April 11, 2013

just call me scarf elf

Yep, I'm still moving forward with starbelly handmade. I've been working into the wee hours in my self-imposed sweat shop in an effort to amass some inventory for my future shop. And, I've been doing some planning for my big website migration. Last weekend I took a little break to pop over to Chicago to surprise my parents on their 40th wedding anniversary. It was a lovely (but too short) trip, and I'm happy to report that I survived the airplane adventure with wiggly little one year-old Morgan. My brother and I even played a little trick on my parents - we put Morgan on their doorstep, rang the bell, then hid. They had no idea I was coming into town, so they didn't immediately recognize their bundled-up granddaughter and thought someone had abandoned a baby on their doorstep. After the initial shock, it was pretty hilarious. 

But now I'm back in Seattle, and back to being hunched over my sewing machine in the evenings like a little elf. I've been experimenting a bit with different fabrics for infinity scarves. I made a linen one, which is light and airy - perfect for spring/summer. I also used some men's shirting to make this one. Jury's still out on whether this works or not. I am actually kind of scared to hear what Tim Gunn would say. I kind of like it, though. I've worn it several times, but I have yet to hear a compliment on it... which makes me wonder. Maybe it is a little too stiff? Should I try seersucker for the same pattern but a more billowy look/feel? What do you think?

Don't worry. My shop will be full of jersey knit scarves. I just made a bunch with some of these fabrics. I also have a couple of bags in the works, too.

More to come soon! And, once I get my new site up and running, I'll launch an FB page and host a giveaway. Exciting times!

:) Shelly

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