I still struggle with what to do with all these leftover strips, or in hooker metaphor, noodles or worms. We all have that which creates a barrier, and scrap rugs are mine. No matter what I have tried - and I have tried geometrics, abstracts, and striated - my scrap rugs are just ugly.
So yesterday I decided that I needed to come up with some solution for myself since the strip piles are getting out of control. I asked myself what could I hook that I didn't need to worry about particular colors or accurate values? What would be quick and fun? What haven't I tried before?
The answer came in terms of miniatures. Could I use my #6 strips (which is what almost 100% of my strips are cut) to create miniatures? Like peek-a-boo mats that give the impression of favorite photos, mats that are between 5 by 7 inches and 8 by 10 inches.
So I selected a few photos from our travels this summer, and drew out the design for one of them. Gosh it is a tiny space to fill, so no detail is possible. But I think it is cute anyway, and I will work to finish it tonight. I must say that it has been a blast to create from my scraps. Photo Minis might be my solution.
This one will be about 6" by 10" and it is a memory of us taking tea at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. I am calling it Grand Tea for Three.
Now I need to figure out how to organize and display them, since I will probably be hooking quite a few of them. If you have any display ideas, could you leave me a comment? I am thinking about a photo album, but not sure how to go about mounting the photo minis in it.