I appreciate everyone's kind feedback to my last post. I've really dived into making items for an upcoming craft fair and I wanted to link up to Scraptastic Tuesday to share my makes, as almost everything, so far, has been made with lots of scraps.
Last night, I made these patchwork tea towels with blue/navy and white scraps. The stash fabric I added was a bit of the Cotton and Steel silverware print. I bought these flour sack towels off of Amazon and I have to say they are really wonky and their shape is very uneven. I hope I can still sell them despite the crookedness.
Anyway, this is a quick project and perfect for scraps:
Here's my stack of 25 reversible patchwork bibs: these are such a satisfying make. I spot scraps from many previous projects in here, e.g. Dotty Dresden quilt, To Kill a Mockingbird apron for book club, binding on my Lizzy House rainbow quilt, etc. It's so fun to revisit those tangible "memories" of previous projects.
Whenever I need a little mental break, I've been making a few tissue cozies. These are so fast and simple. I don't expect them to be real show-stoppers at the sale but I've been told that having lots of low-price/impulse items are good for craft fairs.
I will admit that using scraps so much has proved to be a time suck as well as a time saver- it depends what I'm making. Making the flour sack tea towels from scraps was easy: just pulling out blue and white scraps from a bin was better than selecting lots of prints from my stash and cutting random strips off of yardage. The tissue cozies are a little trickier: finding two coordinating fabrics in the right sizes to pair together has often proven time consuming. I think I may go a different route with those from now on.
Linking up at Scraptastic Tuesday. Thanks for reading.