25.8.13

Upcycled Mini Scarf!!

Do you ride a bike?? I do. I ride my red little vintage style bike all year round, even on very cold and blistery days. I like to wrap myself up in warm scarfs on cold days and have had some serious scarf-getting-caught-in-bikewheel-o-my-goodnesss-im-gonna-die moments, so last year I knitted (YES! I actually knitted!!) myself a mini scarf to wear while riding. I'm not a brilliant knitter, but it does the job, and you can see it here.

I've wanted to make more of these little scarfs for friends who ride for a while now, but I don't think I have the time or patience to knit them again. Hence, this idea was born...the Upcycled Blanket Mini Scarf! It's the exact same idea as the one I knitted last year, except instead of knitting, I sewed it using an old woollen blanket, backed with a vintage sheet and neatened up with a bit of cute bias tape.

This one is my entry in to Ash's Winter Upcycling Challenge, but I intend to whip up a few more for some friends I've been promising these to!! This one is super bright and cheerful which I think contrasts nicely with grey Melbourne skies.


And because you like all things handmade and DIY, check out the little film clip my clever hubby Mr. Coleman made today for his band "The Sketching Room's" new song "Tell Another Lie." (You might even spot my hand in it!!!!)

Isn't he cool?
 
Oh, and this is my beloved bike... love Mezz xx




17 comments:

  1. Clever idea, riding a bike with a long scarf is a bit dicey! Looks very cute!

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  2. Very cool! Bloody great idea! :0)

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    1. thanku..loved ur pics on ur blog today btw xx

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  3. That is an awesome idea...I wonder if my very handsome Lycra wearing husband would like one???? xxxx

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    1. hehe...one made of lycra to match maybe?

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  4. I love this. I might be bidding...if thats how it works!

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    1. i have no idea how it works! xx

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  5. Cute scarves Mezz - so inventive as always! Love the new song and film clip and your vintage bike looks absolutely fab :)

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  6. lovely to hear frm u, glad u like the song.ill let mr c know xx

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  7. Hi Mezz, just a little note to say hi - this is my blog and my online persona (from the Mama at Playgroup where Justine Clarke visited!) - as I make stuff too! Crafternoon sometime!?

    xoxo

    http://veronicadarling.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. hello veronica!! heading off to check out your blog right now! and yes, a Footscray crafternoon sounds awesome!! xx

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  9. thanku..yes its a cute bike!x

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  10. Super cute. Great idea and loving that bike! xo

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