Would you like to join in?

Life Chez Snail is currently very much focused on the shop… we’ve now finished dismantling things and have started constructing, which feels like quite a big step. We want to make a big impact when we open up and so I’m very busily making things with which to decorate the shop. The big window will need filling and we intend to have a monthly/six weekly change of display. For the grand opening I’m planning a ScrapHappy window, with all sorts of examples of what you can make with scraps… thank goodness for all those ScrapHappy blog posts I can look back on for inspiration! As well as the window, I want the shop to be a riot of colour, both in terms of the stock and with lovely decorations.

So I’m wondering if you would like to help? Sandra (Wild Daffodil) contacted me and offered to donate some decorations and suggested that others might also like to do the same. Before her email I hadn’t even thought of asking for contributions, but since you are so encouraging about this project, perhaps you would like to add something tangible too? I’d love to have things to put in my ScrapHappy display, or decorations for the shop – garlands, bunting, pictures, wall hangings, mandalas, mobiles – anything that fits with the making and mending ethos of the shop. All crafts are welcome: textiles, yarn, spinning, weaving, paper, printing, dyeing, painting, woodwork… whatever takes your fancy.

I’m keeping several of my recent makes under my hat so that I can share them in future ScrapHappy posts (I don’t want to steal my own thunder), but here’s one example of a decoration that I have completed. This crochet chandelier was from an unwanted kit (from the Little Box of Crochet, alas no more) that I acquired from a friend.

If you would like to add to my collection, I’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Wow, what a good idea. A few years ago, when we exchanged a hat for felt sand dollars, I made a sea creature mobile for a friend’s grandchildren. I will think on it.

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  2. The shop project is now reaching an exciting and rewarding stage 🙂

    I have some handmade pieces – see links below:
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/496698526/
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/941013373214419/
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/483717659913606/
    There are various repurposed wood pieces, from little boxes to desk tidy and even a little display shelf. And then little needleworks etc.
    I could email some pics for your perusal if you like?

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  3. Hi Jan, I have some scrappy crochet scarves that are destined for Knit for Peace, and I would be very happy to ‘lend’ them to you for your window display first. Let me know if you would be interested, and I’ll see if I can look out anything else too.

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  4. Still can’t believe you’re so close.

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  5. I’d gladly offer, but you’re so far away, and if I make something, I want to be sure I have the time and energy to finish what I’ve promised…. I shall applaud from the sidelines. However, if you want to use any of my ScrapHappy photos, I’d be delighted to give you use of them. Do you need an ‘inspo book’ of ideas for your customers? That might be one way I can contribute.

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  6. Good luck with your shop. I’ve clearly missed previous posts about it.

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  7. Ooo exciting! Thanks for the mention. It is lovely to think of us all gathering with you in your shop, represented by some Scrap Happy projects. 🙂

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  8. I have very nearly finished my latest fabic scrappy box. Gladly you can have it if you would like it?

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  9. *thinking* If I can think of anything that will be decorative yet using my special scrap, I’ll let you know.

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