Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 3: Waste Not Want Not

I have to confess.... I definitely have the hoarding gene.

I keep every bit of useable scrap that I possibly can - I have containers and shoeboxes and baskets full of various bits and pieces that I've collected.

So what to do with the little scrappy bits of jumper that I cut off to enlarge the armholes of my felted vest (see those bits that were constricting the bloodflow to my arms)?

They're now lovely turquoise felted wool brooches (with a little bit of crazy stitching thrown in for good measure).



26 comments:

The Craft Gypsy said...

Oh they are just lovely, I *heart* your style :)

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Gorgeous colour. They make perfect brooches. And I love the way you reuse and recycle.

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

I love the vest, I love the brooches... adorble, both!

Kirsty said...

Fabulous...there are no craft "fails" at your place.

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh you are so clever Cam. Waste not want not is a great philosophy to live by.

Amanda said...

Beautiful scraps :)....

Kylie said...

It looks great and so do the little flowers - well done

dillpickle said...

Waste not means coming up with some really lovely things in your house! Such a pretty colour - perfect for spring :-)

Liam's Mummy said...

How cool! Armpit-flower brooches (hahaha)! I love the colour.

bubbachenille said...

Just gorgeous, Only a couple of hours til the secret is exposed !

Kylie said...

Love the colours in your vest/brooches. One of my faves! Are they for sale lovey?
K xx

Kate said...

Oh how gorgeous are they! You are a clever a Curlycraftypops aren't you!

Tammy James said...

Yummy!!

Penny said...

Ooh the brooches are so pretty!

Widge said...

gorgeous! I'm a bit that way with scraps of paper. I keep even the tiniest little bit that I love.

p.s is that waist coat you are wearing made of felt?

Selina said...

ooh, I just love these Cam, I love that colour.

CurlyPops said...

Hi Widge - couldn't find your email to reply. It's a woollen jumper that I felted and made into a vest.
Cam

Swirlyarts said...

Love the colour!! They look fabulous :) And yeah for using up lots of scraps!

Mookah said...

Hmph! No failures at your place...well wish mine was the same. I have a few, but one in particular in mind....and I'm thinking that maybe I have a personal challenge for you.

Mmmm, will be in touch.

ingrid said...

LOVE the brooches! the colour is amazing.

Tania said...

AH you are but preaching to the converted. Though I'm beginning to wish a little less converted - things are getting cramped! Lovely latest addition to the broochery collections...

Renee' said...

Wonderful idea! I am always looking for ways to do my vintage buttons justice!

Miss Prudence said...

Yes who can stand to waste vintage buttons!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

i love that colour :D wish I wore brooches :)

Nikki Cardigan said...

It is so hard to throw things out and you have just vindicated why! Nice work Cam.

Yarni Gras! said...

yummy brooches