Sunday, November 24, 2013


My CPF's are on the rampage again.   AKA Creative Pieces of Fabric.   Scraps if you will.  Sometimes I wonder how small does the scrap of fabric need to be before it is trash?  Trash?  Oh I say that softly too.    

Now Hubby always puts anything I might use for the sake of art on the cabinet by the trash drawer in the house.   I love it, he knows I reuse-repurpose-recycle or make do is they word I use to use.  It is not an in word so recycle is the word today.    I even found a nut in a little box I had.   It was hexagon shape and red.  I said what is this?  It is a nut to the International tractor we owned years and years ago.   Yes we had the "GREEN" ones also but the color of International tractors was red.  So I put it on a shelf and remembered I had taken a quick photo of Hubby and his Dad by the tractor and I thought I can put them together in a  treasure box.  I am so glad I keep little things like that.   when I get it put together I will share it with you, probably it was in like 1962 is era.  

Here are 6 of the CPF bookmarks.   One of them chose to be a little smaller than the others but they are hand made.     I didn't use any of my faeries with these little treasures.   I had then in the ciggie drawer and just had to let them shine. 
Close up of my eyeglass case and of course had to use one of my faeries.   She was so cheerful and had to use the butterfly.  The crochet flower is from Little Snippts (Geraldine) and the pretty button from Flights of Fancy.  Love those buttons.
Here is the eyeglass case just hot off the press, I may even keep her she is so happy looking.  Funny how we don't keep very much of our own work.   I say this because I use to China Paint and bet I don't have 10 pieces of it.   My sister in law?  She has tons of it that I painted and she enjoys it.   So that makes it all worth it to share. 

There you go this is what is happening in my world right now.  Well more but I don't want to bore you to death. 
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  1. Annette, your little bookmarks are darling...I can see I need to save smaller pieces of "scrap" than I am saving. The eyeglass case is lovely. I can sure see why you are thinking of saving it for yourself. You should.

  2. Just love those bookmarks and eyeglass case--you do lovely work! Hugs, Julierose

  3. Hello Dear Annette,
    You sound just like me in collecting tiny pieces of fabric, lace and bits of junk because you never know when you just might need them for a project coming up!
    I think this comes from collecting precious scraps from crazy quilting over the years and you know what happens? These scraps keep you going on projects forever and then you just look at all your piles of fabrics and say "I don't think I will ever use all of this!" Well I guess we are lucky enough to have the choice though.
    Your little book marks are so sweet and so too is your eyeglass case. Your detailed embellishments are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Christmas creating.

  4. Wow your postings are so interesting and inspiring. I am now nearly at the end of my crazy quilt journey. Thanks for sharing.


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