I loved it because I have an entire cabinet full of fabric scraps. It's not called hoarding when you're an artist; it's gathering. Fabric prints are the gathering of color and inspiration. I use fabric prints in my paintings, fabric scraps in my mixed media works and fabric scraps for sewing little things. I used to sew baby clothes when my guys were little, but now I sew laptop bags and cell phone cases; pajamas for Christmas morning.
This morning I went to my fabric cabinet, pulled out a random sampling of blue batiks, and began to sew strips of fabric together.
By the end of the day I had a funky messenger bag assembled, complete with a felted wool flap that I decorated with needle felting.
Lots of pockets inside and out hold all of your nerdy girl essentials.
My 11 year old son loves to sew alongside me. He's been sewing things since he was about 4 years old and my sewing machine was the first piece of machinery he ever used. Here is a little mouse he recently made by sewing fabric strips together to make stripey legs.
"Edward" by Mason Menzies
Making things from strips of scrap fabric is a great stash busting exercise! With any luck, this could lead to a quilting obsession.