Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Scraps: How small is too small?
Making Steam Punk blocks is a messy business. My scraps have scraps at this point. There is a scrap heap collecting on my work table. I'm finishing up the last of my blocks and trying to clean up. It's such a mess. I tried sorting out the usable bits. The large pieces were the easiest. Now I have a lot of leftover weird little curvy pieces. I tried throwing them out and I'm resisting because the fabric is so pretty. For some of the pieces, its the very last piece of that print.
Do I smile and say, "Yay! I used up every last bit of that. Let's go fabric shopping!!"
Or do I say, "Oh man, that's the very last piece. I love that one and it goes with everything. I wonder if I can still find it online. Let's go fabric shopping!!" : )
Even my daughter was looking through the scrap pile pulling out treasures. She'd hold up each one for me to see, "This one is so pretty Mama!"
I set her up at the kitchen table with markers, glue, paper and fabric scraps and showed her how she can make little people with them. She made one and claimed that it wasn't that fun. LOL!! Oh well, can't win them all kid. I love what she made and put it up on my bulletin board. I had to resist the urge to stop doing dishes and make a few myself.
So I'm wondering, 1) how small is too small for scraps you save and 2) what do you do with the littlest pieces?