I found such a fun knit fabric on the remnant table at my local fabric store. But it was just a little too loud, a little too child-friendly, to make a dress from. So I decided to make a quick infinity scarf. I sewed it together, put it on, then realized that it looked very festive from a distance!
I've already worn it at least 3 times to work, and had comments on it each time. Some were about its festive colours, and then after a closer look, some of the comments came in the form of song. Thanks, coworkers, for the earworm...
Check out the irresistible detail in this fabric. You will see why I had to buy some.
|At the ladybug's picnic!|
But in more entertaining things, I've also picked up an embroidery project that I prepped in the summer. I've started on the flower garden and plan to make each kind of flower in a different kind of stitch. Most of the greenery will probably be in stem stitch with a bit of leaf stitch and/or satin stitch for accent. I couched the green thread for the words, although on second thought I should probably have left that for last. Oh well! This is a pattern that I both sketched and cobbled together using a couple of images from google and a nice font - since it's just for my own stitch practice I figured it would be okay to do so this time. This should take me a long way into the New Year!
What about you? Are you finished with your seasonal sewing for others and ready to get back to your own projects?
I find wearing a scarf is a great way to brighten an outfit. Yours is lovely.ReplyDelete
Yes, a scarf can change a whole look :) Thanks!Delete
That's a pretty scarf and fabric. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well!Delete
Love your infinity scarf - very good use for such fun fabric! I also really like your embroidery project - great saying! Growing up, my mother always said I had a "grass is greener on the other side" mentality. No more - I am happy where I am! Happy holidays to you and yours.ReplyDelete
Thanks -- I'm glad you appreciate the saying -- I felt it was one I should keep reminding myself of as I had the same tendency as you! I saw it in a book I read this year and thought it would make a perfect embroidery project.Delete
Just the right sort of scarf for cold winter days - colourful and fun, good for brightening the mood. Merry Christmas, Melwyk. And good luck with being grown up :). Still not sure that I have the hang of being grown up...ReplyDelete
It certainly does brighten things up :) And, yes, I do so try to do grown-up things, but all the new Xmas toys and chocolates are very distracting...Delete
Very pretty scarf - I love both the "just right" length & fullness. Could you please share some instructions on how to make this scarf? Thanks & Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
Beth in AL
Thank you Beth! Merry Christmas to you as well. I will certainly share some instructions for this project -- give me a day or two and I'll post about it.Delete