ScrapHappy April 2018 #2

Yesterday’s ScrapHappy was very practical, but I’ve also been more frivolous with the scrappy activity.

You may recall my participation in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook last year, for which my contribution was (unsurprisingly) crochet. Before I settled on what to include I did one or two trials and these have been sitting around ever since. One of was an African Flowers motif, just the right size to sit on a greetings card. So, a card base, a scrap of handmade paper and a bit of stitching and I had created this:IMGP5257It’s made me think that I should make lots more pieces of crochet specifically for greetings cards.

My second scrap yarn creation was rather unplanned. On Thursday evening I arrived at Knit Night to discover that, whilst I had taken my knitting, I had completely forgotten the pattern. Since I was at a critical point with respect to shaping, I couldn’t make any progress. However, I had promised to take along a couple of roll-up armadillo patterns for two of our new members to see (I think they thought I was joking that such patterns were available). Anyway, there was general enthusiasm about either knitting or crocheting an armadillo and everybody seemed to want one. So, I rooted about in the scrap pile in the stock room and found some lovely soft alpaca yarn, borrowed a crochet hook from the shop and started work on a little crochet armadillo. I had made the body and head by the time I went home. At home I finished off the tail, ears and limbs and dug out a small ball of wool from an old unravelled cardigan (you don’t get more scrappy than that) and made the shell. Yesterday I delivered him to Jude in Red Apple Yarn… his new home (at least until Jude’s grandson spots him):

I’m rather pleased with how this little alpacadillo turned out, with his lovely floppy ears – scraps can be used to produce some delightful things.

I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate, who provides links to other (mostly sewing) ScrapHappy bloggers at Tall Tales from Chiconia on the fifteenth of every month… do check them out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 Comments

  1. I love the little alpacadillo and would happily offer a loving home – but I see he/she already has one.

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  2. Adorable

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  3. Oh I’m going to have to make one of these for my sil. Plus, in downloading the pattern I’ve just seen the cutest baby guinea pigs patterns. Now I just need to find some time and energy !

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  4. he’s gorgeous 🙂 Peter is going to LOVE him

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  5. So cute. Excellent use of scraps.

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  6. Love the alpacadillo! So…. are llamadillos, angoradillos, mohairdillos and possumdillos also a possibility? I’m not sure about polyesterdillos, but bamboodillos sound rather good fun as well! Great scrappy projects this month 🙂

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  7. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  April 15, 2018

    The armadilio is very cute

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  8. That is such a little cutie!! And your idea for cards is wonderful and yes, you should absolutely head in that direction!!

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  9. What a cute little creature! It’s always such a pleasure to make something like that.

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  10. Well that looks super adorable!

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  11. That is just too cute!

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  12. So sweet. What about a pecadillo?

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  13. Alpacadillo! Genius! It’s great that (s)he tucks away into the shell as well… Very authentic! It’s amazing what you can do with scraps, isn’t it? The cards are also very lovely!

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  14. These are absolutely charming!

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