Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Little Birdie Design Studio

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Little Birdie Design Studio | Chunky Cowboy Fringe Bandana Scarf in Barley

Tonight’s Gift Guide Giveawayfeature is sure to keep you warm and stylish this holiday season! This barley brown colored triangular bandana scarf is Hand Knit by Tori Tedesco, owner of Little Birdie Design Studio, using multiple strands of chunky weight yarn making it extra warm. Tori shares her story below:

“American-made means supporting your neighbor, your family, your friend, your country. It brings a community together and gives you a sense of pride for your work, your craftsmanship and your time.

When I was young my mom taught me how to crochet. As I grew up it was something I had unfortunately fallen out of interest with. It was not until after I graduated from college that I decided to started crocheting again. I made a few scarves for myself and soon after became obsessed with the idea of learning to knit. I took one basic knitting class learning two types of stitches and haven’t turned back since. From there I have become a self taught knitter who can not read a pattern to save my life… which is why I spend my time designing and creating my own patterns!

In 2009, my husband finally convinced me to take my hobby of knitting and turn it into a business on Etsy. Once I opened my Etsy shop I started designing knitting wear that I loved to wear in hopes that others would love it as much as I did. Most of my work in based off of simple color palettes. I love having a scarf that is a basic gray, brown or cream that can easily be added to any outfit.

Little Birdie Design Studio is made up of custom design knit wear for people and their pets. I specialize in scarves, cowls and wraps along with neck warmers and bow ties for pets.”

You can’t step out the door wearing a Little Birdie Designs scarf without getting a compliment. Ben proved this to be true when he sported one of Tori’s cowboy scarves at Country Living Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a HUGE hit! We encourage you to check out Tori’s Etsy Store and to follow her on Facebook for her newest design reveals.

The cowboy inspired scarf can be worn as a bandana, a scarf or a shawl. Wear this chunky fringe scarf with your favorite pair of jeans and boots or add it as an accessory to your jacket. Soft and cozy, this scarf is made from a lamb’s wool and acrylic blend and is created as an original design. It can be made in other colors, but here at FOLK we are partial to Barley. The Cowboy scarf measures 44 Inches Wide and 25 Inches in Length (not including length of fringe). It can be hand washed in cool water with mild detergent and laid flat to dry.

Enter to Win this Barley Cowboy Scarf by leaving a comment on this post. A winner will be selected at random on December 1st and contacted via email. What craft did you learn as a child that you wish you would have stuck with? I danced for several years before I decided in middle school that ballet was no longer ‘cool.’ I would love to pick it back up!

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104 Responses to Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Little Birdie Design Studio

  1. Virginia says:

    I didn’t have a craft when I was young,but now I do,actually I do alot,like beading,started wire working,jewellery making,and I love to bake.your scarf is beautiful,I my self would love to get into knitting…:)

  2. Amanda says:

    As a child I was taught to sew and crochet. I wish I would have stuck with it…..I have no patience for it now.

  3. Amy Lindsey says:

    What beautiful scarves! Truely works of art!
    Yes, I took ballet lessons from the time I was 7 until 15, then I also decided that is wasn’t too cool when I discovered boys! I still love the graceful beauty of ballet and have thought about taking lessons again as exercise.

  4. Lucy says:

    Playing the piano! I wish I would have continued lessons. They were so “boring”! Your scarf is beautiful! I would love to win one!!

  5. Sheri Foster says:

    Adorable! Love the casual chic style. Would go so well with my obsessive scarf collection. If only I had moved beyond a basic crochet stitch when I was a child. My mom still crochets the cutest things after all these years. I’m inspired by your creation and may need to ask mom for a few lessons!
    Blessings, Sheri

  6. Jennifer Evans says:

    What a darling look! Love it! I’m just now picking up crocheting…love it and the endless possibilities.

  7. Jessica Sullivan says:

    In love with this scarf!

  8. Sue says:

    Your work is beautiful, i would be so excited to own a piece of your work.
    Thank You for the opportunity ,it is so nice.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I think ceramics! I loved this art as a child when I attended camp.
    Please enter me in the Giveaway :)
    Thanks :)

  10. Patience says:

    Love the texture of this scarf, great color too

  11. Holly says:

    These scarves are amazingly beautiful! I’m heading to the etsy shop right after I leave this comment!
    I wish that I would have stuck with piano. I took lessons again as an adult, but my learning skills have decreased! I do love the fact that as an adult I’ve discovered all sorts of new passions…quilting, rug hooking, scrap booking, photography, decorating! It’s brought out creativity I didn’t know I had!

  12. Bonnie Jobe says:

    I took organ lessons for a few years and then hit teenage years and didn’t have time anymore I guess to practice. I have a keyboard but that isn’t quite like having a small organ where you can sit down and play with foot pedals.

    I love the scarf and would love to wear it upnorth in MN…we got about 2″ today. For the first 12 hours today, people played golf and washed cars in 60 degree weather and by morning the wind chill will be about 10 degrees. Brrr…nice warm scarf would be welcome!!!

  13. Michelle says:

    Totally in love with this scarf! A total want! I love supporting handmade in America, so many beautiful artists to support out there!

  14. Bonnie Jobe says:

    opps – 2″ of snow that is!!!

  15. Penny Lambeth says:

    The scarf is glorious; like the others, I’d love to have it! I didn’t learn any craft when young. Rode my bike, read a lot and explored every place I found. Whenever possible, I buy from locals. The many wonderful artisans need to be supported so they can continue this beautiful s work. It bothers nme greatly to see the tag, “Made in China.”

  16. Teresa says:

    My grandmother taught us how to crochet.. wish I had kept up with it..I would love to be able to make afghans for my family…

  17. Judi Spinetti says:

    Thia scarf is so pretty, I sew and craft and refinish furniture. Now I may have to learn to knit too !! One more thing for my husband to shake his head over!! lol !!!

  18. laurie ensz says:

    this is the best scarf ever! The look the color – love everything about it.

  19. Anita MW says:

    Sewing — I did try over and over — but failed over and over – Needed something else, better instructors, better equipment, more aptitude!

  20. L McDowell says:

    the grey scarf if soooo pretty, would love to have one. I played the piano 10 yrs when I was growing up, but sure cant play now. would love to learn how to knit and crochet. love handmade quilts!

  21. millie says:

    The scarf is beautiful. I still play the piano and sing as I did when I was younger. But I used to love running as a child. I SURE wish I would have stuck with that one!!

  22. cathy phelps says:

    A lovely scarf I would love to share with my daughter

  23. Crystal F says:

    When I was little, I played piano and did tap dancing. I really wish I would have been able to continue both, but especially piano. I love the simple elegance of your lovely scarves. :-)

  24. carolyna says:

    My mother taught us embroidery, and I did some really nice things – though she was much more adept than I. Now I plan to embroider on my knitting and crochet projects, and dress up some pilow cases. Love this big chunky chain scarf!

  25. Fe says:

    I learned to work with stained glass at a very young age, but I stopped working with it and have become very rusty at it and have lost some of the technique. One day I will start again!

  26. Cherie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SCARF!!!!! Looks sooooo warm and cozy and could be worn with anything :)

  27. Heather says:

    Gorgeous scarf!! My mother tried to teach me to crochet and I desperately wish I would have paid attention. Now, of course, I’d love to learn. :)

  28. Cherie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SCARF!!!! Looks so warm and cozy and would go with anything. I have always done some form of crafting and am always willing to try something new….

  29. Elina Semelidi says:

    Beautyfull!I wish i hadnt give up on volleyball…

  30. Patricia says:

    I taught myself basic knitting from a book as a teenager. Need to pick it back up. That scarf is beautiful!

  31. Marty says:

    My inspiration for all my creative talents was my Mom. She was always supportive & proud of my sewing endeavors. Now I design & make jewelry. But I regret not ever learning to play the piano. She played beautifully! She tried however, I just didn’t get it, but so sorry now!

  32. Amanda Coleman says:

    Sewing! Like my mom! I came much more naturally to me as a kid & I think today it would be such a valuable skill in life for hobby, necessity and even to supplement my other “projects”… <3

  33. Janis says:

    Lovely scarf! Looks so cozy. In retirement I am trying different crafts and loving it. So nice to have the time.

  34. Barb Griffith says:

    Love this scarf! Mygrandmother taught me to sew whenI was in grade school and I just recently began again..Just like finding an old friend.Trying to make some quilts for Christmas

  35. Ashley Johnson Wyatt says:

    I was just on Facebook and your picture like became 3d , jumped off that page, I was so intensely studying the scarf, wrap…it’s phenomenal in design, color, texture, quality and I kept thinking “Ohhh this is really so perfect for ME” …..before I noticed it had a giveaway deal attached to it :)

    You know, to be honest, as a child and along the journey to 43 yrs , there are countless things, hobbies, opportunities that I have let go of…..some I regret for quitting just bc it was a pain or I became tired of it…. and others I had to give up for reasons beyond my control…..desperately wanting to stick with them. But here’s a random thought, but true… a child I loved babies, baby dolls, yes….barbies NO! I became a mother 15 years ago , again 13 yrs ago, and once again 6 years ago. I have given up on many things, have lost more than those I just quit , BUT one desire ive had since a little girl and carried along the years …….being a mom………AGAINST SO MANY ODDS…this is the ONE thing I DESIRED, BECAME, AND HAVE NOT QUIT….
    Love love design, fashion, style, clothes…interior designer -check, floral designer -check, prop stylist-check….I have ebb and flowed with these….mother, single mother —– NEVER QUIT, NEVER WILL…..

    Little Birdie Design, you’re stuff is ah-mazing and I so WANT to win THIS giveaway:) just sayin~ Ashley

  36. I just received my first beautiful copy of Folk and am enjoying it very much. I’m happy to have found your knit work via Folk. This chunky knit scarf is gorgeous. I love those big stitches that you’ve done. And I visited your Etsy site. You have a lot of beautiful pieces. And, I must commend you on the awesome photos of your work. They are colorful and show the pieces very well. Kudos! Thank you for a chance to win one of your lovely pieces!

  37. Danielle says:

    I love this scarf! When I was younger I used to paint alongside my older brother after school. I loved the things we’d create, but I mostly loved the time we’d spend together. That’s something I really wish I’d stuck with!

  38. Angela Sperry says:

    I love this scarf. Perfect for winter. When I was young I wrote lot of bad teenage poetry. I think I would have enjoyed writing as a adult.

  39. Kathryn Rose says:

    Simply Beautiful! I love the design and texture. What a wonderful gift it would make for someone!

  40. Laura says:

    what a gorgeous scarf. The color is fantastic,

  41. Teresa Vanselow says:

    Such a beautiful scarf! I really didn’t learn a craft as a child, we were too busy working our horse and cattle ranch. Well unless you consier horse back riding a craft. LOL

  42. Sherry says:

    Drawing….i won a 1st place ribbon in 5th grade….wish i would have stuck with it but i can do just about everything else….i am very blessed!!!!!Would love,love the scraf!!!!!

  43. Nicole says:

    My grandmother taught me how to crochet but it’s been so many years now. I would love to pick it up again someday. This scarf is beautiful!

  44. Barbara Fincher says:

    Love the scarf! Kudos to you for starting your own business doing what you love to do!

  45. Kristi says:

    I wish I would have learned how to knit! I guess you’re never too old :-) Maybe I will try again.
    Thanks for a great contest!

  46. Corina Ummel says:

    I learned to crochet in my early twenties. Made tons of afghans for my girls and family. Lots went to my sweet sis who is now in heaven. She was born with cerebral palsy. I would always put a big ruffle on the outside of hers when I was done with it. To her…. That was big sis’s arms keeping her warm. She passed away a few years ago. Haven’t crocheted since. Maybe someday.

  47. KarenSue says:

    Sewing….I just wish i had kept up with it. Tried a little knitting. I never felt like I was good a one craft, but that’s OK.
    I love this scarfs chunkyness…..
    Please pick me!!

  48. Penny Purdue says:

    Oh how I wish I knew how to sew, knit or crochet!! I love handmaade items!!

  49. Sondra Ives says:

    I love your knitting! Your Cowboy fringe scarf would top many an outfit. The Alaskan is a great design. I’m glad you were encouraged to share your talent.

  50. Virginia Dundas says:

    Nothing short of simple clean beauty…..

  51. Bridget Harker says:

    My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a young girl. I was the only grandchild out of 20 who was intrested. Now that I am in my 40′s I have picked it back up.I love the process of picking out different textures and colors to make something so beautiful. I am now teaching my teenage daughter, every time I make a granny square , I smile and thing how happy my Grandmother would be to see her legacy passed down.

  52. BA says:

    LOVE!!!!! Yes Please!!!!!

  53. sandi says:

    I didn’t do anything crafty when I was young so I’m on a mission to learn as much as I can now! Love this cowboy fringe scarf and would soooo love to own it!

  54. I make aprons , can I post them on this site , love the cowboy scarf

  55. Allison says:

    Beautiful scarf and love the colors you use!!! I would love to pick up jewelry making again.

  56. Meesh says:

    I’ll totally be dating myself, but my mom taught me to macrame when I was a child. I wish I’d kept that up, it’s so in now!

  57. Kelly Burbridge says:

    I took piano as a child, but was not very good! ha Now I just listen to my husband who plays piano, guitar and sax! Much better… Your scarf is just adorable and would be very proud to wear it – and tell everyone where it came from! So many cute things – thank you for your talent to the world!

  58. Kathleen Ditmore says:

    I learned to knit as a child but did not continue. Wish I would have. Lovely scarf! I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Would love to win this as it looks warm. Thank you providing the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift.

  59. My mom taught me to crochet when I was very young — and I didn’t appreciate the work, the creativity and the possibilities. Someday I’ll pick up a hook once again.

  60. Shawn Johnson says:

    Hello, I learned how to knit somewhat when I was younger but then stopped doing it for whatever reason so now I have forgotten how. Very nice giveaway gift!!
    smjohns63 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  61. Shawn Johnson says:

    Hello, I learned how to knit somewhat when I was younger but then stopped doing it.
    smjohns63 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  62. Cheryl Frederick says:

    I taught myself to crochet years ago and got away from it. May have to pick it up again!
    Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Love that scarf.
    I took organ lessons when I was young. I hated it. I have a problem doing something different with both hands. But I wish now that I would have taken piano lessons instead.

  64. Annie Demsond says:


  65. Sandra Stark says:

    I learned how to knit from my grandmother, a gifted knitter who made many sweaters, vests and socks for me. She passed away this year and this winter I will pull out that project sweater in the making for three years and finish it!

  66. joy! says:

    My mother taught me to sew when I was a child. As an adult, I finally realized that I enjoyed it–just not for making clothes!

  67. Nanci says:

    Piano lessons!! oh my goodness-I think I spent most of my 30 minute lesson in the restroom.
    Learned how to play “O Holy Night” to this day is the only thing I can play, except maybe chopsticks. Wish I would have not been so stubborn. My daughter plays beautifully, so I enjoy her music. Your scarfs are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your story.
    Merry Christmas

  68. Laurie Buck says:

    How beautiful! I wish I had actually learned to sew! I sort of did…lol…

  69. Kelly@HGF says:

    This scarf is soo beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story.

  70. The scarf is fantastic! Makes me want to take a trip to my local yarn store (I have a great sheep and wool farm, 2 minutes from my house). LOVE it.

  71. Victoria says:

    Absolutely beautiful work! There’s is certainly something to be said for refound hobbies.

  72. Trish says:

    Gorgeous!! My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was young and I wish I remembered how! She also taught me how to sew. That, at least, I remember how to do (or relearned quickly ;)

  73. Kathy says:

    Beautiful, yes please add my name to the giveaway. Thank you!

  74. Linda Owens says:

    The scarf is awesome. So beautiful. Wish I had stuck with piano lessons as a child.

  75. Jeanette Roodhouse says:

    I love your scarf. You are an inspiration.It’s so nice to hear of others reaching their dreams.

  76. ruby t says:

    I learned to knit and was so much better at it then than I am now–do it sporadically, but I still enjoy trying. I too did dance as a child…that would have been nice to have more training in being a bit more graceful!!
    Chunky yarn and the brown colour are so lovely.

  77. Jenny says:

    As a child, my mom taught me to knit and crochet…in German. As an adult, I never knew for to ‘read’ a pattern!! Little by little, I became familiar with knitting/crochet vocabulary. :D

  78. sharron says:

    Love her handmade designs. Everything is so chic & cozy!
    I wish I had kept up with sewing & crocheting that I learned when I was younger.

  79. Anne c says:

    I LOVE this scarf!! You did a beautiful job!

  80. Nancy D says:

    I was actually very musical when I was young and played a couple of instruments. I wish I had kept with it. This scarf would make me feel much better about the loss of my musical ability tho :)

  81. Cynthia T. says:

    This scarf is just so incredibly beautiful. Turns out that Tori Tedesco is right in my back yard, Akron Ohio! She has such a wonderful story, and I’m glad it happens to be one of my fellow Akronites too! :3

  82. Ginger Stark says:

    Gorgeous knit work- beautiful!

  83. Just beautiful, I would love to wear this during this cold season!! Di

  84. Lynell says:

    I love this chunky scarf! Great color + great shape= great style! Just fabulous!

  85. eliza says:

    I wish I paid attention when my mom taught me how to crochet. Now that I knit, I have a really hard time with crocheting! I also wished I remembered hand and machine sewing better.

  86. Sue Staum says:

    I played viola from age 10 to 17 and then decided it wasn’t my thing any more. Now I wish I still played. Also my mother tried to get me to finish a pair of mittens, but I only managed the first one- minus the thumb! That’s why I would love a Barley Cowboy scarf!

  87. Macarena says:

    Omg, that scarf is awesome <3
    I need it.

  88. Pamela Christopher says:

    My grandmother during her dementia would crochet yards and yards of lace edging. It is not uniform or correct but so very beautiful. Use it to adorn all types of articles that I make. This scarf is one of the most elegant scarves. That I have ever seen. Great job.

  89. Helene says:

    love crochet

  90. karla says:

    ugh, piano. Now I would love lessons!

  91. Amanda says:

    My mom taught me how to sew and I made my own Barbie clothes. I haven’t sewn in years, but I would love to pick it up again.

  92. Di Wilsey Geer says:

    I’d love to pickup knitting and crocheting again!

  93. Lea says:

    Love the COWBOY SCARF, I am having hand surgery on the 6th of December and I could hide my bandages under it. People are so sweet to Ask, but after about the 53rd “what happened to your arm?” I just want to hide it@!! There’s that and I am a scarf nut, don’t leave home without one! I was crafty once, but I can’t remember back that far!

  94. Melissa Frances says:

    WOW that is a beautiful scarf…I wish i would have kept up on my crocheting…

    thanks for an opportunity to WIN..Love this!!

  95. Kim Marie says:

    Love the Cowboy scarf!! Would love to win, thank you for opportunity to enter! Love Folk!!!!

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  97. Jordan Brown says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Well, my dad tried to teach me to knit and I could not get it! I tried this year again, making a knitted wire necklace (wire ended up turned into a knitted ball) but I’m going to try again! I would love to try again! This scarf is very inspiring!

  98. Gail says:

    I wish I would have gone further with the piano!

  99. Kazy Hinds says:


  100. Pattie Ealy says:

    My daughter and I love this! We would love to win, and we would share!

  101. Jen humphrey says:

    Love this! So cute !

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