Friday, August 3, 2012

I think there are leftovers - blog hop

What do you do with the floss, thread, beads, and other elements you have left over from full project kits?

Well I have been having a great time reading what others do with left overs. I feel I will be a disappointment

I have stitched a few kits and I have often had left over thread, however I don't really do anything with it. I don't feel like I can throw it away, it seems like such a waste so tend to keep the chart and the remaining thread together in case one day I might like to stitch it again. This is a completely ridiculous thing to do however as there would never be enough thread to stitch another one. I have also never had the urge to re-stitch a project.

I would love to do something with the left over bits and pieces but as they are not numbered according to any DMC or Anchor numbers I don't really see what they can be used for. I love the idea of kids using them to create bracelets and practice some stitching tho.

Edit: Just found this link, thought it was interesting and relevant

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  1. Hi

    Great answer!
    I used to keep them but I never used them. Now I just throw them away but I like your idea of using them in kids projects!
    Happy weekend!

  2. I use my DMC color card and match the colors up as best as possible. Then I label the threads with the DMC number. Some of the kits have DMC conversion charts, too. Then I use them for smaller projects where I don't need a lot of any one color.

  3. Love the link - the bracelet look like a lot of work, but a great Craft project for a rainy day.

  4. Glad to see everyone thinking about how to use their leftovers creatively :)


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