Thank You Give-Away

Give-Away Spiria Scarf

Today, I’m doing my first give-away. Above are 3 hand-sewn scarves made from soft, re-purposed t-shirts for one lucky winner. It celebrates my first 3 months of blogging and concludes our week at the circus. It was a lot of fun, and a balancing act at the same time. The green scarf makes the perfect summer accessory while the other two are great for late summer days and early fall.

The pattern is unusual in its simplicity. It consists of two spirals connected by a rectangle. This combination of shapes falls into a soft drape. The scarf (the pattern will be available soon) can be made by anybody, even a beginner without any prior sewing experience.  No sewing machine is needed…though knowing how to thread a needle might help.

Spiria Scarfs for Circus Impromptu
They double as hairbands and belts, and look wonderful and unique when two are worn together.
Give-Away Scarves

Everybody can participate, just enter your comment  in this post before Monday, the 26th of July at 5 pm EST. I will ship world wide. A randomly selected winner will be announced on Tuesday morning.

Good luck and have a great weekend!

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  1. Sarah {The Student Knitter} says:

    ooo pretty! I can't wait for the pattern, too!

  2. Carol says:

    Congratulations on your first 3 months of blogging. I have enjoyed your posts immensely!!!
    Your collaboration with Maya is very fun!!

  3. veee says:

    how cute, so indie. love the tutorials.

  4. Jannette says:

    What a great and generous giveaway – they are lovely! I do like the style, a lot; simple but very effective.
    (You might want to exclude me from the draw though; will be away for about 6 weeks from Monday..) (yippeee!!!)(But I *will* pack one or two old t-shirts and have a go, over the summer..:-)..)

    Looking forward to visiting again in September!

  5. Britten says:

    Du bist verrückt, dass du sie abgibst, aber wenn du unbedingt willst, dann schick sie gerne zu mir! Viele Grüße, Britta

  6. Jannette says:

    (Oh, and what beautiful mannequins…!)

  7. ~Heather says:

    Lovely, flowing colors – can't wait for the tutorial, I have the perfect old shirt in mind! ~H

  8. momma rae says:

    tres chic! thanks for the opportunity! ;)

  9. anka says:

    Congratulations on your first three months of blogging, you did a great job! Looking forward to your next 300, or 3000 months :)

  10. Jenn says:

    These are stunning! I love the twirl. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Tricia G says:

    Wow what a beautiful idea! I love how fun and versatile they are:)

  12. hodgepodge says:

    I love your blog & I love these scarves!! (crossing my fingers) :)

  13. Susan says:

    These are so lovely! I was admiring them all week and even if I don't win them I would love the pattern so I can make my own!

  14. Katherine says:

    So beautiful! I have enjoyed the Circus and your blog!

  15. Amy says:

    These scarves are beautiful enough to finally kick my butt into relearning how to sew. I'm looking forward to the instructions.

  16. Peggy says:

    I love that it's narrow where it wraps around the neck. Great idea, very nice looking!

  17. SewLindaAnn says:

    Lovely scarves and so versatile. Just shows you that simple is always good. Thanks for the chance to win, I enjoy your site a lot.

  18. Mama V says:

    These are gorgeous, thank you!

  19. Rachelh says:

    What simple loveliness! So glad you will be providing the pattern too. Just the sort of project I might actually manage to complete!

  20. MaryH says:

    What pretty colors! I have really been enjoying your blog, too.

  21. Cindy Farina says:

    What a great way to show off the all the ways to wear a t-shirt! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  22. Meryl says:

    These are so pretty! Love them!

  23. Lisa says:

    Those are so pretty.

  24. Erin says:

    I love these, and can't wait for the pattern to come out!

  25. janssen designs says:

    beautiful scarves! i love how they drape! thanks for the opportunity to win!

  26. Belle + Bee says:

    can't wait for the pattern!

  27. Julie Alvarez says:

    They are so fantastic! I ran into the giveaway through Maya's blog. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Gina says:

    How pretty and unique! I'm waiting for the pattern too.

  29. kütti says:

    Oh wie schön. Ich würde gerne mitmachen und gewinnen. Ein sehr schöner Blog übrigens.
    lg Ingrid

  30. Tamiko says:

    I love these! They look both gorgeous and comfortable.

  31. Karin says:

    Lovely and creative, thank you for the chance-I will look for the tutorial as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

  32. Salisbury Family says:

    Count me in! What a perfect detail

  33. Amanda says:

    T shirt recycling is wonderful isn't it? This scarf is genius and I would love to win one! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  34. Sharon says:

    oh katherin…i am over-impressed…i am in awe…this is such a beautiful pattern….and you are right in saying the beauty is in the simplicity…so loving this…thanks for the chance to win one…and i loved your "big top" posting…very clever idea….well done my blog friend!

  35. emily says:

    Pretty! Those scarves are fun!

  36. Kelly says:

    Love these! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!!

  37. Anonymous says:

    I am so excited to see more on the scarfs! They caught my eye in the very fist circus post! Thanks for a fun break in my busy day!!

  38. Jane says:

    So cute! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

    Jane :)

  39. Anita says:

    Just purchased a sewing machine – and learning to sew. I read your blog everyday – anxious for the next tutorial!

  40. dosfishes says:

    These are marvelous, just like Maya's skirts, which I saw at Squam….can't wait to see the pattern in your shop, this is a Christmas present in the making!

  41. Laura says:

    I would like to win these wonderful scarves!!!
    I like your blog!!
    Have a nice day!
    Laura from Italy

  42. Jen G. says:

    So cute! The simple things are always the best…can't wait for the pattern!

  43. branch homestead says:

    so exciting! i've wanted one of these ever since i saw you wearing this a few months ago. can't wait to make one with my girl.

    thanks for sharing and its been so fun to visit the circus in the country this week.

  44. magpie bessie says:

    super cute! Thank you for the opportunity!

  45. Kristi says:

    Wow, it's super cute! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to try it!

  46. Olivia says:

    Gorgeous scarves!

  47. Kymm says:

    Those are great! Would love to have one or three! Good luck to everyone!

  48. Angel Reuther says:

    Looking forward to the pattern! However, winning those would also be great. :) Thanks so much.

  49. threesneakybugs says:

    Totally love them!

  50. flowergrrl says:

    Looking forward to trying out this pattern!

  51. Jennifer says:

    So soft and lovely. Great circus photos….I'm inspired

  52. Kate says:

    Oh I love these scarves. I just love how they flow and seem to look great every which way they are worn. I would love to win one. Thanks for the opportunity.


  53. Heather Acton says:

    Fascinating and so pretty! Wouldn't it be nice …

  54. norma says:

    I just had surgery on my thyroid 4 days ago. I have to protect the incision site on my neck from the sun. These would be ideal. If I don't win…maybe you will have some for sale soon. Thanks for the opportunity.

  55. Mistika says:

    They are gorgeous I want one pretty please

  56. epicurejenn says:

    these are adorable and look so soft! :)

  57. Lacey says:

    I have had so much fun watching the circus party all week. Those scarves are too cute for words! I make my office Christmas gifts each year, and this looks like a winner for that! :D

  58. Many Hands Mom says:

    Loved the circus theme you and Maya did. The fabric balls are awesome and I am planning on making a bunch for the daycare. Love the scarves so pretty! Have a great weekend!

  59. Cindy says:

    Love what you are doing and love these scarves!

  60. flora says:

    I'm loving the Circus posts by you and Maya. The scarves are so simple and lovely. Thanks!

  61. olivia says:

    i loved the circus. i love your blog as well! i love hand sewing, but there really isn't too much out there dedicated to it, or at least i haven't found it. i hope you post lots of stuff!

  62. Esther says:

    your scarves are very pretty.

  63. Foof4e says:

    absolutely gorgeous. cant wait for a pattern :)

  64. Lia says:

    The scarves are wonderful! What an amazing 3 months you have had.

  65. Lisa at Lil Fish Studios says:

    Very sweet. I came over from Maya's blog and fallen in love with yours. Beautiful work.

  66. Julie says:

    Genius! I love the look of two colors together, and as a hairband.

  67. Vicki K. says:

    The drape is beautiful! I love that they are made of simple common cotton knit. Hurray for 3 months!

  68. erica says:

    so pretty! I am looking forward to the pattern – i have loads of tshirts lying around!

  69. Meerjungfrau says:

    I love your blog and thanks for all the inspiration. I handsewed some ornamentflowers for a skirt for a little girl some days ago. I love them, I have to take some pics.
    I love the scarfs, my favorite is green one ;)

  70. Missy says:

    So gorgeous! I love how the pattern falls.

  71. Stacey says:

    I am looking forward to the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. Arc says:

    They look soo nice. I would be very happy to win one of your giveaways.

  73. Meredith says:

    I can't wait for the pattern! I love these scarves and have seen similar ones in expensive department stores. How exciting to make my own using recycled goods!

  74. Strikkelise says:

    Congratulations on your 3 months bloggaversasy, and:

    Wow, those are cute! Would love to win them!
    If not, I could always try the pattern!

  75. Cindy Caraway says:

    I'm so happy I found your blog – so inspiring!
    These scarves are simply perfect – I hope I win :)
    But if I don't, I'll keep an eye out for the pattern!

  76. Anonymous says:


    The scarfs look amazing. I can't waite for a pattern. xoxo Tor

  77. Sorka says:

    Congrats!! Here's to much more blogging! I am enjoying it immensely!!
    I am also very curious how you made these!!

  78. Dyche Designs says:

    Those look so pretty, so fun.

  79. Kara Haushalter says:

    So adorable! Very whimsical and Sweet!

  80. Sarah says:

    Love these! They have a simple elegance to them and look like they can go along with just about anything. Congrats on 3 months!

  81. Jennifer says:

    I love these scarves. I would definetly use the pattern, but would be so tickled to win!

  82. Alison says:

    Wow! Incredibly fabulous and such a clever design! So elegant too, wish I'd designed it – you're an inspiration, and a generous soul. I'd love to win one, and I'll look out for the pattern anyway! Alison :-)

  83. Felicity says:


  84. lilmisskriss says:

    congratulations for the first 3 successfull months :) cant wait for more!

  85. karen says:

    Love everything about your amazing scarves! Thank you for the generous giveaway. I look forward to your handsewing pattern too.

  86. Annette says:

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful! gotta have it!

  87. Chppie says:

    Thanks for posting your scarves. They're very nice and seasonless. Enjoy your blog. You have great photography. Congrats on your blogiversary!

  88. Bombini says:

    Oh, I want these so badly. They are just too lovely. Und Schals/Tücher sind mein allerliebstes Kleidungsstück.

    Liebe Grüße, Sina

  89. kali says:

    beautiful, i love these!!

  90. ~ joey ~ says:

    Just popped over from maya*made, thanks to you both for a fun week of posts! Please enter me in your giveaway, they look fantastic!!
    ~ joey ~

  91. Cedar says:


  92. squirrell says:

    A Squirrell girl would love one of these (and three would be even more spiffing).

  93. The Joyous Scholar says:

    I look forward to the posts to come!

  94. chrissy says:

    so so happy to have found your lovely blog.
    can.t wait for the swirly curly scarf pattern….
    happy day.

  95. Laura says:

    Lovely scarves, great colours! I love how drapey they are. :)

  96. Terri says:

    These are so lovely….I love your work…thanks for all the inspiration….love your blog!!! Congratulations on your three month mark!!! May you have many more….have a lovely weekend!!!

  97. Roberta says:

    Love the scarfs as an avid scarf wearer, don't they just make an outfit? I'd be very happy to have these in my collection.
    Circus week has been fun thank you for the inspiration.

  98. Maggie says:

    These are beyond clever. And so beautiful the way they drape. Congratulations on your 3-month anniversary!

  99. S. says:

    Very beautiful, creative and inspiring blog – can hardly wait for the tutorial!
    Greetings from Mexico ~

  100. Molly says:

    Love your blog! What a wonderful bonus to be given this opportunity! I have been meaning to write you since I found you through Mayamade site! I am an American living in Germany and I love your posts with German recipes, etc. I also lived in Japan for 3 years and I love you post on WabiSabi. LOVE the whole idea of WabiSabi and try to apply it to my life! Thanks again for a great blog!

  101. anna k. says:

    Such romantic,soft scarves. They drape beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing circus week.

  102. sherry says:

    Love your blog! Love the scarf!

  103. StarSpry says:

    These are lovely!! Congrats on your first 3 months of blogging :)

  104. Patty says:

    Your scarves are so cute. I've enjoyed dropping by.

  105. Anonymous says:

    love the simplicity and beaquty of these –

  106. Susan says:

    So beautifully imagined!

  107. Julie says:

    So lovely! I can't wait for the pattern!

  108. Truffula says:

    These swirly-whirly scarves are delightful!

  109. Amanda says:

    what a great fun scarf! :D

  110. Jana says:

    These are lovely!

  111. Anonymous says:

    Love the colors! So different.

  112. Om maker says:

    love the scarves! So beautiful and playful!

  113. gunter fam says:

    these are beautiful! i would love to wear one in my hair. thank you!

  114. Melissa says:

    super cute
    melarc29 at gmail dot com

  115. boatx2 says:

    I just want to point out that you've received 115–no, 116 now!-comments!!

    And you just started three months ago!!

    hahahahahaha. bloody brilliant.

  116. Lydia says:

    Beautiful scarves!

  117. jep says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!

  118. vanessa @ silly eagle books says:

    These are beautiful!

  119. pork chop says:

    these are lovely! i've had my eyes open for a sweet scarf and yours are beautiful!

  120. JenMeister says:

    Lovely, I'm lookinf forward to the pattern :)

  121. Poppy and Mei says:

    This circus fun is just so…FUN! XXxx.

  122. Jayne says:

    Loving the upcycled t-shirt scarf idea. They're funky and styley.

  123. Elflyn says:

    These are lovely.
    Congratulations on 3 months of blogging.

  124. Maize Hutton says:

    Awesome! Love the green & that it's made of tees.Lov

  125. Catherine says:

    so clever and pretty! congrats on a busy 3 months!

  126. Anonymous says:

    It's been so much fun reading about this week. and these scarves, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. –marcela

    homemamaoftwo (at) hotmail (dot) com.

  127. Jaybtee says:

    Congratulations on your 3 months of blogging and this is such a clever scarf! Sew Pretty!

  128. sufi says:

    Yowsers, these are beautiful! I can't wait for the pattern to come out!

  129. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous scarves! I can't wait for the pattern to come out!

  130. Kerry says:

    They are just beautiful – so stylish and simple!

  131. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on three months of blogging! I have a look nearly every day. Keep up the good things! KarinM

  132. Wendi says:

    So pretty! Even if I win I'll need the pattern – I'll want one in every color of the rainbow!

  133. L a u r a says:

    LOVE the scarves! Fun fun! Congrats on 3 months. I've got you on my reader!

  134. Anairam says:

    Beautiful! I would love to win these – I especially like the photo with two scarves worn intertwined.
    PS (I posted about your embroidered circles last week – and my own version of them. You continue to inspire me …)

  135. katie bee says:

    I just grinned when I saw that you will post the pattern! I have some old tshirts just waiting to be cut up and transformed…

  136. Gumbo Lily says:

    I'm popping over from Maya*Made and would just love to win your scarves. I'm looking forward to the pattern too. They're really simple and beautiful.


  137. mountain girl says:

    Oh these are lovely!

  138. Earthdrummer says:

    Simply Scrumptious!! I would *love*love* these for my simple, green wardrobe!!

  139. Amy@ProgressivePioneer says:

    Lovely! I can't wait to try the pattern.

  140. DK says:

    I've loved the week at the circus. Thanks for participating and for the give-away. :)

  141. Peggy says:

    Love the scarves. Can't wait for the pattern!

  142. Miki says:

    These are so pretty! I love that you used recycled T's and the colors are beautiful!

  143. twobusy says:

    What an awesome use for old t-shirts, whose colors are so appealing, but whose cut is so often unflattering. Lovely!

  144. yarnandtea says:

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I love the circus and have love your posts on the impromptu circus!!

  145. Rebecca says:

    How FAB!! Iwould love to give these to my nieces. They would look lovely on them.

  146. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for a beautiful week of inspiration!!! I would love to have one of this scarf, they are really pretty.
    I WANT ONE!!!

  147. Pam says:

    Love, love, love this scarf. I am eager for the pattern.

  148. Tiffany says:

    *gasp* those are beautiful!! I'd be honored to win! xoxoxo. –Tiffany

  149. Lauren says:

    oh my those are simply fabulous!

  150. Annetta says:

    Simple and fun! I love these! Can't wait to get the pattern!!

  151. Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    How pretty and useful. Thanks for this chance to win.

  152. Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    How pretty and useful. Thanks for this chance to win.

  153. Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    How pretty and useful. Thanks for this chance to win.

  154. Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    How pretty and useful. Thanks for this chance to win.

  155. Shorty says:

    That's a great scarf… so soft and flowy. I love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  156. joy! says:

    What a generous giveaway! Love the scarves and look forward to the pattern.

  157. Katie @ Left Hand Reviews says:

    These are gorgeous!

  158. Anonymous says:

    I came here from Maya Made. The circus looks like it was fun. I love the way the scarves hang. So pretty!

    Jenn A

  159. MissKoolAid says:

    Loved looking at the circus all week, even though I didn't stop by to comment (my bad!)
    I can't wait to see the pattern and make one of those scarves (or ten!)
    In the meantime, I would certainly love a chance to win yours. So pretty…

  160. Katie says:

    Thanks for the daily inspiration! And congratulations on 3 months!

  161. catherine says:

    So pretty! Can't wait to see (and try the pattern!

  162. Frivolitea says:

    Oh hello! your scarves are lovely. please enter me in the drawing!

  163. Helen says:

    I love your scarf! I cannot wait for the pattern!

  164. Sharon says:

    These are beautiful. I'd love to get one.
    Thank you for the generosity.

    It is also an opportunity to tell you that I enjoy your blog and your good taste.
    (Just watched the Secret of Kells last week and loved it).

    It feels that your spirit and the things you find important live in your creations – just another good reason to be glad to get your giveaway.

    With Thanks

  165. Mackville Road :: Diane says:

    Pick me! Pick me, please! : )

    I have really been enjoying your lovely, lovely blog.

  166. Eitnė says:

    Your scarves are so cute. I am waiting for patern.Please ;)

  167. jae says:

    Just darling- I really, really, want one!!

  168. Alayna says:

    Love these scarves and they look like the perfect accessory! Would love to win or even try to make one myself.

  169. aukjesatelier says:

    These scarves look adorable to wear!
    I love to partissipade…

    I follow your blog by RSSfeed ;)

  170. Nina says:

    those are gorgeous

  171. Marin says:

    What beautiful, unusual scarves! Thank you for having a giveaway, and I'm looking forward to the tutorial. You always have such simple yet unique projects.

  172. Marley says:

    I can't believe you've only been blogging 3 months. It is so professional and lovely.

  173. tattgiff says:

    So cute! I now covet these!

  174. Shepherd Family ACAL says:

    Love them! So cute!

  175. Shepherd Family ACAL says:

    Love them! So cute!

  176. Shepherd Family ACAL says:

    Love them! So cute!

  177. Shepherd Family ACAL says:

    Love them! So cute!

  178. dodi says:

    oh my! How simple and cute! Thanks for hosting a give-away! xxx fingers crossed xxx :)

  179. Kristin says:

    I've been admiring the scarves in the pictures- so great!

  180. Ludid says:

    can't wait to see the pattern. certainly want to try making them.

  181. delliechan says:

    These are so different – I love them!

  182. dinazad says:

    You have a lovely blog which I'm enjoying very much – looking forward to the next twenty years (or so) of it!

  183. Ziezo says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, it's a gorgeous scarf. . . Would love to see it on me!

  184. Tracy says:


  185. stephka says:

    it is incredible what one can do out of such a simple thing as a piece of fabric withount getting compicated. somebody once said, that design i not finished unless there is something left you can take away. isn't it crazy that there are things like this scarf that come this simple AND romantic?

  186. lettergirl says:

    I love scarves…and have recently started growing my hair out, so I need one as soft as these to wrap around my head!

  187. Karen L. says:

    Wow, I would love to win these but since those chances are slim, I cannot wait for the pattern. They look so soft and pliable … and who doesn't have old t-shirts lying around?

  188. Genie Robinson says:

    What a gorgeous design…I have already made some of your items, but this one looks like it would be such fun to make….but lots more fun to win in the giveaway. Please put my name in the bowl, and I will hope to be a last minute winner.


  189. Sandi says:

    Love the scarf, belt, head wrap.
    The circus looks like it was a fun time.


  190. Anonymous says:

    C'est fantastique. Très beau blog. Merci !
    Love from Paris, Solo

  191. sneffik says:

    GREAT accessory! Can't wait for the pattern!

  192. ss says:

    These are lovely

  193. Stephanie says:

    These are beautiful! I am looking forward to the pattern!

  194. muralimanohar says:

    Ha! Those are so CUTE!! :D If I don't win, I would LOVE to see the pattern!! :D

  195. Susanne says:

    Yes, please. Love them. The colours especially. And the inner movement they have. I loved the circus week idea, and your blog is really fantastic.

  196. Christie says:

    So lucky that I stumbled by just before the deadline. :) They are so cute!!!

  197. Fritzi Marie says:

    So super cute. I would so buy the pattern. I love how they look as a headband.

    Fritzi Marie

  198. The Johnsons says:

    Wow! This is so cool! I followed the link here from Maya-Made. I can picture that worn with a nice blouse or around the waist. I am new to sewing – can't wait to see the pattern! :)

  199. Katherine says:

    gorgeous… about to head back to grad school, these would really liven up my wardrobe and make me look quite intellectual i think :) thanks!

  200. Anonymous says:

    Oh what a clever scarf. I would love one. Thanks for sharing, Alaska/PJ

  201. kim says:

    ooooh! so cool!

  202. ezeldabeth says:

    these are really wonderful…i would love to win, thanks for the chance…i have really enjoyed circus week!

  203. mtmommy says:

    so lovely… hoping and dreaming! :-)

  204. Rae says:

    lovely- and my daughter was admiring them too.

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