I've had a few days off from work so I have been holed up in the sewing room making stuff for my shop.
I still had my scrap box out from making the scrappy coin block for the Tag Square Bee. It all looked so inviting that I couldn't help having a play!
First of all I made this needlebook and pincushion. The needlebook is made of offcuts from the coin square plus some old jeans and felt. For the pincushion I made 2 squares of stripey scraps then cut them into triangles, mixed them up and sewed them back together. That is the bottom below. I put a few tablespoons full of rice in the bottom which has given it a nice weight. And you can't beat a button and some sashiko-style sticthing to finish things off nicely.
'The Scrappy Hoop (a modern swap)'. This is the first round which is quite exciting. I have wanted to do a hoop swap for a while but keep missing sign-ups. I think the idea of this one is to use modern fabrics (pieced or appliqued) instead of just embroidery, whish is great as my embroidery skills aren't too great.