Remember those lovely quilt/sewing books I won last month? I started bookmarking projects to sew from them as soon as I began flipping through each of them and now I have my first finish from Zakka Handmades by Amy Morinaka.
During the time I was sick with a cold, I grabbed this book and my crochet hook and made the edging for this scarf (and went on to make the cherries - which are also in this book - no project in mind for them... yet). The crochet edging is very simple to do - perfect if you're looking for a beginner project to crochet.
Once I had the edging complete, I started searching for a fabric to pair it with. I found this lovely brushed cotton check in my stash and knew it would make a cozy scarf if I sewed it with the brushed side facing out. Sometimes, the wrong side is the RIGHT side. ;o)
For the handmade tag, I remembered a small embroidered motif I had stitched ages ago, and decided to cut it from its background fabric so I could machine stitch it onto a linen square. I love the results! It has the simple, one-of-a-kind, handmade look I was hoping to achieve.
All in all, a very straight forward and satisfying project to make. Seems my timing couldn't be better on this finish as our temperatures have taken a plunge since the blizzard blew through here yesterday. A cozy scarf is a necessity in braving this weather and as much as I love knitted scarves, I'm loving this Zakka version.
Now, I wonder what I will do with the crochet cherries? ;o)