We have winners!!! Jennifer said that it would be impossible to pick just one so I added a runner up prize (a pattern from the shop) and she picked the winners this morning!
This is what she wrote:
Picking a winner was tough with so many great entries. I'm really impressed and inspired that all the projects were made with scraps. Very nice work, everyone!
I was especially impressed with Kelli's candy cane ornaments because she made use of the tiniest of scraps using an original design. Using a muslin foundation and the flip and stitch method she pieced together small bits of fabric and achieved a delightful result. I appreciate that this project is one both beginning the veteran sewers can enjoy and validates my personal obsession with keeping the smallest bits of fabric because "I can use them later." I'm so going to make some of these! Congrats to Kelli. She is the winner!
And because I couldn't pick just one winner from a field this strong, I picked Dawn as the runner up. (Thank you Samantha, for allowing me to pick two entries.)
I LOVE "Tom" the turkey that Dawn made completely from stash supplies. From scraps of fabric and cotton stuffing to ric-rac for his waddle, velvet ribbon for his bow tie, and a knitting needle in his neck to make his neck stand up straight, Dawn did a great job of creating a scrap turkey with personality. Great job!
Thanks for asking me to participate, Samantha. The contest entries were very inspiring."
Congratulations guys! I will email you tomorrow for details about your winnings!
Here are all of the entries ready to be judged tomorrow by the wonderful Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood ! I will announce the winner as soon as I hear from her! Good job everyone!
"I sat my little girl down with the scrap box and asked her to choose the fabrics and trims she'd like to use for her skirt. Was she ever excited! She (and I) happens to be a SisBoom fan and all of the fabrics she picked are SisBoom fabrics. We have others in the bin, but this is what she asked for. She also picked some ribbon and ric rac, and of course she finally got to put pom poms on something. She's been waiting months for that opportunity."
"This is the “Charlotte” pattern, from Children’s Corner. The Green corduroy fabric and gingham lining were scrap pieces from a dear friend who cleaned out her sewing room and gave me buckets of fabric. The momma hen, eggs, chicks, scarecrow and crow were all drawn out free-hank and cut completely out of scraps I had in my stash. I must say, this is probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time sewing. I felt like a real artist! I decided on the “chicken theme” because we had recently taken a trip to the country and my youngest daughter, Indea (4), had taken quite well to the chickens, chasing them around the coop and then to my surprise picking them up to give them “hugs.”
"It's a scrap bag and weighted pin cushion. I haven't finished the matching pattern folder cover & notion holders yet."
It was fun to go through my scrap bag and remember the things I have made this past year. I chose some scraps based on the patterns that would fit across the button, added some rick rack and then glued on a bead or two from my scrap bead jar.
The Prudent Homemaker
"For the scripture bag that I made. A tutorial should be up by tomorrow. It is made of 3 small scrap pieces of tapestry that my Mother-in-law gave me. The tassel is from some curtains that were given to me from another woman (I cut the curtains into a dress for my daughter)."