Scrap Happy

Joining Kate at Talesfromchiconia for her Scrap Happy gathering on the 15th of every month.

A friend’s birthday was approaching and I knew she would appreciate the recyle/reuse ethos behind this meme, so I went to my vast collection of bits of crochet I have made as experiments with either pattern or colour. crochet experiments

I have a similar collection of art experiments with acrylic paint on paper, so I chose one of these for the basis of the card

Folding the card into 3, I tried out a couple of ideas


I decided to use the flower which is the centre of the Amanzi block, I lined up all the ends and marked the positions of the holes I wanted to make in the card


sitting it atop a ball of yarn to pierce the needle through


Then I sewed the threads through and tied them at the back

Ta dah!bday card

The present was some handmade soap I had bought in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, from the force of nature that is Julia Horton-Mansfield who owns the Really Wild Soap Company.DSC_0491

I first met Julia on one of her guided wild food foraging walks

The soaps and card were wrapped up in a page from an old magazine


Pop along over to Kate’s to find others who can inspire you to usefully use up bits and pieces of this and that.

Happy Scrapping


18 responses to “Scrap Happy

  1. Oh, nice! Lucky recipient!

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  2. Multi-layered scrappiness! All so clever and appealing!

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  3. gorgeous card, love the name brand “Murky Mermaid” lol, and what a brilliant idea to use old magazine pages as wrapping paper!

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  4. What a great selection of ideas for using up bits! I tend to keep my crochet experiments for future reference but I do have loads of bits of ribbon and similar.

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  5. I’d so much rather get a card and gift like this than a shop card and a piece of some sort of plastic. Perfect ScrapHappiness 🙂

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  6. What a wonderful birthday card, made with so many different scraps. I love that you wrapped the gift with pretty magazine paper.

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  7. Ha Daffy – there you go again! EVERYTHING gets a second life here and it all came together so well. Splendid job!! Did your friend love it?

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  8. Perfect scrapping – I recently used a load of my crochet tests to add to twiddle muffs – it’s most gratifying to see them actually becoming useful.

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