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!


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, DebbieroseNĂ³ilinViv, 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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