Sunday, March 25, 2012

Some Show & Tell and more about Re-purposing!

I'll be sharing Block 4 of my "Promises & Borders" BOM on April 3rd. Here's a tiny sneak peek...
How are you going with the blocks so far? Have you stitched one or two? Perhaps you're up to date and have all three blocks finished?
Here are some blocks from lovely ladies who sent me photos!

PAM used a part of the Block 1 border as a stitchery on it's own...
Sisbabestitches has finished block 1 and block 2 but instead of using them as part of the full quilt, she has made Block 1 as a quilted hanging...
...and she added her own verse to Block 2.
We'd love to see a photo of your blocks, especially if you've chosen a different Scripture verse or quote!
Vicki Knight used my "Live, Love, Laugh" wallhanging design on a cushion instead...
Ruth Knee has finished my "Circles of Life" quilt and sent me a photo...
Have you made an Elefantz design? How about you send me a photo so I can show everyone your work?
Remember the Pin Container I did a tutorial for earlier this month?
 Joyce Carter emailed with another suggestion for recycling small containers -

**Hi, Jenny. I loved the idea you had to cover bottles.It makes them look so pretty.You could use these to hold buttons or any small objects.Back several years ago, I went to the photo shop and asked them for the empty containers that were left after people had their film developed. I now use these for sequins and beads. They really work great for that. **

Anne Ellis had another suggestion for re-purposing small jars...

** What about using the little containers for all those open packets of beads.  A couple of beads could be sewn into the design on the cover so you could see who type and colour is in each container without opening the lid of each one to fine what you are looking for.**

Leslie suggested...

**Might I suggest some fine sand, crushed walnut shells or birdseed gravel (which is what I use) to the bottom of the container before inserting the pins? I think it would help keep the sharp points sharp! (instead of hitting the plastic buttom and getting dull).**

Kate reminded me of THIS free Sulky pattern for covering a large tomato can. She made one herself, and it is lovely! You can see it by visiting her blog.
(I must apologise to Kate as I originally took the photo from her blog and showed it here without her permission. I will be sure to ask in future, as that was very discourteous of me.)
Here are some more recycling ideas from fellow bloggers!
LIDA emailed with a photo of some re-purposed jars that fellow Dutch ladies have decorated to store buttons. Aren't they gorgeous?!
 Karen Schurr re-purposes discarded bridal gowns to make lingerie bags! 
 Once Issue 10 of Elefantz HOME is published, and Block 4 of "Promises & Borders" has been shared, I'll share another Re-purpose idea with you.
In the meantime, have a wonderful week and enjoy everything you do!


Anonymous said...

whow i loved all those different versions of your designs Jenny,lots of great ideas.xx

Margaret said...

So many different ways to stitch , making beautiful treasures. I am a bit slow on the Promises designs which are peaceful. Great "just because " gifts of love.

Carrie P. said...

some very creative and smart projects from your readers.

Allie said...

Wow Jenny what a GREAT show and tell - loving it all!

Carla said...

Sew many pretties. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the creative ideas.