Thursday, November 18, 2010

Go-to Book

Todays Mistletoe Make and Bake
designers of the day are:
ME - You are here.
Todays topic is...
What is your Go-To Holiday book?
I have made my own Go-To Book. Now I know there are all kinds of great writers, artists and designers out there. Pick one? I just couldn't do it. Maybe it is the middle child in me.
Make my own book? I have notebooks full of decorating ideas for the holidays. You may remember that yesterday's post was Holiday Sanity Savers. This notebook is definetely not a sanity saver because there is no way my home would ever look like the pages out of a magazine. Someday, I may be able to twitch my nose and make it happen but until then I will enjoy using the pages as design inspiration.
I am not worried about anyone knocking on my door to publish my work of art.

I have notebooks for all kinds of topics, yet my favorites are Christmas and Fourth of July.


I have a book of articles about people. Some I know and consider my friends, some I hope to someday meet.
A book of gardening ideas for when my thumb finally turns green.
A book of quilting ideas.
A book of baby (grandbaby?) ideas.


I hope I have inspired you to make your own Go-To book.
Supply List: Large 3 ring binder.
(I use the kind with locking rings so the notebook doesn't accidentally come open and the pages spill everywhere.)
Sheet protectors
Favorite pages from all your magazines 
Pages from the pile of mail order catalogs such as Pottery Barn, Garnet Hill, Anthropologie, 
and many, many more.
Today is my turn to share a holiday project idea. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Girl Scout Scarf
8.5" x 60"
A girl scout is always prepared. This scarf is full of hidden pockets and sections to hide just about anything.
I picked out with the back of the scarf first. I really wanted to use the Oliver + S interlock, so the scarf would drape nicely. This fabric determined the length of the scarf, approx 60".  I choose assorted prints at least 9" wide.  I decided to challenge myself on this project and try some new techniques.
ZIPPERS: Yikes, egads! I haven't done a zipper since I flunked my sewing project in 5th grade. Due to the great tutorials and Terry Atkinson's colorful zippers I decided to make zipper pockets.
I added a bit of embroidery because I love the look but rarely sit still long enough to do any.
I used different feet on my machine and gave my #37 quilters' foot a rest.
(feet used but you do not have to have them to make this project-Zipper foot on the zippers and walking foot for joining the interlock back to the pieced front.)
Supply List:
Backing 9" x 60" (backing can vary depending on the size of the person and the type of fabric.After making this one I think 6-7"wide is ample.)
Assorted fabrics for front
Additional items to personalize your scarf such as zippers, trims, medallions, floss.

Zipper Tutorials:
the pictures below are from the orphan block scarf shown below
Step1: Zipper and fabric right sides together.
Step 2: Add lining fabric right side together making a zipper sandwich.
Step 3: Sew along the edge of the fabric and zipper. Your piece will look like step 3.
Step 4: Fold the fabrics back wrong sides together and top stitch.
Repeat steps 1-4 on the other side of the zipper. Completed section shown above.
Once the zipper sections are completed, decide where you want the zipper pockets on your scarf. Continue joining fabrics together to make a 60" long strip. Add assorted trims between fabrics paying close attention to placement on the scarf.
Do not add "things" to the middle section of the scarf. This area will be around the back of the neck and not seen. Add embroidery if needed.
Join the back to the front, right sides together, pinning sections in place.


Before sewing the scarf together, unzip one of the pocket sections half way. Sew the scarf all the way around the four sides. Trim the four corners to have nice sharp corners when the scarf is turned right side out. Use the opening at the zipper pocket to turn the scarf right side out. No hand work to close any openings.
Press the scarf. Top stitch above each of the zipper sections to create a pocket.
Ta Da! Just the perfect scarf to hold a spare key, cash, drivers license, chapstick, etc.

Additional ideas to Personalize your scarf:
1. Add pieces of repurposed clothes. I added the button placket from my son's shirt making an additional pocket. (I love buttons but did not want to tackle buttonholes) This scarf is for his girlfriend. It will come in very handy next time he locks his keys in his car after a concert in the rain. Maybe I should go ahead and put a spare key in one of the pockets!
2. Add fringe made from interlock.
Keep in mind the size of the person you are making the scarf for so the added fringe will not make the scarf too long.
Cut an interlock section 9" wide by 12" long. Fold in half and sew along the 9" side to hold in place. Mark every inch, sew from the bottom fold up 6" on each of the markings. Cut  1/2" from the sewn lines. Wet and toss in the dryer to fray the fringe. Size of fringe can vary according to what size you cut this section.

3. Monogram initials.
4. Add a loop and a covered button to roll the scarf into a handy take along.

This was FUN to do using the brad/button maker. This item should be on everyones' Christmas list. (Stock # 001309 suggested retail $29.99)  It is on my list, I borrowed this one from Ducky. The package says (WARNING: Making custom brads and buttons has been shown to become addicting.)
 
5. Sew with unusual fabrics such as snuggles, old sweaters, sweatshirts, and school t-shirts.
6. Tuck a gift card in the pockets to surprise the recipent.
7. Use orphan quilt blocks for scarf sections. I wanted to use BLISS flannel for the back of the scarf so, once again I started with the back to determine the scarf. This one is 43"long.


For printable directions, please CLICK HERE.
Leave a comment on my post today to win a chance at this adorable "cookie bag" of moda fabric. I will draw the yummy name and post the winner tomorrow morning.
Please make sure if you leave a comment that I have a way of getting
a hold of you if your name is drawn.

223 comments:

  1. In the process of making my own idea book. I was just going to do all crafty projects but now I am thinking how nice a gifts/small projects and then one for quilting ideas... Hmmm...

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  2. What a cute scarf. You are right Always be prepared!!

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  3. What a fun scarf :o) Very intrigued with the idea book ... I could make it for myself and escape to my wonderland of whichever world I decide just by pulling out my ideas binder. Wow! thank you so much ... gardening, decorating, gifts, way cool! :)

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  4. Wow who would have thought all these year without such a handy scarf.
    Thanks/

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  5. The scarf is awesome. I have 2 Girl Scouts at home who would love these! Thanks for the instructions.

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  6. This is a great scarf. Love it! Thanks so much! Love your idea of your own christmasbook!

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  7. What a great idea for your idea book, I'll have to give that a try I think. And the scarf is adorable☺

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  8. My first go-to book I started on Monday with this Mistletoe Make and Bake! I am printing everything out and hope to make and bake them all during the winter months.And...i have just added the i-top button tool to MY christmas list!

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  9. I too collect stuff that inspires me, but unfortunately it doesn't quite make it into a book as such...much better way to go! *smile*

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  10. Waht a cute idea & a perfect gift!

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  11. Love the scarf tutorial! I really need to start an inspired go to book. Thank you for the inspiration and bit of motivation to start one. Thanks for the giveaway and the blog hop!

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  12. Can't have too many scarves! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Thank you very much. The scarf is awesome. I have do make myself one.

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  14. What an amazing scarf - so full of potential!!!! Thanks for sharing that and your great book of ideas. Ciao

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  15. Thanks for this giveaway. Checking out all the blogs is really fun!

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  16. I really need to start thinking about things for Christmas! Great giveaway :-)

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  17. I need to make a go to book too, for my quilting, cooking, homemaking.. oh dear! Thanks for joining in on this great blog hop!
    lv,
    Joy

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  18. Great scarf pattern! And thanks for sharing the cool new tool that I now must have. :)
    Thanks for doing this blog hop!

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  19. I love having all those ideas too - although I scan them into my computer now to eliminate actual clutter around here. Although, I could really stand to have some 'cookie' clutter - count me in!

    ltenhage@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for the awesome scarf pattern and recipe!

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  21. thank you for the scarf pattern...what a fun idea!

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  22. I have a lot of idea books happening for different topics, bags in one, Christmas in another, and so on, they are so handy!! Thanks for sharing such a great post with us!

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  23. I love the scarf! If i had the time I'd make one right now!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    clara.cann@gmail.com

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  24. Very innovative scarf! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. That scarf is awesome! I also tear pages out of magazines when I see decorating ideas or crafty project I want to copy...but they're just all thrown together in file folders. You've inspired me to get organized!

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  26. What a great scarf! I love the idea book!
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

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  27. Cool scarf! I know a young lady who would adore one for Christmas, so I must get sewing. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. Happy quilting!

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  28. Like your book of ideas. Hum, so what filing drawer to I stash all those things in?

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  29. I keep notebooks to of all the patterns I want to make. At least they are all in one place and I can go right to them. Love the scarf.

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  30. I also have a 3 inch binder filled with torn out magazine pages! It's my wish book of ideas.

    BTW-I would love a BAG of cookies :0)

    Stefanie

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  31. Now that is a clever scarf. Always be prepared, That would be a great item to keep in the car in case of emergency or unexpected ill weather. Never thought of the go-to notebook for holidays. I have one for decorating and remodel. Very inspiring. Thank You.

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  32. I also have a collection of pictures/ideas that I've saved over the last few years but they haven't made it beyond a file folder in a drawer. Snickers cookies sound wonderful and potentially habit forming! Very cool scarf idea and tutorial. I'd sure love to give the Moda cookie bag a good home!

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  33. Love the scarf and I wish I was organized as you with your go-to notebook. Thanks!

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  34. This project is unbelievably cool! So versatile. Now, how did I miss the cookie recipe in this post? I'm going hunting now. Thank you...I LOVE Moda! ~Kathleen
    brown.k [at] centurytel.net

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  35. Cool scarf! Stylish and functional. And I love your go-to book idea.

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  36. I, too, keep a project book, but I have to say, it's not as organized as yours. I love the idea of your scarf. It reminds me of the scarf that you can make with pockets at the ends for people like me with constantly cold hands. Thanks!

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  37. Cool scarf! Thanks for the pattern.

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  38. What a wonderful scarf!!! Every woman needs one of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Are you kidding me.... what a great idea for a scarf! And to win another kind of bag full of cookies, too much!

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  40. I love your bliss scarf!! It is so fun!!

    happyquiltingmelissa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. Oh what cute scarfs. Thanks for the giveaway. I love anything Moda.

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  42. Always interesting to see what fun projects a blog hop can come up with. Very cool scarf!! Thanks for the pattern and give-away!

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  43. What an adorable scarf! I wear one all the time during the cool months. Thanks for sharing your pattern and for the giveaway.

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  44. Day 4!
    The scarf is pretty!!! Thank you for sharing.

    We keep Ina's cookbook out, every year we have a cooking contest and the kids have be come quite the cooks because of it!

    Have a great day!

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  45. Currently I have an overflowing go-to file folder. Maybe one day I will be organized enough to make it into a book. Great scarves!

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  46. I really LOVE the scarf! Cool Idea. You can wear holiday shopping and stash your cash inside! :) Mary


    maryp@marykay.com

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  47. The recipe the scarf..oh my goodness you rock for amazing ideas...thanks sew much..sew sweet of you ..

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  48. I too have a notebook of projects and room decor that I keep from magazines. Great directions in your scarf tutorial (plus that nifty gadget that I will add to my "wish list.") I retired as a teacher, so this would have been the perfect wardrobe addition - teachers always need handy places to store things (their own items, plus those they must confiscate from kids!) Thanks again!

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  49. My own book - I can do that. I have plenty of content, pages ripped out of mags, quotes written on scraps of paper, photos - excellent idea. Thanks for sharing! Jodi

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  50. I have files of "ideas". But I think books would be more accessible. Thanks for the idea. The scarf is so cute.

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  51. I have a couple of notebooks filled with quilting ideas. It's a great resource :-) Very cute scarf. Thanks for the pattern.

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  52. WHat good ideas you have for making the scarves. I was thinking of making one with minkee on the back.

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  53. Thanks for the scarf project, very cute! I have never thought to make an idea book. I tear things out that I like and then have a messy pile. I'm goint to try your book

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  54. Your scarf idea is just too cool. What a great gift for the friend that has ( and takes along) everything.

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  55. I have a quilting idea book, but never thought of doing others on various topics. Thanks for sharing! Great scarf!

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  56. Wonderful project. It goes on the top of the pile!

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  57. Oh, who could resist a cookie bag?

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  58. I love your scarf idea. This is definitely on my list to make. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  59. What a great tutorial! I have the same kind of book - actually a couple really big ones!!!

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  60. Your scarf is so cute with all its little pockets, your sons girlfriend is going to love it! I love your idea book. Thanks for sharing.

    http://karenstreehousequilts.blogspot.com/

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  61. Every woman on my list is getting one of these!! It may be the best idea I've ever seen! Carrying a purse around can be a pain but slip the cards and some cash into the pocket, along with the required lip balm, and off you go!

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  62. Oh, way cool!!! This will be perfect for the daughter on the go in the cold northeast! Thanks for such a great idea!!!

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  63. Love your binder of ideas and the scarf(thanks for another free pattern!) I am bad about tearing inspiration out of a magazine, then it never makes it to the binder. tsk tsk...I will have to work on that.

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  64. Wow! What a neat idea! This will be a super gift for a couple of the young gals on my gift list! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and talents!
    Sharen J sunbeamsnpatches1@verizon.net

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  65. What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  66. What a yummy cookie bag. That is about the only kind of cooking I do in my house.

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  67. Cute scarf, i see my daughters in one.

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  68. What a clever scarf! I think I keep Staples in buesiness buying binders and sheet protectors with my Rewards dollars LOL I just found a binder that was at 25 years old. The plastic had disintergrated over time and the decorating ideas were outdated but I actually did find a few pages I kept!

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  69. I already have several books on the go and one of them is for blog hop patterns. I love your scarf pattern. Thanks for participating.

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  70. Thank you so much, I needed an idea for my niece the avid girl scout, and this will be the ideal gift for her for Christmas. What a great design. I also have books that I keep with all
    my hope to do projects in them, and hope to keep inspired when the mood hits.

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  71. I collect ideas all the time and when I need some inspiration I get out all the bits and pieces I have collected. Usually for the holidays I make pillowcases and one quilt for a family raffle which neither projects have even been started yet!

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  72. Wonderful idea for an inspiration book and beautiful scarf pattern.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Debbie

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  73. thanks for sharing your pattern

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  74. I make those books, I call them my ideas books, but I use the magnetic photo pages. Thanks for the projects.

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  75. Great scarf idea! It'll make some nice and quick Christmas gifts for my daughter-in-laws and granddaughters. Thank you!

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  76. "Maybe I should go ahead and put a spare key in one of the pockets!"

    This made me laugh out loud! Our jobs as moms could be made so much easier if we could just keep everything wrapped in a quilt (sometimes disguised as a scarf). Loved your scarf tutorial. Susan

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  77. I make inspiration books as well, as place to go to dream. Thanks for your unique scarf pattern.

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  78. Cool scarf pattern and giveaway!!! Thanks a bunch!

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  79. Not a scarf person myself...but I know someone who is! Very clever! Barb M

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  80. Very nice Christmas scarf and giveaway. Thanks!
    Mary

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  81. What a fun project! I too have been avoiding zippers for years, but after reading your instructions, I feel like "The Little Engine That Could", I think I can...I think I can...
    Now if you could only figure out how to add a few more weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas...

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  82. cute project and that bag of fabrics is a wonderful giveaway!

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  83. So many projects, so little time. How will I get all these projects completed and try all the cookie recipes?

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  84. My guess is that you are/were a Girl Scout Leader. I have bee a leader for 6 years and this is the best "Leader Uniform" I have seen! Thanks for sharing it.

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  85. Wow! That's like 3 tutorials in one! Thank you so much, I really hope to actually make one of these! Awesome post!

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  86. So much good in your post today! I love the scrapbook of ideas...I should do that! And the scarf...love the scarf, thanks for the tutorial. And a bag full of fabrics is MUCH better than a bag full of cookies!

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  87. I like your creative ideas. I have notebooks for quilting and knitting patterns, most of which came from the internet. I've also started collecting them in folders on my computer to save space and paper.

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  88. LOvE the scarf...very cute and trendy! I've have idea books since I was a kid...still have them and they take up a bookshelf...lol

    Bag full of fabrics...right up my alley!

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  89. what a cute way to make a scarf. thanks for sharing!

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  90. Cute scarf. Fun project. I just inherited a mini stash and this would be good for some of it.

    The moda cookies look fun also!

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  91. Love that darling scarf. What a great idea. I would love that cookie bag. Yummy!
    itssewshannon.blogspot.com

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  92. This scarf is brilliant! Gonna make some for sure.

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  93. VERY pretty scarf! You could make a dozen of these and have one for every occasion! I love your idea of the idea book. I have PAGES and PAGES of torn out magazine and catalog pages of ideas, and now I know to put them into a notebook!! Thank you!

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  94. Cute! What a clever scarf. I have 3 notebooks, 1 for decorating stuff and 2 for quilt/sewing ideas. Thanks for the chance. Fingers crossed!

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  95. Love the book Brings back alot of memories from the past when we were once little and growing up Love the scarf Thanks For the time to place instrutions for these and I really Love the Moda Cookies Image every thing you could do with these cookies

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  96. Awesome scarf. Thanks for the giveaway.

    nkadenver @ yahoo.com

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  97. What a great scarf! I have been having fun going to each blog in this hop! Thanks for the great ideas and giveaway!

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  98. What a great idea. I love it. Thank you for the give away!

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  99. Clever scarf... daughter would love this. I hope to make one b4 Christmas. Thanks Karin E:)

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  100. Cute scarf! So much info in one tutorial! Terri A.'s zippers are great! Ann in NC

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  101. Very cute scarf and great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  102. Golly...not only did you give us a great tutorial, but a printer friendly version too! Thank you! And yes, I intend to make myself a Go To book right away!

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  103. Really cute scarf - thanks for the info.

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  104. Moda Lissa....your ideas put a 'smile' on my face. Thanks for sharing. Fantastic ideas!
    Carolyn marzstars@msn.com

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  105. Thank you for the neat scarf pattern.

    Love all that you have to share on the hop.

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  106. I use the idea book method too! I need to remember to update and look over them more often, though! Great scarf project as well!

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  107. I don't have an idea book but it's a wonderful idea. Thank you for the tutorial on the scarf. It's something that my daughter might just like.

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  108. A very nice scarf - My Niece would love it....Thanks

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  109. Wow, I would love to win that bag of adorable "cookies"....thank you for sharing today!

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  110. By the way....Where is your Recipe Today?????

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  111. Great scarf idea. What is your recipe.

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  112. Your project is just as clever as I knew it would be! Turning thru the zipper pocket is genius. Also love your notebooks.

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  113. Bless you middle child! We do suffer for our middleness don't we :0) So comforting to know others have notebooks, etc. Thanks for the fun scarf pattern. I think it could make its way into my notebook of gift ideas!

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  114. What a clever scarf! I love the "hidden" pockets. This would be great for walking - no need for a bag to hold keys or ID. Thanks for such a great project.

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  115. You have such great ideas. I love you binder full of inspiration. Love the scarf. Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Your scarf is such a great idea and so pretty!! My idea book is full of receipes from old Southern Living magazines.

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  117. I am so making one of you scarfs for my Daisy Scout! What a great tute - thank you!

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  118. Great project - something different for fabric scraps. I keep a notebook with all my gardening ideas, articles etc. I have a pile of quilting ideas I need to do the same. Thanks!

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  119. Nice tutorial. I like the scrapbook idea.

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  120. Love the scarf idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to make some for my granddaughters. Thanks, also for the chance to win.

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  121. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas today!! I love them all, but especially the idea book. I'm usually crazy organized, but hadn't thought of that idea yet, thanks!

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  122. Great tutorial! Thanks for the cute scarf idea and for the chance to win fabric! Happy Holidays!

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  123. Thanks for the scarf pattern. It's very cute!

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  124. WHAT A GREAT POST!
    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE INFO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  125. Great scarf, will have to make some for my girls. Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win some "cookies".

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  126. Oh how delicious! Love your projects too!

    MGM

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  127. What a great idea-especially for those times you need to carry a bit of stuff, but do not want to drag a purse along. This would be a great idea for beginner's, girl scouts and 4-H to get them hooked on sewing.

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  128. I too have 3 ring binders for all sorts of different subjects, from quilting to soap making! That scarf is so cute, I bet my daughter would like one.

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  129. What a great idea!
    Thank you
    Gill

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  130. Perfect Cookie Bag...no calories!

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  131. Pockets in a scarf! What a great idea for those who hate hanging onto a purse with everything in it.
    Joan.kruse@comcast.net
    or joan.kruse@gmail.com

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  132. LOVE the idea of binders for organizing/gathering ideas....thanks!

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  133. Extra cute scarf.....you are a smart cookie!!! It would put a smile on my face if I won your "cookie bag". Thanks for the chance.

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  134. one question: do you take out the creme in the middle of the oreas before you put them in the food processor? can't wait to try these!

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  135. Sometimes, I just think "Duh." I have notebook for all my sewing and quilting stuff, but never thought to do some for coooking, decorating, and gardening. I even have all the supplies. Rather like hitting me over the head, thanks for the idea. I love the idea of having one for holidays, too:) Your pocket scarf loooks intriguing. I definitely want to print out the directions and study it. This could be so much fun. Again, thank you!

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  136. What a great idea! Pockets in your scarf! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  137. Love both the scarf and your idea books ... very clever! The recipe looks dangerous!

    Thanks for the great ideas, and hope I win that cookie bag!

    Janet
    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  138. Love the scarf....... Thanks for sharing the pattern/instructions... Diane P

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  139. Luv'n the scarf as an added Christmas gift for my new "daughter-in-love". Perhaps I could make her one with that bag of cookies! Thanx for participating in the Mistletoe Make and Bake 2010; always a fun time.

    quiltntherapy@yahoo.com

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  140. cute idea (the scarf!) I might just have to add it to my list. I swore I'd never make quilted wearables...you know you've seen the ugly versions out there...but this might just be worth breaking that promise to myself.

    I do have a notebook of decorating ideas but it's only one full of all seasons but I have tubs for each holiday much to my hubbys moaning and groaning since he has to bring out each seasons worth of tubs from the garage to our in house stroage space.

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  141. Thanks for the GREAT tutorial, what a fun idea!!!!
    I am like you, I have a book with decoration ideas, garden ideas recipes......

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  142. Oh my, a kindred spirit!!! I love Moda fabrics also...I can never get enough--I am drawn to the in the shops (my friends even tease me about this little addiction). I am so happy to see your inspiration book...I also have one along those lines and love to spend time flipping through it and dreaming (because my house will never actually look that good and a lot of those projects will have to happen "later") but I love having all those ideas in one spot. Soooo inspirational!! Thank you for the great scarf pattern...that is awesome!! How fantastic that it has secret pockets (I am thinking my fabric sample cards will fit in there nicely for when I am hitting the quilt shop for backings/bindings!!!) Too cool!! THANKS for sharing something new and different--it is fabulous!! mhardey@ymail.com

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  143. What an interesting scarf project....thanks! Love the name! I'm starting to make notebooks also - going through lots of page protectors! Would love to win the cookie bag....great giveaway!

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  144. Your scrapbooks of creative ideas look quite familiar! I have two just on the quilts I will someday make! My mom always had one at the ready when she and dad would finally be able to build the home of their dreams. Unfortunately, they never did. Thanks for your great ideas. (Moda fabrics are terrific!)

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  145. This is the cutest scarf ever. Thanks for the idea and pattern!

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  146. what an exciting bag of goodies.

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  147. Love the idea of the "Go To" books! Takes a lot less room than keeping the whole magazine!

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  148. Very interesting scarf. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  149. That scarf is genius! Love it, so smart with its hiding places and gorgeous while toasty warm. The idea book is something long overdue for me. Excellent timing since I will tidy my sewing space this weekend. Thank you. ~~Lisa

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  150. I love the scarf tutorial! thanks - i am going to make a few for gifts!
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  151. The scarf would really help me. I am always misplacing my keys. I can just picture myself having pockets for everything I need. I like the tool that you showed for the buttons. How Cool.
    If I win those awesome goodies, you can contact me at sales@BestOrnaments.net. It's my work email.

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  152. Very cute scarf ... and I love the awesome goodies you are giving away.

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  153. Great scarf! Thanks for the great ideas!

    Kathy H

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  154. Cute Scarf!

    Yes, we were and still are a Girl Scout!

    Cynthia

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  155. These are all fantastic ideas! I love using the button placket for a section. You are too clever! Thanks.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  156. I love this scarf - I can think of all sorts of embellishments for it and I think my daughter would love one - if it was in her colors, purple!
    Susan in NC
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  157. The scarf is cute. Tutorials are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  158. What a great project - it's going on my "to-do" list!

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  159. I love this scarf and the button to fasten it when it's rolled up is inspired - no longer will my scarf unravel and wrap itself around the contents of my handbag!!

    Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

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  160. Very cute!! Love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  161. Great scarf project! I have lots and lots of pictures and articles that I have collected over the years with the intention of putting my "treasures" in a notebook so that I could look through the ideas with ease. You have inspired me to "get started!

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  162. What a great idea, thanks for sharing

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  163. What a fun gift.....to make, give and receive. Thanks!
    Chris aka GlitzyMe@tampabay.rr.com

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  164. Pretty scarf, and a great idea to have an idea book. I have ideas, but they are not organized!

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  165. Love your idea for a "Go To" book. I have a similar book for quilt patterns but like this idea also. Your scarf pattern is too cute!

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  166. Thanks for sharing this unique project!

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  167. Thanks for the fun and unique scarf pattern. Great idea also for the idea book. I have ideas that are soon to be organized. YEAH!

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  168. What a cute scarf. It looks like a lot of fun to make. You make zippers look so easy, I don't know why I find them scary. I will have to give it a try. I do the same as you and have notebooks filled with my favorite things that I see in my cooking and quilt magazines. It's a lot of fun going thru them seeing all the fun things that I cut out. Thanks for the fun pattern, and please pick me, it's my birthday today. Happy Holidays, Karen M
    kmargritz@google.com

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  169. Oh so cute scarf...I need gift ideas and this is perfect. Love to win the bag of fabric treats! kayezee_2000@yahoo.com

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  170. You are definitely a step ahead of me! All of my wonderful ideas are in folders in my file cabinet! They keep going in, but I find I forget them too soon! I think I need a notebook, too! Thanks for the great scarf idea!
    sandieatadams@yahoo.com

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  171. Such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  172. Really cute scarf. I have a few books of ideas like you. I enjoy just looking through them. Thaks for the giveaway, I would love to win the fabric goodies.

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  173. what a great project. my granddaughter and I will have a great time doing this together.great giveaway too

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  174. I always worried about my purse when out dancing! It was safe as long as someone was at our table, but there were always songs when everyone danced. Dancing with a purse is awkward. This idea solves the problem. Make the scarf out of glitzy fabrics, and one's ID, money, compact and lipstick are stylishly secure! Thanks

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  175. Thanks for sharing the wonderful ideas. Merry Christmas!

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  176. What a great project! Everything on your blog today was "yummy". I hope my name is your lucky "yummy" winner! Thanks for sharing!

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  177. What an awesome project!!! Such a clever idea and perfect for gifts. Thanks so much.

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  178. Great ideas for making the scarf unique! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  179. I cannot wait to make this scarf...thanks for the ideas on the books too....

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  180. What a fun scarf and what a great idea for your idea book. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Alda, Fl

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  181. Scarves are so popular now so this would make a great gift. I have a notebook of sewing and quilting ideas but never thought of making one about Christmas ideas--you are so clever!! Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.

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  182. Love that tutorial! And thanks for a chance to win the bag 'o fabric!

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  183. I had fun browsing your blog and seeing your scarf project. I love your idea book!

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  184. Love your project. I've been khaving great fun doing the blog hop.

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  185. A scarf with pockets! How cool!!! Thank you.

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  186. I can't wait to try this scarf project! I have an "Inspiration Book" that I'll add it to. Thanks for the giveaway, too. terrifishee@gmail.com

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  187. I love, love, love your tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  188. Your blog is so much fun to read. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

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  189. The Go-To notebook is a Great Idea! How clever. I think I'll start my own.

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  190. Love the scarf. What a quick and easy gift to make this year!! Thanks for sharing.

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  191. I love both ideas here today Lissa, the scarf is so clever! And there is still time really...I think! And although I have folders of magazine articles, photos etc just going that one step further makes it all so much more accessible! thanks!
    mascanlon49 at hotmail.com

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