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Monday, September 24, 2012

Have been trying to use up fabric scraps recently in a few projects i.e. mattress caddies,
tea wallets, purses.
Last week found a source of FREE scraps...(so much for using up!)...
so have been making a list of projects I could use them for.

eyeglass cases
clothespin bags/ clothespin aprons
remote caddies
wine bags and water bottle totes
aprons
place mats
sewing kits/scissors pouch
credit card wallets
hot pads
hot mats
pincushions
sachets
Reusable lunch/snack bags
make up bags
mug rugs
coasters
needle cases
knitting needle cases
checkbook covers

not a bad list to start!



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Pit Beads

"Art in My Garbage" is a favorite theme I deamed up.
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html