ScrapHappy January 2021

In mid-December I came across a lovely pattern that I just had to buy a copy of because it looked like a prefect way to use up some scraps. I optimistically thought that I would have it completed for Christmas, but it took much longer than that and so, I give you my New Year ScrapHappy Wreath. All the yarn was left over from other projects and there are some antique mother of pearl buttons nestled in there too. The ring it is constructed around was given to me by my mum years ago and has been sitting unused on a shelf ever since, awaiting inspiration. In fact, I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, and just used the elements that I wanted. Indeed, because I had a shaped ring already, my version is much more three-dimensional than the original, which is mounted on a cardboard ring.

In fact, it didn’t use up a lot of yarn, as each component is small, but it has certainly inspired me… I envisage making some collages and plan to start a box of small crocheted things made from scraps, to put together, perhaps in an old frame, when I have a large enough collection. In fact a rummage around has yielded a few crochet flowers left over from old projects, so I already have the beginnings.

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I’ve been inspired to write this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folks often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHelΓ©neEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, PaulineSue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin

If you fancy joining, contact Kate and she’ll add you to the list. It would be lovely to see more non-sewing posts, but any use of scraps is welcome.

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  1. So pretty and festive! Also unique. I have never seen a wreath like that.

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  2. Super cute! Love it! πŸ’™πŸ˜Š

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  3. It is fantastic!

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  4. How festive and fun! Plus an excellent way to use up scraps. Looking at it, I wonder if my crochet mojo will ever return….

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    • It was rather nice to make lots of little bits. Even on days when I wasn’t feeling particularly creative, I was able to make a leaf or two. I’m sure that one day you will be inspired to pick up your hook again – you just need the right pattern to come along.

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  5. Wow! I absolutely love it! You are so clever. πŸ™‚

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  6. What fun! Not much yarn perhaps but lots of work; not surprised it took so long.

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    • When I started it, I hadn’t quite factored in all the different elements and how fiddly some of them might be. Anyway, I don’t mind putting in the time for something that comes out looking so good.

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  7. Now that is *fabulous*! It’s a multi-season wreath, and would look at home at many different times of year. You could just add different coloured bows and a few interchangeable seasonal flowers and it would work all year round. Well done, that woman!

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  8. That is so sweet and, as Kate says, you could use it all year round with a few different touches here and there to suit the season.

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  9. What a beautiful way to transform scraps.

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  10. What a fabulous wreath- I love the orange segments.

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  11. Susan Nixon

     /  January 15, 2021

    I love it as a wreath!

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  12. Oh my glory! What a fabulous wreath of delicousness!

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  13. Going Batty in Wales

     /  January 15, 2021

    It is gorgeous Mrs S! Several years ago I went on a course to learn to make rag rugs and the tutor had us making a Christmas wreath. It was a good idea but the rag part took the morning and all the afternoon was used up gluing and stitching it to the base! I liked it when it was finally finished, have put it up on the front door every year since and went on to make several rugs so the course fee was money well spent. However a change of front door decoration would be nice and you may find I have copied you!

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  14. delightful, love the little purple mushroom. It would be tempting to keep making little things and adding to it.

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  15. I really, really love this. Thank you.

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  16. in fact, I’ve now added it to my Ravelry list, for when I have more scraps.

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  17. What an adorable project and a fantastic use of scraps. Off to save the pattern on ravelry too.

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  18. Oooh, this turned out beautifully! So colourful, and those orange slices look good enough to eat! Excellent use of scraps πŸ™‚

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