10/10/10

Fabric Swatch Books....

Recently I've come across a bunch of fabric swatch books at yard sales ranging from .25cents to 50cents. The fabrics are dreamy! Shown below are just 3 from my huge stash.What to do with them has always haunted me..... never has that stopped me from buying them though! With this craft boutique that I signed up for (coming up in November) ever looming over my head, I thought I could use the fabric and make some fun things to sell. I made these flower pins. Easy-peasy... picture askew thanks to my computer gremlin~I like how they turned out, but I think I personally would like them better if they were solid burlap, muslin or just plain white fabric. I'm sure I'll play around with making these flowers at a later date~ With this most recent cold I had, I was always reaching for a tissue... that gave me another idea for using this lovely swatch fabric. Tissue covers of course!I made the pattern myself and just mass produced them rather quickly. I tied each one with a piece of lace (I've got an unlimited supply of lace) and added "God Bless You" on a cardstock tag.I added my contact information on the backside. I love these! I want to make a class set for my grandson's preschool class! I've also made a bunch of zipper pins.....
What else to make?.....

8 comments:

Donna said...

Wow, Cheryl, these are some awesome things to make with the fabric swatch books! I have seen the books before at yard sales, but I didn't know what I would do with them. Thanks for the inspiration! I especially love the flower pins, gorgeous!

Wendy said...

I absolutely love the flower pins. How wonderful are those. What a great find with all the fabric books. I love them. And the tissue covers are very crafty. How cute.
Spells and Wishes,
WEndy from WondERland

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

DellaRae said...

I love the flower pins!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My mom was an upholsterer and I used to love playing with all of her fabric books! She used to give me the outdated ones to cut up and create with. I sure wish I had a few of her old ones now.

Jingle said...

What a great deal! Your flower pins are so fabulous and I love love LOVE the zipper ones!!!

Jane said...

Wow, you are just so clever! Love them all! The "God Bless You" tags just add the finishing touch to those tissue covers, don't they?!
Jane-Jacksonville

vivian said...

love it all! I think the flower pins are awesome. so all of those fabric swatch books come in handy after all!
good luck at your show
hugs
vivian