Thursday, October 15, 2009

Patience for Patchwork

Hey everyone! I sure have been busy this fall. The frequent rain has kept me from the woods, but I can't complain because it's been a whirl wind of threads and inspiration in my world

As I told you all in my last post, I was up to my ears in scraps in the sewing studio. The life of a die hard pack rat permits me from throwing away many things, especially textiles. After a massive scrap color sorting session my vision came to me.

Patchwork is truly an age old tradition found in many cultures around the world. In the times of yesteryear, all people were frugal and resourceful out of necessity. Why would a woman get rid of a torn dress that could potentially become a quilt to warm her sleeping babes? My "Scrap Collection" is a tribute to our fore mothers and their humble creativity.

purple power!

moody blues

green dream

mellow yellow

I still have three more pieces I would like to finish before posting the collection on good ol' etsy. Until then, let me know what you think of what I've got far.

~~~~~~~big fluffy hugs!~~~~~~~~
*Brenna Banana


  1. Wow Good Job those are beautiful skirts
    Purple Power is my favorite, I love the cut and The color
    Free Cycle --- I'm Down

  2. I LOVE the sets, Brenna! So bright and full of life!

  3. lovely!! I really like that top in the purple set! way to use up those scraps.... and yes, your title is perfect for this, for you definitely need patience to do that :) Something I just don't have when it comes to scraps, hehe :) I started posting my scraps on freecycle a few years back and it's been such a relief :)

  4. Bren, lets see a picture of your redesigned studio.

  5. amazing, amazing, amazing. you're one to watch, sweet mama!!!

  6. the one called moody blues is adorable!