[ infinity scarves ]

My two peas are pretty obsessed with scarves right now.
I can’t keep up with how many they want to buy so I decided to make them a few.

Turns out, I’m equally obsessed. Warm, comfy, and a hint of color with jeans and tee…they look fabulous on dreary winter days. Found this plaid flannel recently along with 4 other plaids that the girls loved.
They go with almost everything.

They are the perfect quick sewing project and fabulous gifts too.
This is for sure my go-to gift giving item for Valentines Day.

So simple to make.
You’ll need a nice continuous 2 yards of fabric (or patchwork piece some fabrics together for a really eclectic look).

  1. Cut fabric 64″ long x 22″ wide.
  2. Right sides facing, sew the long edge, starting and stopping 2″ from the ends.
  3. Turn right side out. Bring your two short ends together, match the end points, right sides facing.
  4. Pin.
  5. Sew all the way around from point to point. You will be left with a gap open where the long center seam stopped.
  6. Your scarf is now in a continuous circle.
  7. Pull everything right side out and stitch your opening closed either by hand or on your machine.

{sewn on the Bernina B580 – which I love love love….I have her on a test run through this Spring, thank you Bernina USA. Good luck to the UPS guy who comes to reclaim her. I may ignore the doorbell. Forever. She totally rocks.}

If you’re not so much into sewing and would like one of these extras I have on hand, let me know.
Um, I did over buy on plaid flannel a bit and have roughly 6 or so extra scarves.
email me at info (AT) twopeasinapoddesigns (DOT) com
I will be selling a few of the extras at one of my fav boutiques, Georgie Emerson Vintage too.

[ trusting in your talents ]

“Your talents are a gift. Are you just going to drop them, hoping that someone will give you your dream job and a fat salary just for being you? Or are you going to take responsibility for what you’ve got and really push yourself to do something great with those gifts? You have to believe in yourself enough to know that you’ve got talent and that you are worth the investment of time and effort. God valued you enough to give you those abilities. Value yourself enough to grow those talents to become great.” – Michael Oher in “I Beat the Odds”

One of my friends posted this quote on Facebook this morning. Michael Oher is the kid who found a forever family, football fame and had his life story made into the movie, The Blind Side.

I’ve had this mental block for awhile now since I finished writing my book. I’ve found it hard to even organize my thoughts. I’m not sure why. I’ve had plenty of time to decompress and move forward.

I think partially, it’s fear.

I’m not sure what is next. I don’t know what God has planned for me. I don’t know where to focus. Many days, I feel pulled in far too many directions. I think this is natural for a lot of people. You can’t be on your game all the time.

This quote just gave me an “Ah-ha” moment this morning.
Each of us, me, you, all of us…are born with talents. To teach children, to help people manage their finances, to care for people when they are sick, to build buildings, or make art…each of us has a talent.

How we will use it, share it, hone it, work on it, let it be of service to the greater good…all depends on believing in ourselves. And trust. Trusting that God knows what he’s doing and that our hands will do His work, whatever our work may be.

So, although I may feel like my brain is working in a vat of molasses…there’s a process and a reason and an opportunity for me, for you, to grow in who we were made to be.

I think I should get some gummy bears, coffee and ponder this thought a bit more. Gummy bears and Coffee always seem to make things better.

| under the sea – a work in progress |

Finishing up the text for this fun bag pattern that involves patchwork and zippers into a cross body bag. I have loved these prints from Mo Bedell from her Full Moon Lagoon line and couldn’t wait to use them in lots of ways. Mo has another great line of fabric out that is equally bright and fun. Both are great prints to shoo-away the winter blues.

Look for this sometime in the future on the We All Sew website as a free pattern….I’ll keep ya posted when it’s live.

{Say hello to Oliver while you are here – my little kitten who I adore. And there might be a sneak peek of a cute apron that will be a free pattern too – just in time for Mother’s Day crafting!}