May 23, 2014

Making a Come Back ...

My friend had her 40th Birthday this past weekend.  She has started a campaign to bring back the scrunchie.  An essential part of pony tails in the 80's and 90's.  Thus far, she is the only teacher at her school wearing a scrunchie.  For her birthday, I thought I would help her out.  They are hard to find in stores these days, but I did find a tutorial at ikatbag.  Then decided to make up a bunch.  Here are some fabrics from the scrap pile.  




Scrunchies are very quick to make up following the tutorial above and I had all the materials necessary (scrap destash!!!!).  Once I made the first, it was hard to stop!



And ... I kept going.


I also wanted to get some green in my sewing area, so I purchased these little succulents.  This will be my second attempt, as I killed off the first attempt.  Over the past year, I have kept my school plants alive and growing.  My aloe plant has survived the winter (last year wasn't good!) so things are looking hopeful.  The plant below is called a "donkey tail" the name cracked me up so I bought it.  


My mom used a mason jar for one of her plants so I copied the idea.  The other two planters are just cheap terra-cotta planters I spray painted blue.  The blue didn't cover the color completely leaving an interesting look with the orange coming though.  It looked neat, so I went with the concept.  My Mom also has a couple other succulents that would look nice in the collection, so those might end up missing next time I visit!

Sew long for now, 
PATCH & CHELS

13 comments:

  1. I saw heaps of scrunchies on my recent holiday. The Qatar Airways stewardesses all wear burgundy scrunchies. They are a bit drab compared with your lovely bright ones.

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  2. OMG it's been ages since I've seen a scrunchie - your post bought back so many memories - I even insisted on having my hair permed when I was in high school! Such beautiful fabrics too - not sure if your friend will succeed in bringing back the scrunchie but she will definitely look good doing it !!

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  3. SCRUNCHIES! lol I almost hope she is successful :) Thanks for the grins so early in the morning!

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  4. I LOVE your succulents and have been thinking of getting some for a while (since someone posted a picture of succulents as an inspiration a few weeks back). I was thinking I would have them around my house, but my craft loft---perfect location! As for the scrunchies, yours are beautiful, but I am NOT going to help with bringing that fad back around :) I have horrid memories of my scrunchie days in middle school. I don't plan to return! haha :)

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  5. Love the succulents. I actually have pretty much the same set up in my sewing room. A potted succulent on the window sill. I'm sticking with just one for now and we'll see how it goes. Love the mason jar though!!

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  6. Your photography of the scrunchies sells me! I used to adore them! I really like the two-toned spray painted terracotta look, too.

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  7. Oh, those scrunchies bring back memories! You did great making them.

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  8. I remember scruchies, and I need to make me some. Those look so cute. I can't keep plants alive no matter how hard I try. I love the look of the blue pots, very cool.

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  9. My mom used to make scrunchies to match her jumpers (which she made, too). She was very well-coordinated! What a fun idea, to make your friend some scrap scrunchies. Maybe they'll be "back" soon.

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  10. Your scrap/scrunchies are very pretty! Good luck keeping your greenery alive. They look fresh and sweet lined up on the sill.

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  11. A ponytail used to be incomplete without a scrunchie! Yours look beautiful.

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  12. Haha, scrunchies!!! I used to rock some pretty sweet ones back in the day. It was the first project I ever learned how to sew as a kid. I'm glad someone out there is still rocking the look :)

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  13. I used to make scrunchies too! WAY BACK WHEN! I just made an infinity scarf which used the same technique- wonder if in 20 years we will all be reminiscing about infinity scarves like we are about scrunchies?

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