I save all of my fabric scraps! Big scraps, medium scraps, skinny scraps, little scraps and even snippets, another name for very, very tiny scraps!
Here is a pile of some various pieces, some larger than others, but all used in other projects and saved for just such a time when I want to make something small!
Little pieces of scraps, that become wings for angels and wings and tails for birds!
More small pieces from other scraps that will become.......
I love making pincushions and here are a few that I have just started from a wonderful pattern by Kindred Spirits! They need to be distressed and embellished and to think that they all started from a lowly piece of scrap fabric!!! It makes me........just plain HAPPY!!!
My very favorite pincushion is made up of various scraps of homespun, mounted on an old hogscraper, stitched with a herringbone stitch, and filled with all kinds of old pins!! I just love it and it always reminds me that a lowly scrap can become something wonderful!! Some of the pins are even covered in some old velvet and satin! And to think those scraps could have just ended up in the trash, but are now proudly displayed!
If you have never saved those small pieces of fabric, I encourage you to start saving them today! They may just become a new pincushion, an angel wing, a strawberry, or any number of sweet little creations that you can treasure!! Let's all get SCRAP HAPPY, shall we??
Wishing you lots of snippets and scraps my friends~~