Several folks asked what I planned to do with a piece of really cute fabric I got a few weeks ago, part of a five-pieces-for-a-dollar deal.
And of course, I had no idea at the time. I just knew it looked like our Zoë.
Recently I ran across a picture (yes, on Pinterest!) of a cloth basket hung by the sewing machine to catch scraps and clippings. Perfect, I said, all I need is something like an embroidery hoop to stiffen the upper edge. The next time I went garaging I found one. (Thank you, garage sale gods.) Even better, it was free. I pulled another free-box piece of fabric out of the stash and voila – a scrap catcher!
The scrap of ribbon for the loop, free. Button, part of a huge bagful that cost fifty cents, so essentially free. I used about half the puppy fabric, so a ten cent project.
This morning I printed up some new business cards for both this blog and my publishing business. I've never had a business card holder, so back to Pinterest I went for ideas, and half an hour later the project was done. More of the puppy fabric
lined with a scrap of this.
I'm going to love pulling this out when I need a card.
And there’s still some of the puppy fabric left.
Wonder what else I can get out of it?