Monday, March 18, 2013

Infinity Scarves

Oh, I haven't showed you these yet! I spent much of my winter making various versions of these!
 What do you think?
I'm kind of in love with them.
I've sent many as gifts across the country, some have stayed local and many have stayed in my closet, the little girl and I share the scarves (and the love for them).
I love plaid!
If I remember right, these ones live in Minnesota and Michigan.
A couple of these ones live in Colorado.
I even had some blaze orange fabric in my stash, so I whipped it up into scarves and sent them to beloved hunters in the Midwest.  No guarantees that they'll get worn, but I sure got a kick out of making them.
 More Michigan and Minnesota...
I thought about selling them on etsy, but I've hesitated because, well...
1. they're so easy to make, anyone could do it.
2. I thought I'd need to take a photo of it on someone, probably me - and well, I prefer to hide behind the camera, but now seeing these photos, I'm not sure if it's necessary to have a photo of a person wearing one in order for them to sell.
3. well, I'm still working on number 3, I think it has something to do with a decisive/motivation factor...  but, I'm not really sure.

Oh, I went and looked and these are the only two photos that I could find of me wearing one of the scarves I made. This red, flannel hounds tooth one was the first one that I made. It's so warm and cozy (and perfect for opening gifts at Christmas).  

Oh, and this white one.
I love this white one (and I love my dear friend, Devonna).
I usually double it up for more warmth. Oh, it's just so big and textural and it's white! I really love white! It's like a huge snuggly bundle of white goodness wrapped around my neck.
I know someone else who loves white probably just as much as I do, so I made my mother-in-law one exactly like it!

The infinity scarf (making) idea came from my sister, Nora who received one from her sister-in-law, Jenny. I looked at it and I knew I needed to figure out how to make one. After one, I was instantly hooked!
There are probably at least 8 - 10 more that I made and didn't take photos of. They're such a "quick-sew" that they made it out the door before I even thought to snap a pic. And, they only take 1 or 2 yards of fabric to make, so if you're a fabric shopper, you do the math - they're so affordable!
And affordable sewing always makes me happy!

The sun is shining here, might have to ditch the chores inside and go outside and pull a few weeds! Ooh, sunny yard work makes me almost as happy as affordable sewing projects!

Hope your day is full of happiness!