Well, I’m finally unpacked enough to unbury my sewing machine and cutting table! I’m pleased to be able to participate in Michael Miller’s Twelve DIYs of Christmas with a cute and cozy project I made for my girls that’s just perfect for attending outdoor events around the holidays:
I had planned on drafting a mashup of a hood and my Camper Cowl, but in a fun twist my friend Christine of Heidi & Finn had just begun testing a new pattern that was nearly exactly what I had intended.
This is the All-in-One Hooded Scarf and it is going to be epic! It has a bazillion options for adding different ears or other embellishments to the hood to make all kinds of animals perfect for boys and girls. It took beaucoup self-control to make a plain hood, but I wanted to show off the fabrics. Christine says the pattern should be available Friday, so watch for it!
I took advantage of our beautiful local park which was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the sons of Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted. There’s a cute little service building that had a northern European feel to it – perfect backdrop for these sweet hoods!
I added a narrow ric-rac trim around the hood opening. This helped the hood stand up a bit more and added the perfect accent to the fabrics and shape of the opening.
You know me – wouldn’t be a post without some jumping!