Remember I talked about how I made half square triangles from the "waste" corners I cut off the snowman heads/snowball blocks? I mentioned that I'd used those half square triangles in another project I was working on this weekend, and now that I've finished it, I can show you what I was doing. Ta-da!
I know--most of the time when we get scrappy little leftover pieces, we put them away. Rarely do we immediately build a whole project around them. And I'm no different, of course, but this time the idea of a line of snowman heads tickled my imagination, and I didn't want to wait to complete the larger mystery block of the month project. So I used the half square triangles and some other scrappy leftovers from the original row project to make more snowman heads and then I turned them into a snowman runner with the addition of a little more fabric from my stash.
I'm always looking for decorating ideas to span the time between Christmas and spring, so combining snowmen and hearts into a runner seemed like the perfect idea. For those of you who like playing with scraps, I hope my little idea sparks your imagination for using leftovers. Sometimes trying to use up the bits and pieces that are left at the end of a project brings out our creativity and leads to some fun results!