LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SHABBY BURLAP SNIPPET ROLLS

I have finished a project that has been on my mind for quite some time now.
Do any of you save every little piece of scrap materials, linens, lace and trims???
Well, I hate to throw even the smallest of pieces away.  I've been saving these little snippets for about 3-4 years now and have been wondering for quite sometime what the heck to do with them.
I know I am not the first person to ask this question, and I know I am not the first person to come up with an idea simular this, but I have put my own style to the rolls so this is what I have come up with.
Sense I am truly in love with burlap as are a lot you you out there, I decided to use it as the base of these "shabby burlap snippet rolls"
I think this is what I am going to call these for now, what do you think of the name??
I am looking for some feed back for I am wondering if I should post these in my Etsy shop, (my shop that has been empty for quite awhile now).
These rolls are a strong 3 feet + 7 inches long.
The possibilities are endless; use for journals, pillows, bags, totes, clothes, altered art, etc.

I will let the pictures do most of the talking.

Each one has paper elements.







This is the completion of the 1st roll.

I do plan on adding buttons to other rolls and bling every so often, what do you think?
This image of these boys is my all time favorite.  If you follow my blog you have seen this image used in my work several times. 



There is wedding dress snippets used through out, too.

Bows, too.
All snippets are hand sewed on.

Here is a little bling.
I used some tags in this one that I already had made.

A piece of sheet music.

This is the end of the 2nd roll.
What are your thoughts????

If you are interested in a "shabby burlap snippet roll"  just leave me a comment here and I will get back to you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

4 comments:

Sandi said...

Adorable! I think you have really been creative in doing these. And wow one could really go all out on these.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

What a great way to use up some little snippets! I admit I'm a saver of every little scrap too. I really like the ones with just a little bling!

Rain said...

I just love this-am very interested!! They are beautiful and I love re-purposing anything! Please let me know details! thanks
~Rain
rainss61@msn.com

Diana said...

Wow your snippet rolls are lovely. Check out Somerset Studio Life magazine. The latest issue has one in it. Your's is prettier.
I saw your post on youtube. Hugs,

Diana