Thursday, January 12

Waiting for the snow..........

I That's right............waiting for the snow. It's been a little warm lately......50 degree temps earlier this week, almost no snow on the ground and that is just not normal for Minnesota at this time of the year.  We got a teeny bit of snow on Wednesday and lots of wind. I am ready for the snow and cold. I mean really ready for the cold and snow........just look at my scarf..................................
It's perfect for keeping me warm on a cold day! 
The scarves are called Infinity scarves and they are so fun and easy to make. I bought the furry fabric at Firefly*Quilt*Shop and I made three of them like the one I am wearing in this photo.  They were Christmas gifts my daughter and my son's girlfriend and I "gifted" me, too. LOL! The scarves are so warm and soft. Great for when I'm walking the dog which is not my favorite thing to do, but now I don't mind so much.   :-)

I enjoyed making the scarves so much that I also made one for my niece, Sue Ellen. I found the tiger print fur at Hancock Fabrics and made her a scarf, then trimmed a fleece hat and plain mittens with left-over fur for a very "fashionable" look.

If you want to know how to make a scarf..........it's simple. Just take a WOF (width of fabric) piece of fabric that is 12" to 18" wide. The width you choose will depend on the fabric and the fluff that you want in your scarf. The fur pieces I purchased were pre-cut at 12" widths. I made the one for Sue Ellen a little wider.
You just fold that strip in half and stitch it up........but ......... you leave about two inches unstitched at each end............

Then you turn it inside out and pin the two ends together and stitch across the ends.............

Then you should have an opening about 4-5" wide that you can just slipstitch closed and your furry scarf is finished!

I called in a couple of my Bear Buddies to model these scarves that went off to a couple blogging/Facebook friends that make me smile. They both have dogs and I know they will welcome the warmth of the scarves when they are out walking their doggies. :-)
These scarves are so easy to make and so fun to wear. I have plans to make more from fur and even have some other soft fabrics that may end up as scarves. If you want to know more on how to make these, just google "Infinity Scarves" and you'll find plenty of inspiration!
And just in case you all are wondering...........nope, I haven't bought any cotton quilting fabric so I am remaining faithful to my challenge. And boy, am I glad these scarves are poly faux fur!!  LOL!
Have a good day!
Sandi

12 comments:

Pat said...

How cute everyone (including the bears) looks wearing those scarves!!!

Beth said...

Those scarves look super soft and warm too. We are waiting for snow here too.

Ray and Jeanne said...

The winter storm has just hit in NW IL - snow at last! I think I'll find something in my stash and make one of these scarves today! I think my DIL would love one too! Thanks! ~Jeanne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute! Burrr....... I don't think I could handle all that cold.

Needled Mom said...

Maybe you are scaring the snow away with those beautiful scarves!!!

Denise :) said...

What fun these are!! I love the look of the faux fur...I may need to make one or two of four of these!! :)

Michele said...

I've seen a few of these in the stores and they've just seen kinda cheap looking to me.

Your scarves are lovely - the fabric choice makes such a difference. Love the gray, white, black fur - animal but with a design.

Hope you got model releases from those two handsome fellows because I put them on this week's Craft Tutorial Thursday.

AKnativewoman said...

Love the scarfs!! I could use one, myself! As for snow, com'n up - I'm at over 7 feet of snow this winter, and we've still got 3 months to go!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Aren't you having fun! So cute

Alicia said...

Hi your scarfs are beutiful , i did some the same way you did last year but mines were on fleece.
Have a pleasant night

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE my new scarf. It is just the thing I needed and in time for the snow we got today. Perfect!!! Thank you friend!!! You made my day with the surprise.
Hugs

Nanette Merrill said...

Warm! It was 9 degrees this morning when I left for work. I had a scarf. You look so warm in yours.

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