Scrappy Leaves

by Nova on February 15, 2012

When Leila asked if I would like to test her new pattern for her I jumped at the chance! A scrappy project to play with? me? excited? you betcha!

It’s such a sweet pattern & a really great little project for the ever overflowing scrap bucket!

I love that Leila gives options on the construction too so you can paper piece or improv piece, use her template or cut freestyle. I’ve made a few already as I think these will make really sweet gifts.

Sold as a key fob pattern, I also think they will be pretty neat clipped to a bag, or hanging from a door handle. I just spotted that Charise made a mini version as a necklace. cute!

I made some Liberty leaves too. yum yum.

& because of their swingy nature it’s fun to add a cute backing that you will catch glimpses of every now & then …

Fancy having a play with Leila’s pattern too? She’s kindly offered one to giveaway to one of you! Yay! Thanks Leila x

You know if you catch  a falling leaf before it hits the ground you can make a wish right?  For a chance to win a copy of Leila’s pattern, leaf  (*groan* sorry but I couldn’t resist!) a comment saying what  your falling  leaf wish would be should you be the lucky catcher of Leila’s leafy gift …? I’ll draw a random winner on Friday morning Brisbane time. Good Luck x

*giveaway is now closed*

In the meantime if you want to get your scrappy little mitts on a copy of Leila’s Scrappy Leaf Fob pattern, hop over to her etsy shop quick sticks!

…& in honour of the pattern designer, I just had to attempt to strike a ‘Leila Pose’ with my leaves! ;)

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Kerry February 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

So glad Leila has got this out as a pattern, love your leaves and your pose it totally cracking me up!


Leila February 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

Now that made me laugh Nova, you nailed the ‘Leila’ pose!
I can’t get over how perfect your leaves go with that wood grain bag!! Thank you so much for your help xx


anna February 15, 2012 at 6:10 am

yes, the leila pose!!! it’s a classic. :) love your bag too. :)


Flying Blind February 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

Love those leaves – my wishes would be for my nearest and dearest to stay strong, fit and happy, and maybe for a windfall so we could go and visit my sister in NZ (too long and too far away) x


Susan February 15, 2012 at 6:44 am

Catch a leaf before it hits the ground- not sure I know that one!I know of blowing the seeds off the dandelion or the candles on a birthday cake though! I’m making a wish for a long and happy life! LOVE the leaves!


Katy February 15, 2012 at 7:27 am

Cute collection of leaves you’ve got there. For the falling ones, perhaps my wish would be for a valentine for next year…


Mel Sutter February 15, 2012 at 7:43 am

Yay! I’ve been anxiously waiting for this pattern to come out. Thought it was such a super cute adornment. I saw it on her blog a while back when she first made it I guess. I’ll wait to see if I win! :)


Stephanie L. February 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

Such a fantastic pattern! Love those leaves, love that there are so many potions for construction! If I caught a falling leaf I’d ask for some divine luck for my Sis-in-law & her hubby who are in the midst of selling their house & buying a new one. We’re hoping they get to move super close to us this time, I’m wishing for a perfect place for them here in our neighborhood. :)


Gill February 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

Love the leaves!
If I was lucky enough to catch one I’d wish for continuing good health for my husband who is undergoing treatment for cancer


Amy February 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

I love that you struck the pose :)


Yvette February 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

LOVE the leaves! So cute! Now my mind is ticking over on what other shapes you could make……


Hueisei February 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

Lovely leave pattern and your bag so cute too..
If I was lucky enough to catch one falling leaves, I wish for more good luck and happiness brings to my family members :)


Ellen Ban February 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Love your leaves! My wish would be for more time to sew!


Marilee February 16, 2012 at 2:27 am

I’m glad to discover your blog. I wish for a good report from the doctor next week.


Margaret February 16, 2012 at 6:01 am

I would leaf to make these. I could put a little pcket in the back to hide a key or a couple of bucks. Cool.


debra February 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

i am wishing for my newly operated on severed tendon of left thumb to successfully and speedily recover to enable me to get back to my sewing endeavours and commitments….leaves look so sweet


wendy February 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm

What a cute pattern! Now, I know I should say my wish would be world peace or something, but my more selfish wish is enough financial security to give up my job and sew all day!


ChrisB. February 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

cute cute cute! love the bag too!


Diane February 17, 2012 at 2:19 am

(I found your giveaway via The One Stop Giveaway Shop)
Love your pun, I would wish for good health for all of my family! All the little ones have been sick for the past week and now the hubby and I are getting it. not fun. Thanks for the chance to win! :)


The Warped & The Weft March 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Wow! These are gorgeous, and we loved them so much we’ve had to feature them on our blog :)

Keep up the great blogging!


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