Well, the first month of the I May Have A Scrap Problem challenge is in the books. Did you join in? I've heard from lots of folks who have re-discovered what a wonderful treasure trove lies in their scrap bins - it's a good feeling! Last week thirty-seven folks linked up to share their progress - how awesome is that! I found lots of inspiration in reading their posts, along with some really great ideas for the future.
In last week's post, I offered to mail scraps to the first five people with scrap envy who requested them. I was amazed at how many people indicated they wanted some scraps! It appears that while lots of folks don't have a scrap problem, they want to have one...
Here's a picture of the scraps I mailed out earlier this week - five packages to the first five from last week, plus two more boxes to folks who were willing to pay postage. I'm guessing that's about 25-30 pounds of scraps out of my stash - how's that for scrap management?!?!?!?
And I promised to send out a couple of these Olfa Splash rotary cutters (simply the best!) to two people chosen from the people who linked up last week. And the winners are....
PK Solberg, who made a beautiful rope bowl with her scraps...
...and Karen, who got all of her UFOs organized into separate tubs so that she could get a better handle on what she had to work on! Good work, ladies! Please email me at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com with your snail mail addresses and I'll get these in the mail to you!
And now it's time to set some goals for April. I looked at all the scraps under my long arm frame and decided that the blue box needed working on next. Here's a photo of the tub, and yes, that's 10 pounds, 9.2 ounces of fabric. By my reckoning, that's slightly over 29 yards of fabric... yowza!!!
I'm hoping to press, fold and organize these fabrics, pulling out the string fabrics for string blocks, and then cutting pieces for another quit top. Lately I've been seeing a lot of pictures like this...
And here's a couple of great scrappy ideas I found this week - first of all, this small rotating cutting mat with tiny rotary cutter and two rulers - a great find at Joann's that will allow me to trim things up while sitting in the den with my hubby!
And I also found this great publication on Craftsy - it's free and has lots of great ideas for cutting, storing and using your scraps!
So now it's your turn to tell us what you hope to accomplish with your scraps in April! Do you want to organize? Create something unique? Link up below and share your goals!