Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Infinity Cowl Neck Scarf- NO KNIT!!

I absolutely love this!
I made this scarf for Sarah, one of our winners from last month's contest. I had a massive contest last month to celebrate our new facebook page + design. You can expect a giveaway from me every month- and all you have to do is follow la vie via the blog OR facebook.

Easy, right?
I have 3 of the prizes done and 7 more to go. No problem, though! I am still waiting to hear back from Dorrian Kearney and Cass Jobs, though. Come on, girls- I have prizes waiting for YOU! E-mail me at la.vie@aol.com.
Anyway, one of my favorite projects was the LOVERS SCARF where I turned one scarf into two cowl necks. This is even easier than that project and just as cute. It literally look about five minutes. All you'll need is a sewing machine (you could try hand sewing, it would have to be a very tight stitch) and a pair of scissors. You don't even need sewing skills. So, if you have (or have access to) a sewing machine and feel really guilty about never using it- this is YOUR project. 
(1) Cut it. This may be unnecessary. My scarf had fringe, so I cut it off. I don't know if you can tell, but there are different sections in the scarf with different textures. It makes for a really pretty effect.
(2). Fold it. Fold your scarf in half, putting the ends together. If it has a "right" or pretty side, fold that side in so that the "wrong" or ugly side is facing outwards.
(3) Sew it. Run a straight, tight stitch from top to bottom, reinforce at top and bottom.


(4) Wear it., That's it! Mine wraps three times around the neck. It's so stinking cute, I can hardly handle it. I'll have to get a picture of Sarah wearing it to update the post with.


My good friend, Kelly, is coming to visit us today and I'm really excited. She took a traveling nurse position in October and we have only gotten to see her ONCE since then. She is the one who inspired us to get a parrotlet with her little darling, Tiki. Tiki can't come with her today, but we're hoping that she will soon and Odette will make her first friend. I don't like birds, but parrotlets are beyond adorable. Speaking of birds, the (dozens) of birds that live outside my my bedroom window are back for Spring. Normally this is fabulous, I love the sound of wild birds chirping. However, parking lot lights screw up a birds sense of time... and these birds... all of them... go wild between 2 am and 5 am every morning. Time to break out the ear plugs for the rest of the year!
Today is another glorious day. I wish you all the best and as always, thanks for reading. 

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TERMS OF USE (Modified from ISLY)
This project is free for personal use is not to be distributed/republished without my consent. If this inspires a project for your own blog, that is awesome! But please remember to link back to my original post. Please do not copy this text, use the images or steal this idea for any publications. Thanks for promoting the freedom to INSPIRE!


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