A tailor's ham!
For many, many months, I've been saving all those tiny, awkwardly shaped fabric scraps, with the intention of using them as stuffing for a ham. Here's my bag full:
This morning I printed out my PDF pattern. No, you don't really need a pattern for this - unless you're super lazy like me. I got mine here:
I'm making your standard ham-shaped ham. There's also a pattern for a kidney-shaped ham. But I'm not a fan of offal. And I don't know how it's used anyway.
I dug into my fabric box to find my leftover piece of magenta wool and some coordinating cotton. Here's my wooly side:
And here's my cottony side:
That fabric makes me happy!
Then I started slicing and dicing my fabric scraps, so they'd make a denser stuffing:
It's pretty fun to just go to town with the rotary cutter. You can see that I left a little opening for stuffing:
And in they go!
Obviously it's going to take me a while to cut up all that fabric and get the ham stuffed tight. But I think it's a great project for when I feel like sewing, but I don't really feel like sewing. I'm so happy to finally be making this ham, because I've felt the lack of it on some of my projects. And I'm very happy to be using those scraps rather than having to throw them away!