Pre-Christmas "Selfish" sewing

10:21 PM

Lucky me -- I've finished all my Christmas prep and can get to some of my own projects again! Well, really I snuck this first one in while I was making gifts, but since it only took 15 minutes to make I didn't feel too guilty.

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!
The other thing I've been doing with my time -- that isn't sewing -- is cleaning up, or trying to clean up, my sewing area. That's my goal for the end of the year. You know you're an adult when you realize you are happy for upcoming holidays so that you'll have time to clean your basement...

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?

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10 comments

  1. I find wearing a scarf is a great way to brighten an outfit. Yours is lovely.

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    1. Yes, a scarf can change a whole look :) Thanks!

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  2. That's a pretty scarf and fabric. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

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    1. Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well!

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  4. 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...

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    1. 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...

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  5. 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 Christmas
    Beth in AL

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    1. 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.

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