I’ve been toying with the idea of opening a second Etsy shop filled with things that I make from my leftover upholstery project scraps. Thinking about calling it Summerland Scraps — I’ve already mentally designed the shop banner. I’ve spent the last few days trying to perfect my take on an admittedly popular idea — fabric flowers. They’re everywhere these days. But after coming up with a pattern and technique that’s a hybrid of a few styles, I’ve come up with what I think is a cute lapel pin or hair clip or headband attachment. Heck, maybe I’ll even make a few wrist corsages!
This pin is made with scraps of an organic herringbone pattern cotton with a vintage fabric-covered button in the center. I intentionally left the edges frayed, but my husband seems to get tripped up on this detail when prompted for his opinion. Two direct quotes from him: “You have to admit that fabric doesn’t seem very flower – y.” And, “Well, I’m not really your target audience.”
This is another oversize brooch made with the same herringbone in the center and a really high quality cotton gingham check that I’ve had in my scrap bag forever. I used it to partially upholster this really wild chair a few years back:
Here’s another pink check style:
I picked up a collection of medium sized scraps at a garage sale last summer that included this super 70’s print:
Anyhoo — I don’t care what my non-target-audience thinks. These will be available at my booth in the Funky Junk Sisters show the weekend of the 14/15 if you care at all about proving my husband wrong 😉