ScrapHappy May 2023

One of the problems that I have with bollard covers is that I tend to be prompted to make them because of seasonal festivities. This means that in the gaps between such events, I’m at a bit of a loss about what to put out… generally resorting to the floral ones or the Welsh dragon. I’m very reluctant to make something for a one-off event because I’ll never have the opportunity to use it again, so my nod to the coronation involved an oddment of gold yarn…

As to more non-seasonal subjects, what could be more timeless and popular than dinosaurs? And by complete coincidence this week contains International Dinosaur Day (apparently). Mr Snail decided to join in with the fun, but here are my two… one on a bollard and one guarding the sweeties on the counter… not surprising they have not needed replenishing recently! Both dinosaurs were made from scrap yarn, as was the bollard cover and it’s leafy decorations. There is never a shortage of scrap yarn in the shop, as bags of it seem to arrive on a weekly basis… I just need to find a use for all that eyelash yarn that people buy and never make anything from!

The patterns for both the Raptor and the Triceratops are from Kelly of Little Green Bear; the crown, bollard cover and leaves are all out of my own head!

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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 folk often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:

Kate,  Gun, Eva,  Sue, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Edi, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jan (me), Moira, SandraChrisAlys, ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti, DebbieroseNóilinViv, Lynn and Tierney

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. Nikki

     /  May 15, 2023

    Absolutely delightful! You could even crown a snail : )

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  2. Nikki

     /  May 15, 2023

    ps. THANK YOU for bringing so much joy with your superb creations!

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  3. Terry-the-tricerotops is particularly dashing

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  4. Oh, these are magic! I do think the idea of following International Day of xxx is a good plan, because those tend to come around again, and some of them offer such a fertile source of inspiration. Also, the bollard covers are a marvellous marketing tool for the shop, so do keep cranking them out!

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  5. Going Batty in Wales

     /  May 15, 2023

    I love your bollard covers. Maybe I need a bollard or gatepost at the entrance to my place?!? I might add that to the list.

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  6. So darned cute! Had to look up the word “bollard.” Not used here in Maine.

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  7. Lots of yarn scrappiness – Hooray! What in the world were people thinking about making with all the eyelash yarn – ugh.

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  8. I always love seeing what’s on the bollards. If I lived there, I’d be down in person all the time to check it out. =)

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  9. SO cute!!! And adding the crown in honor of the coronation was a great idea.

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  10. absolutely delightful, everyone needs a multi-coloured triceratops. I would be laughing all the way down the street,

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  11. I love the charm and whimsy that develops at the end of your needles, Jan. These are a delight.

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  12. I hope I mustn´t chose who is the cutest, because they all are!!

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  13. Your bollards will probably become a local ‘place of interest’ which can only be
    a good thing for your shop.

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  14. So much fun!

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  15. Super cute! Weirdo yarns… hmmm. As a stitcher I’ve paid money for mixed bags of 5 or 10 metres of strange things to stitch with. Usually in colour combos and several different types. Great for making mushrooms and other strange things that you don’t want to need a whole ball for. (Just look up textured yarn packs on eBay!)

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