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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wearable Art to Share... Creative Scarves Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to a special bloghop celebrating the launch of the book "Creative Scarves" - 20+ Stylish Projects to Craft and Stitch by Tiffany Windsor, Heidi Borchers and Savannah Star. This new book changes the outlook on traditional scarves and shares fun and creative ways to DIY beautiful scarves for all seasons.

I don't know how to knit or crochet... so I was thrilled and intriqued when Tiffany invited me to participate in the book launch party. I love to wear scarves, but living in the near year-round summer heat of South Florida, it's not really practical until the temps drop below 70 {which is a rare, but celebrated occasion}. This book is fantastic and I have so many fun scarves in the works - repurposing clothing that is taking up space in drawers and hanging in the closet. 

Many of the techniques and projects featured are great for beginners {or even seasoned seamstress} as many are NO-SEW projects - perfect for getting the kids involved! All the projects would make for great handmade gifts... as I am starting my Christmas gifts already. I have sisters and several nieces who love all things girly.

Here's a sneek peek of the scarves of spring - bright and colorful with interesting uses of fabrics and texture. My first venture was off to my overflowing t-shirt drawer and gather a few that I know I can cut up straightaway. I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal most every day and making a cute girly recycled scarf was fun and so easy while I waited for the load of laundry to finish washing other shirts up for redux.

I have loads of wide organza ribbon from my stash cut in squares to make a variation of the orange and creme beauty in the center.

Here's me wearing my first make from this book. It's totally ME! I cut up the bottom halves of three t-shirts using my trusty Fiskars {I don't have a rotary cutter}. This project gives you a fun upper body workout while stretching the strips out to make the yarn. Snip, snip, snip and then pull, pull, pull and in under a 1/2 hour I'm ready to wear!

This design is fun and can be wrapped and tied to change up the look. I've even worn it to work and the guys at the printshop didn't even say anything {that is vote of approval - they have an opinion of e-v-e-r-y-thing LOL}.

Since it's so warm out now, I wanted mine to be less bulky. I divided all my strips up so I have two scarves from my handiwork. One for me and I'll give the other to my sister - she loves green. I'm having so much fun with these projects!

Here's another sneak peek - the scarves of summer... bright an summery all perfect for accenting any occasion for summer at the beach. I look forward to making all of these and revamping clothes of season's past into something new!

This t-shirt that I colored with Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dyes is next up for my trusty Fiskars. I was thinking this would look nice as the infinity fringe like the peach one above in the summer overview photo. What do you think? Or maybe this one would be pretty cut into t-shirt yarn, too??

Now this wouldn't be a proper blog party without a giveway and there is an amazing prize for the "Creative Scarves" Book Launch Blog Hop. Follow the rafflecopter instructions below for your chance to win the prize... a signed copy of the book plus a $100 gift card from Dharma Trading! International readers are welcome to enter, too. GOOD LUCK!

CLICK HERE to see the entire bloghop.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I really love this book and the projects. I plan to make all of them using stuff in my crafty stash and at the same time having fun clearing out the closet. Special thanks to Tiffany Windsor for inviting me to participate in this event - it is truly an honor. I would love to  hear about your creative scarf creations - please share in the comments. Thanks for visiting!  Sb :)

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour - great work on the t-shirts!

  2. Thank you SO much for joining the #creativescarves blog tour Susan! Love your workout description of your t-shirt strips. Glad the guys at the print shop gave it their stamp of approval :)


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