Monday, January 28, 2013

Itty Bitty Worlds

I have a kid trip coming up in April and when we decided January was Itty Bits month I decided to not be a procrastinator and try out my magnificent idea.
Color coded worlds

Growing up I loved Polly Pockets, back when they were the size of of child's thumb, and all things tiny. Maybe I inherited my mother's love of miniatures or maybe I am like any kid who loves tiny things I can hold in my hands.

For these I traced a teapot lid, sewed two circles together and raided my double sided fusible scraps. I used up a lot of little pieces and odds and ends but unfortunately they were so Itty Bitty I was still left with fabric. I'm going to have to come up with some bigger projects or my stash isn't going to disappear very quickly.

I also had to make myself one. I
decided to be educational and play
with fruit and counting.
My stashbusting hasn't been all horsing around though, I managed to use up some lovely scraps in making a wild scarf and I also used a "London Wax Print" as the pockets on my new pants.
I wore it all day yesterday but didn't take time for photos.
I have a few more projects planned but we'll have to see how the week goes. How's your stashbusting going? Are you finding uses for your little bits? Let me know in the comments below and if you wrote a blog post about it, leave me a link too!

10 comments:

Cation Designs said...

EMILY. I would have loved these tiny worlds as a kid. Actually, who am I kidding, I love them now and I'm supposedly grown up and over my horse obsession. What a fantastic use of scraps, although I totally see what you mean about needing to use up slightly larger bits! My pouch-making hasn't made a dent at all in my wovens scrap pile!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! Pretty sure I was excited about them to! That's the best part of having kids around is getting to do or make things you are "too old" to do on your own.

Sally said...

Those little pockets full of play are beautiful. My daughters loved Polly Pockets too.... and I've go to admit I thought the rather fun too.

Borsmenta said...

I love these little things - unfortunately my son is too young for them. I used some of my itty bits but it doesn't show at all in my pile-
http://borsmentakreakucko.blogspot.de/2013/01/baby-boots-with-patternbabacipo-mintaval.html

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I had a lot of fun making them.

EmSewCrazy said...

Your stuff is cute too! Just wait, I'm sure your son will grow and you can make him some to suit his interests!

Seamstress Erin said...

What a great idea! All the kids in my life are the wrong age for this right now (too young or too old), but I'm definitely remembering this for the future!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! If/when you get some made let me know. I think the creative possibilities are endless.

Hands Sew Full said...

This is a great idea! I love the tiny little world this project could open up for the kids in my life. I may need to follow suit and whip up a few of these!

EmSewCrazy said...

They are fun to design! If you make some be sure to post photos in the Flickr group so we can see them!