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Thursday, 6 February 2014

to Infinity & beyond . . .

So what's a gal to do when it's cold & rainy outside, she's done all the chores that need doing,  and she's expecting a delivery that is scheduled for "between 2pm and 9pm" ?
Why. . . put the kettle on, brew up a mug of hot chocolate, break out the Lindor and get some sewing done, of course  : - )



But before I show you my sewing, let me tell you the wee story behind my 
special hand-painted mug . . . 

We were still living in Scotland when my lovely Canadian cuzzie came to visit in the summer of 2008,  we girls decided that a crafty day out was called for and we spent a fun few hours at Daft Craft on a Raft, a little studio situated on a barge moored outside a pub on the Forth & Clyde canal, near Kirkintilloch. We popped our names in a hat, and pulled out one, then we each painted a mug especially for whomever we'd picked.   You'll see by the pic that none of us are particularly artistically talented (sorry cuzzies, if you're reading this... but truth must be told) , but we had fun. 


And that's the story of my lovely treasured mug, hand painted with love, especially for me, by my Canadian cuz (that's her in action in the pic above).  
: - )

Right, so back to yesterday and the sewing . . .


A little while ago, talented sewing guru Jules at Sew Me Something posted a tutorial for an Infinity Scarf which I loved.  (I think it's the pom-pom trim that draws me in every time)  So I decided to have a bash at making one myself.
The tutorial is oh-so-simple to follow and I'm so chuffed with how it turned out.


It's a perfect Spring/Summer/Autumn additional to my wardrobe and would make a lovely gift too, so I'm definitely going to be making a few more. 

Wishing you a happy rest-of-the-week
'til next time,
xoxo





35 comments:

  1. Ooh it's lovely :) the pom poms look good!

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  2. Your scarf is lovely!! You will enjoy wearing it I am sure. Hope that the delivery came/comes soon, that is an awfully wide delivery window - 7 hours, can they not be slightly more specific in this day and age one wonders! Hope that the hot choccie in your beautiful special mug helped to pass the time. xx

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  3. Hot chocolate and Lindor sounds perfect to me. And, I love your scarf specially the pom poms. Hope the delivery arrived.
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. I think there should be pom poms on every flag of every nation in the world - I bet it would keep all these countries from fighting - pom poms just make everything *happier*! Love the scarf, they would indeed make wonderful gifts. Now let me just send you my address... ;-} Chrissie x

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  5. I love the scarf! Who knew you could have so much fun on a barge near Kirkintilloch!

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  6. what a lovely scarf . I really want to buy a sewing machine but I'm so scared It will bring back memories of sewing at school .I was really bad at it.

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  7. I love the mugs! Sounds like it was a fun day and how great to remember it every time you use your mug. I LOVE your infinity scarf! What a great idea to sew one! Much faster than knitting and great for summer. And, I LOVE the little pom poms. It's a great finishing touch!

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  8. Really beautiful Gilly, I love it.
    Kate x

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  9. That is one VERY professional looking scarf! Thanks for visiting me over at Dartmoor Ramblings. Lovely to have you following. x

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  10. Love the scarf, Gilly. The pompoms are so fun! :o)

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  11. What a fun thing to do with the mugs and then you're left with a treasure filled with memories - and hot chocolate! And do you mean to tell me that you did the household chores BEFORE sewing - I'm sure you're kidding! Anyway I think your scarf is great and will be such a blast to wear. Enjoy it Gilly! Love, Joy x

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  12. That scarf is so cute! I think your mug is lovely. I'm sure the Lindors went down well too. :)

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  13. Such a pretty scarf, have a great weekend.

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  14. Wow! Good for you, Gilly! I can't quite imagine myself having the skill to create a scarf as you have, and I really like what you made! I am not quite sure what qualifies as great art, but I think it is made with love, so your mugs qualify :) xx

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  15. What a gorgeous scarf! And the pom poms are the icing on the cake! Julie x

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  16. Loved sharing your story behind the mug!
    Jacquix

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  17. Loving the infinity scarf - gorgeous fabric, but the bobbles really add something!
    Great and quirky mugs, and so special because of the story and the memories when you use them. How brilliant to have a floating craft studio, must add that to my list of dreams!
    Gill xx

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  18. Hi Gilly! Love the scarf, and the mug ... ooooh and the Lindors too!

    Love Claire xxx

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  19. The infinity scarf is gorgeous, especially with the bobble trim, I love it! Your mug is so special, what a great keepsake of a lovely time with your cousins.
    Helen xx

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  20. Ooh your scarf is lovely, just had a look at the tutorial and you could make so many variations with different kinds of haberdashery! But I do love the pom poms!! Daft craft on a raft - brilliant name - and what a lovely souvenir mug :-) x

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  21. I love a day when I am forced to stay in so I can putter about. Love your new scarf, very nice.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  22. Love the mug story ... and I think it's a rather pretty mug! You always find these amazing studios to spend some time and learn a new craft. And such a beautiful infinity scarf! Love the shades of blue, and the pompoms really make the whole thing flirty ;) have a great weekend! Wendy x

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  23. I love that word "chuffed" it just sums everything up nicely. The scarf is fabulous.....have a great weekend.

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  24. Awh those are my absolute fave chocs, you don't get better than that!! I hope you enjoyed every mouth full!! Loving the scarf, it looks like it was heaps of fun to make too. Wishing you a lovely weekend skattie xoxoxo

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  25. The mug and the scarf are very pretty...the gift of love is always beautiful

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  26. Gilly Hello!
    I love the addition of the pom-poms...and the colours are gloriously fresh and springlike!
    Going to check out the tutorial..its a winner Yay!!
    D x

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  27. The scarf of really delicate, I love it. I toyed with the idea of those pom poms for my corcheted infinity scarf but I couldn't get the right colour match but yours look great. Jo x

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  28. This is so lovely Gilly! I love the mini pompom trim you've used!

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  29. Hi Gilly sorry I have been absent for a short while, work as usual dominates my life at present. What a pretty mug and I don't agree that you are not artistically gifted, I think the mugs are just lovely. Thank you for the link for the scarf as I am presently looking for one would you believe and here you are giving me the link! Thanks so much Gilly, sending you big hugs as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  30. Love your beautiful scarf and the pom pom trim is so sweet! Wishing you a wonderful week! xo Heather

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  31. Making mugs for each other on a crafty day out is a lovely idea. I bet you all had fun!

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  32. I love the scarf, especially the pom poms - and such a sweet mug made with love.

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  33. Your cuz painted you a lovely cup, I love the design on it and the colours :)

    Your infinity scarf with the pom pom edging is pretty!x

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  34. Ooh, your scarf is gorgeous Gilly...love the pompoms (and I love your mug too!)
    Hope your delivery arrived safely...it would probably have arrived at almost nine o'clock at our house (never early!) so I would have gone through an awful lot of chocolate :-)...it sounds like the perfect way to spend the day!
    Susan x

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