Do you know what a snippet roll is?
I'm not sure if there is a definition in Webster's, but here's my explanation:
A long narrow roll of fabric embellished with charms, beads, pictures, jewelry or anything else, rolled around a wooden spool.
The first time I saw a snippet roll was when Laurie gave one to me at Birdsong. I opened it when I got home and thought what a cute way to wrap up charms and beads and buttons. I thought it was like a yarn ball, where you unrolled it and used the attached bits and pieces in other projects.
Duh, I didn't realize the snippet roll was a piece of art all by itself. I even remember thinking "this is really too pretty to cut up", as I snipped off a charm.
I'm sorry Laurie, I guess I need gifts with instructions.
Since then, I found out what they were, but had never made one, so I was tickled when Heidi asked me to be in a snippet swap with a theme of "Vintage Darlings"- vintage pictures of children.
Of course, one of my favorite parts of any projects is gathering the supplies. Then my second favorite part- getting the dog hair off of them.
Then the fun starts- adding those little bits and pieces.
I used a combination of images printed on fabric, real black and white photos and clip art from a Dover book.
"Believe" is an Anna Griffith stamp on twill tape.
As you unroll the spool, these little bits and pieces are revealed.
When you get it all unwrapped, the spool is at the top, with seam binding threaded through it.
I can think of all sorts of fun things to do with these...door prizes, souvenirs from a trip, keepsakes from a family reunion, or a wedding or baby shower. Or how about a collaborate snippet where a everyone in a group makes a snippet and then they are all sewn together and wrapped around a giant spool- like the kind that telephone wire comes on, and then the spool could be tipped over and used as a table....wait, I think I've gotten a little carried away.