OK, couple quick things.
First of all I'm a little impressed with myself for sticking with this.
I always have grand ideas for blog series but I almost never follow through.
Story of my life!
Second. I seriously have been making a huge effort to take better pictures for the blog.
This week was kind of a fail. I could not get a decent picture of myself in this beauty, so you'll just have to believe me when I tell you I rock it! LOL
WNWNW was born of a real need to use up some of my ridiculous stash!
Each week I attempt to create something using only supplies I already have on hand.
No last minute runs to
heaven JoAnn Fabrics.
Since it's SO FARKING COLD!!! here in NW PA this week I busted out a new scarf.
Fleece is one of those things I can almost never just leave in the remnant bin if I see it hanging out.
It's so easy to cut it up and make a quick and colorful (and cheap!) scarf
It's also kind of boring and predictable.
I saw a great scarf that utilized a thrifted tshirt upcycle, but thought it could be done with fleece too, so I tried.
Anyone else think it looks just a leetle like a Jellyfish?
So without further ado, here's how to make your own Jellyfish Scarf.
See, I told you anytime I need to cut a circle I use a plate!
I just traced around the plate with a light marker and then cut JUST inside the line!
Once you cut a nice stash (at least 8 circles, I got over twice that out of my yard of material) cut into the circle in a spiral pattern.
Then stretch it out, as it bounces back up you get the curly wavy pattern
These two "tentacles" are cut from the same diameter circle, but for the shorty on the left I cut at about 2 1/2 inches and for the long one on the right I kept it at about 1 inch.
Here is my circle stash vs. the teensy bits of scrap left over...
I split my "tentacles" up into two stacks and turned the centers to face each other.
Laying a fun button on top of the whole bunch after stacking them on top of each other I secured it with a needle and thread.
I love how thick it is around the neck because that's a scarf's job, to keep my neck warm!
Some bloggers get to model their cute stuff on cute kids, here I model cute stuff on puppies cranky from being woke up to have fluff put about their necks!!!
Oh, and look what I found when I opened up my button box to find the buttons I stole from the clearance rack at JoAnns a few months ago.
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