Thursday, April 25, 2013

shake your pom poms!

Welcome to my little stop on the Shake Your Pom Poms blog hop from Sew Quilt & Pigtales and Quilts! 

My project was inspired by {this tutorial}  from the Moda Bake Shop by Trish of Notes of Sincerity.  I used a charm pack of Dream On fabrics by Moda, a pretty blue floral flannel from Joanns for the backing, and about five yards of pom pom trim to sew into the side seams.  I wanted to lengthen the scarf and make it like the infinity style.  {I should probably mention I have never made an infinity scarf before}


inside out infinity scarf

This is my scarf, sewn with right sides together with a small opening to turn the scarf right side out.  Aside from taking forever to pin the sides together with the pom pom trim {and having to redo one side}, everything was going great up to this point.  Then I turned my scarf right side out, and got...

Giant man eating worm-scarf 2

a fully lined tube instead of a scarf.  It looks like one of those giant worms from Tremors :)



I turned the scarf wrong side out again, got out my dressmaking shears, and cut through the scarf.  After sewing the raw edges, I now have a scarf.  Not an infinity scarf, but a wearable scarf.  With a whole lot of pom pom going on :)

folded scarf

scarf

Dream On charm square scarf

My 7 year old said he would help me get some pictures.  Um, yeah. 

smile scarf

This is the only picture he took that actually had me in it and wasn't blurry.  Unfortunately, my eyes were half closed and I was in the middle of telling him to stop running around in the tree fort with my camera & stop taking pictures of his brother swinging from the tree like a monkey.  No way am I putting that weird pic of me on here.  But hey, the scarf looks good!

lots of pom poms

pom pom Dream On scarf

I like my scarf, and I think it turned out great in the end even though it isn't exactly what I had planned.  But honestly, I think I liked the man eating worm version best ;)

Be sure to visit the other stops on today'sschedule for more pom pom fun!

April 26

60 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your scarf! Thank you for sharing and your son for the great picture, lol!

Scrapatches said...

Very pretty scarf! Maybe you should have gotten your boy to model the scarf ... now that would be a good picture ... lol! I made a scarf, too. GMTA! ... :) Pat

Sharon said...

oh just love the scarf and the colors nice job

Heide said...

That is so cute!

Amy said...

Gorgeous scarf! The Pom Poms are super cute around the edge. Nice work!

Mhairi said...

What a great scarf and it looks wonderfully warm too.
Thanks for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely scarf.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Theresa said...

Your scarf is pretty! Great job!

Pauline said...

What a lovely scarf! Thanks for sharing!

Nati said...

Really cute scarf, thanks for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Your scarf is so lovely and has a feeling of spring.Thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

I know how those patterns can work out sometimes. You found a great solution though and your scarf is lovely.

Suze said...

Aren't children wonderful? Actually, they are wonderful. I'm into grands now. I wouldn't trust any of them to take a picture for me. The scarf is wonderful and I really like the idea of putting a flannel "back" on it. Actually, it's reversible, isn't it? Baby blue is my favorite color and I like how the blue shows trhough when ou have it around your neck and pulls out the blues in the fabrics. Thank you for participating and inspiring all of us. I really like your scarf.

Madame Samm said...

I can hear you with your photographer lol....the scarf looks really nice too...tried to add to our pinterest some of your pics....no go..if you want them included on our board let me know if you have them somewhere where I can link them ok..

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely scarf.

Patty C. said...

Great job - I like that smiley photo - lol

Thearica said...

Your scarf is great! and no fair on the photo... We didn't get to meet you. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very cute idea...great model too.

Jeanie said...

Great, fun scarf and happy faced helper!

Cathy said...

Haha! Now that`s the way to show your project! Love it!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great job on the scarf; so much fun!

Gill said...

I love your scarf - what a great idea to use pom pom trim!
Thank you for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

bwahaha, I wasn't expecting a flashback to those movie worms...that was quite a show...love your scarf!

Sowing Stitches said...

Oh how FUN! Love this!!! :)

suz said...

Your scarf turned out great! Love the story of your photo!

Linda said...

Your scarf looks wonderful! (I had sons, too, so I can imagine your face!)

Kristen said...

What a cute scarf! :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Adorable! Love your happy face picture. Gotta love little boy helpers.

Gwen said...

Your scarf turned out just lovely. One thing is for sure, these blog hops definitely bring us some learning experiences!

patchouli moon studio said...

That scarf looks great! Love the white pom-poms on it.

Linda J said...

Man eating worm version, LOL. Between that and your description of your 7 yr old attempting to get a picture I am still giggling...

I am not sure what an infinity scarf actually is but good save of your effort. It is pretty with that pom pom trim and springy fabrics.

apple blossom said...

nice scarf why not just sew the two ends together to make your infinity style scarf? like your creation too.

robin said...

Would love to check the video but have used our bandwidth for the month! Ha.

Mary said...

Great job on your scarf!

Tammy said...

Great scarf....

Lou said...

Cute scarf!!!!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Great scarf!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the scarf.Great color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Lol. Glad you posted the pic of you anyway. Love the scarf, pom poms are such a lovely addition.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty scarf and I have done that endless tube thing too!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Your scarf looks lovely even if it isn't exactly what you planned :)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

lovely scarf, funny picture ☺
Thanks for sharing!
Bente

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oh the worm scarf made me laugh!! It turned out beautiful and I love the pom poms!

carla said...

Hi!!! Love your scarf!!! Very pretty!!! Thank You

Carol said...

Cute scarf! I loved the visual of your son taking pictures...it so reminded me of how it would be to have my grandsons take my picture. LOL! Thanks for hopping with us!

LJ said...

When sewing gives you a predicament, make a scarf!! I've not made any scarves - I'm way too hot-blooded - but looks like you'll be warm and fancy in your poms scarf.

JanesQuilting said...

Your scarf is so clever, I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing with us.

Megan said...

Oh wow! This is just beautiful, I love the colors you chose ... I may just have to add one of these to my spring wardrobe ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

Melody said...

Fun scarf.

hueisei said...

I love your scarf. Thanks for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Great Story!! Love the ACTION picture!! adorable scarf!! Everyone is so creative!! Thanks

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

The scarf looks great!

Thanks for sponsoring this Blog Hop giveaway.

lefuntz said...

Lovely scarf. And I like your picture. That pose says it all!

Emily C said...

The scarf looks great! I guess beware of willing helpers at that age =)

Just Quilt It said...

Great scarf--I like you fabric choices.

evelyn said...

Fun scarf! Gotta love kids with cameras too!

tink's mom said...

From where I sit the adventure was well worth it. The end result is all that matters. So easy for me to say since I didn't have to fix it.

Annette Schultz said...

cozy scarf I am sure you will get some great use out of it. I have made one with out the pompoms sew now I might just have to make another as it gives it a nice fun touch
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Lavonna ZWB said...

So very lovely. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Janine said...

Wonderful! I adore the pom pom addition :)