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Snips to Sugar and Spice

I was reciting the poem about what little boys and little girls are made of. You know :

What are little boys made of

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog tails

That’s what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

That’s what little girls are made of

When DD asked me what snips are. I told her little bits of things. Well I have a lot of snips of fabric In fact my scrap bags were threatening to take over my sewing room. So I decided to tame them. Taking those snips from their unruly state to a more usable state. Do you think all snips are unruly and that’s why little boys are the way they. Can you tame their snips? I wonder. Well the fabric snips I’ve cut into strips and filled these little bins.Then the smaller snips I cut into squares and blocks. They are neatly sorted into these little bins. Now I’ve gotten rid of the necessary evil (cutting). Yes that is my least favorite part. If I could make a quilt without having to cut it out first I’d be all over that.

But since there are no elves cutting out quilts for me I have to make my own bits for times when I want to sew and not worry about that little evil of cutting.

After a while I could not stand cutting so I went to a much freer method of just putting similar sized pieces together. I add these to a bunch of raw edge applique little girls I made earlier in the week and here is the result.

Now these snips have been tames to sugar and spice and everything nice. Though I still have snips busy being unruly in my sewing room. But that just makes my life interesting. Just like those unruly snips in my three boys.


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