Sunday, February 3, 2013

January Stash Busting "Itty Bits" report

So, January is over and it is time to repot in on my progress after my epic fail at the fabric store the other day.
The theme for January was Itty Bits for stash busting and so in the few days I had left after I signed up (late!) I pulled together a couple small projects.  I still have one on the go (journal cover) but not done so I will report that later.  For now, I have made two tag blankets for my friends twins using left overs from the owl tag blankets I made them, a couple fat quarters from my stash and a bunch of ribbon bits.
 I also had a whole mass of scraps from straightening edges, clipping corners, odd angles from patterns, the thread bin, and small fabric bits that had "issues" (like the first cut off the bolt that has the ink stamp on it and the store clerk and I didn't notice it)! So with those and some other fabrics from my stash I made dog beds for the animal shelter here in town.
In total I made four dog beds and one cat bed. The dog beds are fairly big. Three are 30x24 and the 4th is 24x18 ish, that one is made from all the corners we cut out making fleece tie blankets at Christmas so more scraps gone there! The cat bed fits the bottom of a small travel kennel. That was a LOT of itty bits out of my sewing area.
I also sewed up several of the flannel sheets out of the project pull pile that were intended for my office so that is about 20 yards of fabric ready to move out too.  Not a bad start to the stash busting project.
I can't wait to go see how everyone else is doing, this is very motivating!
Have a great day!


Missy Shay said...

I should make some cat beds for my kennels, I usually just stick a towel in them!

EmSewCrazy said...

Wow! Great job getting so much done! Using scraps as stuffing is a grand idea!

Barb said...

I should make some of those tag have been busy...