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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pink and White Boas!

How would you like to have a boa around your neck?

They are just the thing to keep you warm on a cold winter day.


Pick your favorite colors, I just happen to have a pink and white one.



I made these in pink and white and blue and white last fall to sell at a craft show. The blue and white sold because they are the colors of our local Ripley Viking High School. The kids usually snatch these right up!

They are super easy to make.

Buy the thick fleece wherever they sell material. Our local Wal Mart still sells material. You can get it in a variety of colors and patterns. You can even buy it in camo. I always use 2 different colors, it makes it really pretty. If I'm not mistaken fleece usually comes in 60" width, so you could make 2 boas from a yard of material.

Cut 3 strips - each 6 inches wide. You can cut it any length you want, I think mine are around 60" long. For young children make them shorter. Layer the strips one on top of the other and sew down the middle.



Here is a picture showing the 3 different layers.





My old Teddy even looks good wearing one!




They are beautiful and cozy. And did I mention they are very easy to make.

So choose your school colors or choose your favorite colors. Make one for you and a friend. Your grandchildren and children would love one.

Hoped you liked this easy and fun project.

11 comments:

  1. These are adorablej!
    And i know just who I can make one for, in her school colors.
    Her birthday is coming up soon.
    Thanks for the idea!!

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  2. I think I'll pass on the boa, Janet. Fols already think I'm a weird since Shirley usually makes me carry her purse most of the time. I just don't know how the added boa would go over. I know i'm a big ole lump o' sugar, but even I have my limits,lol.

    Interesting post though, I'm gonna share it with my maw.

    Matthew

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  3. Why Matthew, you'd be cute in a camo
    boa. You'd be the talk of Charleston.
    Becky, I hope she likes it.

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  4. Wouldn't my grand daughter just love me to make her one of those? And so easy too.
    Roberta Anne

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  5. MY FRIEND MADE A BLANKET FOR ME LIKE THAT WITH THE FLEECE AND I JUST LOVE IT---I GUESS I NEED TO MAKE ONE FOR MY FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER---SHE SAW A SCARF I CROCHETED AND SHE SAID SHE NEEDS ONE OF THOSE STRING THINGS IN PINK TO USE WITH HER NEW COAT--THIS WOULD BE FAST A PERFECT--THANKS FOR THE IDEA

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  6. Easy and too cool! Thank you for your kind words, Janet:)

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  7. I have a VA Tech scarf made of this kind of fleece - soft and cozy!

    Ripley Vikings hmmmm....I was a Spencer Yellow Jacket back in the day. :)

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  8. I really like these, Janet!
    You're giving me ideas again since kids up here don't wear them. I haven't seen any anyway. I did see a kid wearing one on the 'CBS Morning Show'. I'd think something like this boas would go over big at a rummage sale! Lots of people (including me) sell crafts there too. I usually make those kitchen towels with crocheted toppers. People around here really buy those up. I was even taking orders for them for a while!

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  9. Very cute! And very needed this cold winter morning!

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  10. Love the boas and yes, I imagine they would help keep you cozy and warm.

    Thanks for stopping by my Writing Nook and leaving a comment on my Out of the Shadows story. Though it has never been published many of my stories have appeared in both print and online venues.

    Take care and keep writing.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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