I didn't share these because one of them wasn't actually done until the day after Christmas :) Oops! Sometimes things just get a little too crazy around here and those extra projects fall to the side.
I made these as gifts for a couple of people. I bought the actual scarves at the quilt show I went to in Houston. They say that they're cashmere, and who knows if that's true or not. They are very soft and pretty so that's what counts. I picked up some of the thicker embroidery threads and added stitches I saw in a little book I picked up for $2 at Half Price Books.
These are the result! (please forgive the cell phone pictures)
This one I made for a friend. It didn't take too long and I think the leaves are pretty. The one in the book also had little sequins on it, but I didn't think they'd stay on very well so I just did the leaves.
This is the one I did for my mom. It took longer, and the lines were difficult because when you're sewing in a hoop it's hard to see whether you're keeping the stitches straight or not.
Anyway, these were pretty easy and quick to make and I think they're great gifts. I know I'd appreciate getting something that's useful and pretty and it's nice to know that someone spent time making something just for you.