Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Days of Beauty: For the Senses

To make your home smell divine: Christmas Smell

Beauty for the eyes and lots of inspiring ideas: Follow me on Pinterest!

For the ears - listening to lovely music. My current favorites are Christmas music and always worship music.

Make something lovely! I've admired all the fun ruffly scarves all over the web and I read several tutorials, but ended up making this up as I went along.

David donated the black t-shirt and I had a very loved grey t-shirt that I've been wearing since before I got married and that had tons of holes in it which made a perfect scarf!

All I did was cut three bands off the bottom of a t-shirt and cut one edge to make it a long strip. I sewed these together to make one long strip. Then, I ran a basting stitch down the middle of the scarf and pulled to gather. I sewed twice over the basting stitch with a regular stitch to hold the gathers in place.

That's it - two cast off t-shirts and about 15 minutes a piece - and voila! I love them! Most of the tutorials on line use elastic thread which intrigues me, but I didn't want to spend anything and wasn't sure enough about how it would work in my machine.


Read something inspiring or relaxing. I've been reading lots of Karen Kingsbury lately!

Bake something lovely ~ anything with pumpkin is top on my list right now!

What will you do to add beauty today?

14 comments:

Leanne said...

love, love the gray scarf! i think something pumpkin needs to go into the oven today☺

Shelby said...

Elegent and beautiful at the same time:) Maybe pumpkin muffins today. Love my sweet tea Monica it turned out well:)

Shelby

Wendi said...

Cute scarf. I am going to start wrapping Christmas gifts today. I am using an idea I saw on Pinterest. Isn't that site amazing!? I am also going to make some banana muffins.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

Since my husband's only day off is on Tuesdays, this is our "day of rest." While baking some lovely pumpkin scones may be restful for me, I know cleaning up the kitchen afterwards would not :) I think my way to add beauty today will be with some quiet music and a new pumpkin roll scent in the scentsy plugin.

*carrie* said...

Aaaah, Pinterest. I just can't allow myself to go there! I will click on yours and check it out briefly, but I know I could spend a lot of time bopping around--and I shouldn't. (I'll never make anything anyway--ha!)

Please tell me that's the *Hosp* shirt--I'd love that!

Diane said...

I made my very first purse late last night so I will get to put it to use and enjoy its beauty today!!! Really, really enjoying your Days of Beauty series!

Lisa said...

These scarves are too cute! I have been trying to give my wardrobe a boost by wearing scarves this fall. I always felt weird wearing them so this is a step outside of the box for me! I am going to try to make one of these! Thanks you for the tutorial!
Blessings,
Lisa

angie said...

I found bags of Christmas spices to simmer for $1 at Christmas Tree Shop. Thought they would make great filler gifts.
Your scarves are beautiful! I find that the store bought scarves are usually so LONG. Once again, I wish I could sew...
Canned pumpkin is featured at Aldi for 99c a can. Yes, I need to bake somthing pumpkin, too!

Elise said...

Oh, I LOVE your scarves!!! I've been listening to Christmas music for almost a month now!! Oh, pinterest...I LOVE that, too!! I pinned a pumpkin, cream cheese muffins. Yum!!! I'll tag you in it, if you like. That is, if you haven't already pinned it...
Elise

Katie said...

Darling with a capital "D"! Great job on those scarves ~ what a fun way to dress up an outfit!

Love all your ideas about bringing beauty to the senses. We baked some fun pumpkin muffins with sweet friends yesterday. A visit that was short and sweet but very cherished!

Blessings on your evening,
Katie

rachaelnz said...

LOVE the scarves, I am going to have to give it a go!

Jennifer said...

Your scarves turned out beautiful, and I love your coat too :)

I also really enjoy Karen Kingsbury. Have you read Divine? It is a modern day Mary Magdelene story, very moving, a great reminder of the immeasurable grace of God!

Crystal said...

I Love those scarves!! I actually just bought some elastic thread Monday to try it out and this looks like the perfect project.

Mom said...

I know exactly which gray shirt you are talking about and love its second life! :) More great thoughts on beauty -- love you! Mom