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February 17, 2007

What to do with these?

In honor of my wonderful grandma, who turns 85 today, I post this. These little scraps are about 0.0002% of her fabric stash, which I raided last time I went home. Here's a sampling. I love each and every tiny piece, and try to imagine where the rest of the bolt went and who wore it back in 1969. I'm trying to think of more ways to use these lovely little pieces. Any ideas? Check out this calendar at Craft Log.

8 comments:

Joy Morykon said...

i always go thru my grandma's stash too but nothing ever that cool! have fun with those.
Let the fabric speak to you. Maybe it will tell you what it wants to be.

please give us pictures of what you came up with.. can't wait to see it. or send some my way if you've had them for months and they still dont' say anything :)

Jennie Marie said...

Hi JJ...
Got your post on my blog so I am paying a visit to yours. It's great-nice work! I enjoyed looking through it. We definitely seem to share the same passion for artsy/crafty things. Can't get enough of it! Talk to you Monday.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jess,

Where in heaven's name did you get all those scraps?! Some of 'em I really like... hope you pick up some more sometime.

Lotsa love,
Gram

jen jen said...

I can't help saying that the calendar looks wonderful! But I will feel very pityful when 2008 is over. let's think more:P

Anonymous said...

make a quilt!!!

Megan said...

I saw a pic on a blog the other day that had fabrics hung on the wall in embroidery hoops. There was all kinds of sizes of hoops all hung together with different fabric in each...little hoops hung together with all these fabrics might work out great!

Jess said...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I should have added that these few are the BIG pieces. These are maybe 6" across at the longest point. And with chunks cut out of them, in many cases. Most are 2" or 3" square. Very tiny! Adding to the challenge!

punky said...

Make potholders or place mats with them.

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