It was like a dream come true... over a year ago a friend called to offer me some upholstery samples to use for craft and sewing projects. I stored them away and forgot about them until a few months ago when another friend offered me another haul of upholstery samples. They were added to the pile, and sat, all tossed this way and that, until recently when I dealt with that pile during my craft room clean-up.
I finally went through all the samples, keeping about three quarters of them. I can't believe how "wealthy" I feel! I have scraps of every color under the sun! Textures and patterns like you wouldn't believe! Thin and flow-y, heavy and hefty, smooth and satin-y. They're all mine! It's truly the jackpot of scraps that sewers dream about. Problem is... that's all I can do is dream. Dream about what I'll do with them some day. Dreaming and scheming are easier to fit into the busyness of life right now. Actually sitting down to a project is a different story... one that may not be written for quite some time.
For now, I've contented myself with sorting the stash and taking pictures of it. I couldn't be surrounded by all that color and texture and color and not take lots of photos! Consider yourself lucky that I'm only giving you a glimpse of about half of them :)
This is a tiny, tiny, random sampling of some of what I've got. What would you do with a crafter's jackpot like this? I have to start collecting my ideas for my future projects. I've thought about some obvious things like patchwork throw pillows and tote bags, but also keep thinking there's got to be a way to make a gorgeous quiet book for a toddler out of these. We shall see. We shall see...
|the pile before "cleaning" it up|
|all "cleaned up" and stored until it's project time|