I used up some of my scraps from this scarf to make a new camera strap last weekend. Nothing too exciting but I love the colors and it was an awesome scrap buster! I almost threw my sewing machine out the window on Saturday, trying to make it. But I persevered and it looks cute around my neck. Almost makes me want to take up photography. (I think I said that about my last camera strap, so don't hold me to it.)
And by the way, sewing machines do collect dust and lint so its good to clean it out every once in awhile. Probably more often than once every seven years. You and your sewing machine will have a much better relationship.