Thursday, 22 July 2010

The 52MMMC Week 2

Well tis week 2 of the 52 Marvellous Makes Madness Challenge or '52MMMC' for short!
I thought it was time to make this week - something with fabric of course being a textile bod. And as one of these creatures you will know and understand that with making items there are always a lot of left overs, lots of wee snippets of fabric kicking around that you just aren't able to part with but are perhaps not big enough to make an item with
. What a to do!
Well for ages now I've had an idea of using up all my little scraps to make something to adorn and decorate so this week has prompted me to sit down, gather all my snippets and get stitching

these snippets have all been stitched together in long shabby boho colourful streamers of colour

to create garlands to decorate and adorn, I think they would look great indoors or out, especially if you are having a fabulous summer party and you have gorgeous trees to hang wee lanterns from and swing garlands through the boughs *sigh*

with this thought in mind I hope you like the 'effects' on these photos of my garlands

dreamy, whispery, faded, muted

and for me a vintage grandeur

well what fun I am having! it's going to be interesting to keep pushing myself to make something different each week, a good challenge for me as it is easy to get stuck in a rut at times. As I have many ideas running around in my head for items of handmade goodness be it food, drink, textiles, paint, etc this will be a great way of making the time to create them and 'test' them out on you!
enjoy ;0


Heloise said...

These look good. Good luck with the artisan market.

Menopausal musing said...

Absolutely LOVING the garland. Hope you do really well with the market.

Rachel said...

Brilliant idea! I always have loads of those kinds of little scraps that I don't know what to do with - now I do!

Kayla coo said...

It's exciting to try making new things,especially from small discarded piececs of fabric.
love the garland.x

Jensters said...

i got quite excited seeing all these bits of so love what you made with them....very inventive x

Lisa Zinza said...

very clever you are! I love your blog & shop!

Susie said...

Oh my goodness Kirsty. I LOVE your scrappy garlands. These are AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

Love the garland, the colors are wonderful. It's inspiring me to get creating....