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slightly late scraphappy

Just as I was about to sweep up last week’s cuttings, Kate’s email reminder about ScrapHappy popped into my head. This is what the floor in the garage/workroom looks like most of the time!

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And here’s what I salvaged and stitched together:

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And here’s what it turned into:

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My favourite boho bag yet! Here are two of the others.

 

The scrappy bits take longer to sew into a bag than the ones with squares or strips, but the pleasure of creating a piece of fabric from all those chopped-off bits was enormous.

I officially had my first showroom last week – yes, Kate was right, I needed to commit to a date to make sure I carried through. And I wanted a slow start, which was precisely what I got. I’ve only notified neighbours, friends and customers from the Made in the Cape market, the idea being that only people who know and like the kind of things I make will come. So not an open house and no unknowns off the street! I had three customers, two of whom made purchases. The first step (is it always the hardest one?) is over.

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Meet Nathan.
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Meet Nathan’s new tote.
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They haven’t actually met each other yet because I just finished sewing the tote about 15 minutes ago, but I’ve What’s Apped him and I think he’ll be here any second now.
It’s the trendiest locally-designed fabric my dorky little home has seen for years, and Nathan scored himself two packs of off-cuts from Design Team in the Cape Quarter. So I made this for him.
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This is as close as I’ll ever get to patchwork – although I do truly admire what other people do with it (quilts, etc), I’ve personally never seen the point of chopping up perfectly good pieces of material then reassembling them but, hey, maybe it’s just me.

I hope he likes it. I hope he doesn’t…

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