Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shhh... A birthday present!

I really should not be showing you this yet.
It is a birthday gift for my mom.
I am going to give it to her tonight
I really, really, really am bad at keeping my own secrets!

I really LOVE how it turned out!

I made her a scarf and cardigan set.

(BAHHH!! I am SO pregnant!)

Didn't it turn out cute?!

I followed the instructions for the scarf from mamma says sew's blog.
Mine did not turn out NEAR as ruffly because I did not use very stretchy fabric.

I knew this would be the case,
But I really loved the fabric for my mom
And she is not really a ruffly kinda girl!

I like the understated ruffles.

I got the idea for the cardigan from behind the seam's blog.
It is seriously the EASIEST thing EVER!
I made one for myself a while ago and I love it.

 I wore it last night to hang out with some of our friends
and I got so many complements
that we decided
to have a cardigan making party.

The only thing I did different when I made my mom's
was to serge the edges and arm holes.

Her fabric was lighter and I was scared it would not hold
up very well without some help!

This is a FABULOUS Christmas gift idea.
No sew.
One size fits all.
One yard of fabric.
Definitely a winner in my book!

~Happy gift making!


  1. Haha! I can't keep secrets ever. And usually when I finally can, my hubby guesses:( I love the set together. What a fantastic present for your mom.:)

  2. I love it! It accents your pregnant figure so beautifully.

  3. I really like your blog. I am your newest follower!! I am new to blogger, but am excited to share my New boutique that is coming soon with the latest trends on clothing at affordable prices. I also will be selling Mineral Makeup. I will be giving a lot of free giveaways here shortly for our grand opening! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back and like my facebook... And Look out for free giveaways on makeup and clothing :)

    -B. Haven

  4. Ooh I love the cardigan. And love the fact you can wear it fashionably whilst pregnant, and it will still look goo when you are cuddling that gorgous new baby. You go girl.

  5. That cardigain is amazing and looks so cute on you. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  6. Ummm this is amazing. A little scary but totally amazing! I have to say that I wish I could come to the cardigan making party!!! Thank you so so much for linking up at crafty scrappy happy!!! I am inspired!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  7. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured amazing cardigain tutorial come on over to see what I had to say and grab a featured button from my sidebar. Thank you.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW


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