I have been having lots of fun playing with red scraps this week. The thing that strikes me the most about my red fabric stash (scraps and yardage) is how well-aged most of my red fabric is! It makes me wonder if good old-fashioned red is being pushed aside for the current "modern" colors like aqua, pink, yellow and gray?
All my red fabrics were clamoring to get made into something scrappy - red and white four patch variation, nine patch variation - something! Alas, that will have to wait for next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Lots of scrappy pieces were stitched into leader-ender spools. I find I'm about burned out on this pattern, but I will probably continue making them until the end of the year, depending on what Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors still await us.
I also put together a new sunglass case, as my son's dog (we're dog-sitting) ate the previous one.
I was able to salvage the metal spring closure bars from the damaged eyeglass case. I studied the damaged case and realized I could easily recreate a new version.
The red Asian print fabric was already out on the cutting table from building red scrappy houses, so I just sliced off a few more pieces for the new project. I was pretty pleased with the results AND I used up some more red fabric!
This week's happy, scrappy house is inspired by a Greek Revival home on St. Charles Avenue.
Long ago, when I was young and single, my landlady lived in this house. I never got to see the inside of it, but it's still there, as dignified-looking as ever.
This is where I lived. Haha - just a small apartment, downstairs on the right. When I lived there it was obvious this had once been a single family home, but it was broken up into apartments somewhere along the way. About 20 years ago, the home was returned to its original use as a single family home. I'd love to see the inside now and compare it with my memories of apartment days!
As per usual on Saturday, I'm linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers over at Angela's blog. Do make a visit there for more red-inspired scrappiness!