking tape and straws!

Allie said...

Granddaughter and greats - wow Caroll! She's just gorgeous and those little girls are too, so precious. Looks like a very, very fun day, I'm just loving those smiles!!!!!!

Miss Nancy said...

What a fun day!! Doesn't get any better than that.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Happy Holidays to all!

Mama Pea said...

That is just too awesome! I love it, Caroll! What great fun. Glad you had some much needed sunshine that day! Your granddaughter and great granddaughters are just beautiful and wonderful!

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