The worst part was that so much of it was tiny scraps (less than four square inches...I don't know why I saved such tiny pieces). If I was to be perfectly honest with myself, I would have to admit that they will never be used on an actual project. I mean, I guess I could have cut eyes out of them, but will I ever really need hundreds of stuffed animal eyes in different colors? The answer is a resounding no, of course, so I decided to turn them all into stuffing. The only question was, what would they be stuffing for?
I didn't bother following the actual tutorial/pattern, due to the odd shape of my fleece pieces. I freehanded (freescissored?) the mountain shape and then cut snow pieces until they looked about right. I also made the corners boxier so that it would sit up properly, then stuffed it with all my scraps. It makes for a lumpier, heavier pillow, but at least it's sturdy and sits nicely? Anyway, the more important result: there's now space in the bin for a few more sheets that were formerly living in plastic bags!
|In case you didn't guess from the title of this post...|
I had this pillow hanging out in my "Crafts to Make" pin board as well, so I went with this large-ish piece of lavender fleece that was a remnant from blanket-making...it's not a color that I would ever use for a stuffed animal or food item, so I felt okay turning into some majestic purple mountains.
|"I want to see mountains again, mountains Gandalf!"|
|See how lumpy it is? But at least my seams lined up?|