I participated in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day in May, and it was so fun, here I am again.  If you’re here because of Giveaway Day, welcome and I’ll tell you a wee bit about myself in hopes that you’ll hang around here often.

I’m Elizabeth.  I’m married to a wonderful man and we have one terribly adorable little 7 month old son and I make stuff.  I love to cook and play my violin (something I’ve done since age 7).  This space here is devoted to my sewing.  I’ve made a commitment to sew as many of my own clothes as I can and as I truck through every project, I would like to pass on what I’ve learned in hopes of sharing my experience and filling my need to teach (did I mention I taught elementary music for 7 years before I had my son?).

As I’ve been learning to sew my own clothes, I’ve really become obsessed interested in fit.  I figure, if you’re going through the trouble of making your own clothes, they might as well fit and be flattering at that.  So from time to time I’m trying to write about alterations I’ve needed to make and why they were helpful for me.

Onto the GIVEAWAY!

This round, I’m giving away a scrap scarf that I made from my mountains of scraps.  I’m giving away 3 to you lucky people who comment by 8 p.m. Mountain time December 6th.  They are made from wool and cotton scraps, backed with cotton and quilted simply by hand by me with fleece as my batting.  Warm for your neck and color for your eyes, you’ll be super cute as you wander about your daily tasks wearing it.

Scarf #1

Teals and Yellows: 100% cotton quilting fabrics make up this scarf.  It’s backed with Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room blue volumes fabric and the pieced front has some Amy Butler, some Anna Maria Horner Good Folks, some Michael Miller  and other various prints.

Scarf #2

Primaries:  There is some royal blue linen, more Amy Butler, some Alexander Henry, other various cotton prints, and some vintage plaid shirting from my husband’s Grandmother’s stash.

Scarf #3

Pinks and Blacks:  Pieced from lovely grey shirting, some velvet flocked wool, pieces of grey wool pants (including a functioning welt pocket), a pink lace cotton print, and a little Joel Dewberry Aviary woodgrain in pink.  It is backed with a nice pink ticking stripe.  This one’s my favorite.

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling me which scarf is your favorite.  After my son goes to bed (about 8 pm MST) on December 6th, I’ll draw 3 winners at random.

For 1 extra entry, blog about this giveaway and put the link to your blog in your comment.

For every person you personally send to the blog who has left a comment, I’ll give you 1 more entry.   (Please name the people you send over here so I don’t have to use Jedi powers to figure that out).

Good luck to everyone!


  1. Wow, it’s tough to pick one — they are all so awsome! I like to colors on the Primary scarf, but also the tranquility of the Teals and Yellows. The Pinks one is kinda girlie and I’m afraid I’d lose it to my tween daughter.
    If I should be so lucky to win one of your lovely scarves, I would let you choose — I love surprises!
    And thank you for your kindness and generousity (even if I’m not a lucky winner!)

  2. They all look great. I think Primaries is my favorite, followed by the Teals and Yellows. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Oh the lovliness!! Thank you so much for giving your time and talents…and for all of the wonderful info you always seem to give as well as the needed HELP!! 😀 I love them all and would let you choose for me..I’m not that picky about colors, so they all look great!! Have a FUN giveaway!!

  4. Definitely the primary one! It would match everything! The others are great too! Just love how you combine all the colors and prints!

  5. I’ve been reading for a while…how did I miss that you were a teacher? Okay, scarf number 2 is screaming my name! Screaming it, I tell you..do you hear that?

  6. Elizabeth, these scarfs are very cute. My fave would be the teal and yellow. Just because Yellow is my favorite color. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I’m having a hard time deciding, but I think I’d have to go with #2 for the bright colors. I also like #1 quite a bit. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  8. I have to pick a favorite!!! Too hard! Ok, I like the one with pink, too, #3. Thanks for letting me know about the drawing – I sent the link to Keysha and Erin, too 🙂
    You go, girl!

  9. Oh wow, these are so so cute! My favorite one is definitely Pinks and Blacks. I would LOVE to win this!!

  10. You have Jedi powers? I’m jealous!

    I love all the scarves, but the Primary colors one is my favorite.

    I’m excited to find your blog, as I would like to branch out into clothing construction. (I currently stick with quilting and bag construction.) I have three little girls to use as guinea pigs!

    Thanks a lot!

  11. Such lovely scarves! I really love #2 because of the reds, but I think #3 would be more practical and match more of my wardrobe. And really, it is gorgeous, so who needs red messing up my wintry matching outfits (and the fabrics sound soft and divine).

  12. They are all wonderful scarves and I would be thrilled with any of them.
    My favorite is the Primary Color scarf, because it would make the dull, gray days of winter a bit more cheerful.

  13. ahh – its too hard to choose, they are all so cute. I like the pink one and the primary one! (and your little one? too cute!!) Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Scarf #3 please! Actually, I love them all, but I have a think for pink and black at the moment and I just bought a new pair of pants this scarf would match perfectly!! (Charcoal grey)

  15. I love the teals and yellows! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  16. I like number three. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez


  17. i love them all, but if I had to choose, I’d say the pink (#3). I’d probably wear it more. Thanks!

  18. I really like the primary colored scarf. It is just lovely and red happens to be my new favorite color. However, all three are really adorable.

  19. I love them all, but am partial to pinks and blacks:) What a neat idea for scraps!! Lovely prizes!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  20. Deanne Johnson Reply

    all 3 are great, but i know that my 15 year old will confiscate any scarf that i win, so i think i would pick #3, the grey and pink. she wears a ton of black (required color for all those orchestral performances).

    great idea.

  21. They all look great. I think Primaries is my favorite, followed by the Teals and Yellows. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. I love them all. If I had to pick I would choose the primaries.

  23. The primaries are my favorite. What great prizes! I’ve bookmarked your blog and will be back again 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

  24. They are all beautiful! I think the primaries (2) is my favorite – very bright and cheery for our dark and wet Seattle winters.

  25. I love them all but I think the pink one is my favorite. I love the pink and gray combination.

  26. they’re all pretty– but I think I like the second one best! Thanks! meg

  27. Ooh, these are great! Thanks for such a nice entry into the giveaway day. 🙂 Looking over your other entries, I’m enchanted with your stuff – adding you to my RSS feed.

    (I really like the pink/black/grey one)

  28. I love Scarf No. 3.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am a 9 years old and home educated. I love to sew and craft. I have my own sewing blog. Right now I am making frog pincushions, sock dolls, bean bags and Christmas tree skirts. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. My blog is http://www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will stop by and look through my blog and tell me if you like it and enter my giveaway. My mom is doing giveaways on her blog as well. She has two blogs, one for sewing and one for art: http://www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and http://www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    God bless.


    sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

  29. They are all lovely – but I think I like Primaries the best. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  30. All three are beautiful, but I especially like the pink and black one. Followed by the primaries. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  31. Yay! Love these! I like them all but I think I favor the primary one! Just looks yummy vintagey and funky! Thanks so much! (Cute babe by the way! I’ve got a little 4 month old!) Happy holidays!

  32. They are all beautiful! I would probably pick #1, but I’d be happy with any of them! Thank you for the opportunity!

  33. Oh, no, I have to choose? They are all so great! I really like #2 and #3, but I think I’ll have to go with #2. No, #3.

    Okay fine! #2.

    🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. I just love the teal & yellow one, but if I had a choice I’d pick the pink/black. Just because I’d be able to wear it more 🙂

  35. Susan Sisney Reply

    they are all very cute! ive been in a scarf making mood lately too no doubt due to the weather. im digging the primary color one. thankyou!

  36. the teals and yellows is my favorite 🙂 it reminds me of my wedding colors!
    thanks for such a cute giveaway! if i win, which i really hope i do, i’ll be sure to take lots of pictures of the gift!
    happy holidays!

  37. I love love love the pink & black scarf. The pink combined with the neutral palette is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work!

  38. StephanieS Reply

    I like #3 the best and then #1 but all are lovely. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  39. Wendy D. P. Reply

    I love scarf number 1… they are all so cute! Thanks for sharing your blog with us all!

  40. hmmm… i guess i choose scarf #1, but i really like #2, too! 😉

  41. Elizabeth, I saw that you left a comment on my daughter Emily’s blog, Super Stitches at http://www.sewingsister.blogspot.com ; so I thought I would come and take a look around your blog. I had been to it earlier in the giveaway and took a quick glance around, but evidently not well enough because I am quite impressed, so impressed, in fact, that I have signed up as a follower and put you on my blog roll. Oh, and thank you for adding Emily to your blog roll. I know she appreciates it very much.

    I look forward to reading your future posts. If you haven’t had time to come to my blogs and look around yet, I hope you will when you get a chance. I have two, actually, a sewing blog and an art blog. http://www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com . And if you like what you see and want to come back, maybe you can sign up as a follower and put my blogs on your blog roll. Oh, and I am having a giveaway on both of my blogs if you would like to enter. I will leave it open until noon central time on Monday.

    I just love the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway because I always discover some really awesome blogs.

  42. Beautiful scarves! And, I love your blog banner!

    I like #1 and #3. Can I say I like two of them? Ok, I really like all of them a LOT, but I think 1 and 3 would go with the majority of my outfits the best. Then again, #2 would brighten them up. Sigh… I can’t decide.

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  43. Laura Webb Reply

    Primaries is my favorite! But what a wonderful idea! I love it.

  44. Candace Henderson Reply

    Oh these are great! I think the primaries are first but the black white pink ones are JUST as great! LOVE THEM!

  45. They are all great. I think the first is my favorite, though.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. All lovely and match so many outfits. Think I’ll go with #2 for my daughter who loves bright accents!

  47. very pretty! I truly like all of them, so I’ll let you give the others to the other winners first, and I’ll take whichever one is not picked! (that is, presuming I win!)

  48. I love them all, but I’d go with the teals and yellows…not only do I love those colors, but they most closely resemble my hubby’s school colors and since he’s the girls basketball coach–I could wear it to the games–looking stylish and supportive! Yeah!

  49. Oh hope it’s not too late! I really like the pink and black scarf, though I’d be happy to win any one of them!

  50. Ohhh, I hope I’m not too late. I love the scarf that’s the bright primary colors, but I think their all lovely.

  51. Mama24Monkeys Reply

    Oh the primary colors are great!
    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  52. Woo-hoo! Victory dance, victory dance 🙂
    Thanks, E!!!
    Lisa 🙂

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