ScrapHappy December 2021: Repair, Reuse, REVIEW

As we approach the shortest day and the turning of the year, I thought I would write a quick review of my ScrapHappy activities (and not just because, here at Chez Snail, we are more than halfway through our Solstice calendar which has a small but perfectly drinkable bottle of wine behind every door and therefore means I may not be as creative as normal).

As my regular reader will know, I am not skilled enough to start ScrapHappying with fabrics and other soft scrap, so I go for the hard ScrapHappying. Occasionally, the two overlap as they did in October and November

There was a definite lamp theme by the time I used a bit of one in October. I had already repurposed an old set-top box in January to ensure the Snail’s craft light kept shining, and converted a pair of electrickery-powered lights back to good old candle power in May

Of course, the hugest news in the ScrapHappy Universe, and by that I mean in my head, was the rebirth of Palletgate in July…

There was ScrapHappy component creation going on in June and August

There was a ScrapHappy makeover for the water butt stand in March

Some scrapped telecom cable (retrieved from the side of the road) was used to keep the raspberries off the ground in April

And there was an old scythe to restore in September


Eh voila! Another ScrapHappy year done with! I hope you all have a very ScrapHappy 2022 and, indeed, a very Happy 2022 in general! See you next year for more ScrapHappiness and maybe even a new ScrapHappy top-of-the-blog post image (maybe)!

Many other people contribute to Kate and Gun’s wonderful ScrapHappy every month – check out what they have been up to too!


KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, Debbierose, Nóilin and Viv


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16 thoughts on “ScrapHappy December 2021: Repair, Reuse, REVIEW

  1. So much reuse… saving the planet one scrap at a time

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  2. claire93

    you did so well with reuse and repairing this year . . . what will you be doing to save things from landfill next year, I wonder!

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  3. Obviously without your efforts the world would be darker, the grass longer, the sewing slower, the chickens all over the yard, the water uncontained, the raspberries flopping about and the dog complete…Well done you – long live hard scrapping!

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  4. Going Batty in Wales

    You have been a very productive scrapper Mr S!

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  5. I’m so glad we have your excellent work as an antidote to all the sewery, yarnery and other textiley stuff. One day, I hope to see a sculpture made from assorted ‘useful stuff’ from your workshop. Maybe something along the lines of this fish we encountered on our travels, made entire from old tools (

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    • Well, thank you, it has been a pleasure to be a part of a fantastic group of ScrapHappy practitioners! Oddly, I do have a sculpture in mind (actually, I started one about 4 years ago) but it gets overlooked. I may have used some of the scrap intended for it as well! 😁 That’s quite a fish! There was a scrap man at the Eden Project a few years ago – I’ll post a picture up in a bit!

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  6. Some of your repairs are amazing. I loved the one with the sewing machine and also the power source! Clevvaahh!!

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  7. You have definitely been busy this year! Hurrah for scraps!

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  8. very impressive – well done. I like the sound of that advent calendar!

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