It’s Fun To Be Frugal

Our ancestors had a saying during the Depression Years:

Use it up; wear it out; make it do; or do without!

I just finished a project where I was able to follow the first part of those instructions.


You remember my wreath from yesterday?

When it was complete, I was left with half of a skein of yarn. Sometimes such a small amount will languish in the craft stash for a very long time before it can be used – if ever.

But, I started to play with making a couple of crocheted flowers. They looked a little like daisies.

I thought they were cute with the multi-shades of the variegated yarn and I wondered if I still had enough to make a small purse on which to place them.

Turns out I did! Don’t the flowers look sweet on it?

Here’s the reverse side of the clutch bag

Sorry I don’t have a link to a pattern for any of this – I was making it up as I went along.

Now all that remains is a yard, or so, of yarn.

Yep, I “use(d) it up”! 😀

I think my grandmother would be proud.




It’s Fun To Be Frugal — 4 Comments

  1. Yep, Its always good to use scraps. The flowers are too cute.

    When I have yarn scraps, I usually like to make blocks. Not really grannie but another pattern I have had for years. Or just an afghan from different rows of scraps and throw in a furry line every once and a while.

    You are so right, it feels good to use up every bit of anything!!

    Have a GRRRRREAT! Day

  2. If I have any scraps I give them to the grand kids to glue to paper! They love it. Of course, my scraps don’t come from any craft project – they come from projects that the kids have had.

  3. I’m amazed at the projects you are able to do. The only time I might have scraps is from one of Kouga’s costumes that we make out of felt. I keep these for the next year’s costume. The little clutch bag is just adorable with the flowers on it. There won’t be any flowers here soon we had about 6 inches of snow last night and more predicted in the next few days.

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