Sorry for the lacklustre blogging recently – I’ve not been in fantastic health recently (not sure what the problem is, have various hospital appointments coming up to try and solve the mystery), so I’m doing the bare minimum to keep on top of things. I must apologise too for not being so good at replying to comments and blog reading recently – I’m trying to have some early nights, so not spending quite as much time at the PC…
Having said all that, although it’s a little bit of work to organise, having a scrap swap always really cheers me up, so I think it’s time for another…
Here are the all-important Rules – but really, it’s dead simple! Sign up by next Friday, 29 July if you’d like to join in.
The swap is open to anyone, anywhere – but PLEASE let me know if you would prefer NOT to send overseas – it’s definitely not obligatory!
Pack up around 100g (4oz) of fabric in a padded envelope
– fabric must be good quality
– fabric must be clean & relatively crumple free
– scraps should be no smaller than 5cm x 5cm (2″x2″)
– at least three-quarters of the fabric scraps should be 100% cotton
– you can include vintage or thrifted fabric as long as it meets the above criteria
* Include any other treats or crafting / sewing goodies that you want to put in your parcel (don’t go mad – let’s keep this pressure-free!)
* Send your parcel off to your swap recipient by 31 August
* Keep in touch and let us know how your swap has gone
It’s totally obvious really – but I’ve just discovered that scraps are brilliant for making hexagons for the Hexalong at Lily’s Quilts. I ran these hexies (my first!) up last night..
They’re mostly made with scraps that I’ve received in the first two Very Berry Scrap Swaps. I still have no real idea what I’m going to make, mind you, but I’m realising that one of the great things about hexies is, once I’ve got to this stage, I can play around with them happily until I’ve got a combination I like, for a project I feel like doing. If I have any spares, or bits I don’t need, I can just save them for another project – brilliant! So if you’ve got the hexie bug too, then taking part in the scrap swap would be the very thing…