These two little recipients have already received pillows one year, and recycled cotton skirts the next. This year, I had to come up with something different.
After consulting with my daughter, I went with infinity scarves. She chose the fabrics out of my scrap bins and a couple selected larger pieces. I have to admit, some of the combinations she chose were not something I would have chosen myself...
|Colourful scarf for colourful Miss L...|
|Some strange combinations for Miss O, but 100% approved by a 6-yr old!|
|This one's for my own girl|
|It's like a reminder from my daughter: Don`t be afraid of colours!|
These were a lot of fun to make. There are tons of tutorials out there, and I don't remember which one I followed the first time, so I am not going to share one but one thing I am going to share is the dimensions I used so that the scarves are better suited to little girls. I used various strips that were 12" wide to make a piece of approx. 12" x 48"-50" which was then folded and assembled. My daughter tried it on and it was perfect.
Since we are on the topic of infinity scarves, here is one I forgot to share, made by my friend's 10-year old. (In case she reads this, yes, I know she is 11 now, but she was 10 when she made it).
The first time Miss Z came over to our house and saw my sewing room, she showed a lot if interest for all the pretty fabrics. She had definite tastes so I told her to set aside some that she liked. The next time her family was over, I took her to the sewing room and showed her how to make an infinity scarf.
|Proudly showing her creation|
And speaking of things to look forward two, I am also looking forward to making more infinity scarves, and maybe getting some more colour advice from my daughter!