Monday, August 15, 2011
Flirtatious Designer Fabric Headbands
I have been busy getting the kids ready for school, we have a little over a week left and it is hectic at this house. I am sure you remember the days or you are doing the same. We are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer but also trying to get organized for the school year. The kids and I always have mixed feelings; the kids want to go back to see their friends but don’t want the work or get up early. This year my youngest starts all-day Kindergarten. While I am really looking forward to having more time to myself and to my blog/Stampin Up business, I am really going to miss her and my boys.
Anyway, back to my post do you like the flower headbands? Well stay tuned, I made some headbands over the weekend for my daughter and I will be posting them this week. Unless you have been under a rock for the past year or two, you know that flower headbands, brooches and barrettes are the rave now. I know they can be easily found now but I really prefer making them. I think the quality is better and you get to make what you really want and you don’t have to settle for what is available at the store. Better yet, they are one of a kind. Honestly, I enjoy the time with my daughter. She loves helping me and gets so excited. She likes to pick the fabric and the number of flowers and so on. She even likes running the fabric through the big shot. Although I do have to hand-sew the flowers together, it doesn’t take that long. I find it a little relaxing. I have also made a headband for my older niece and she loves it. I have also had my girlfriend's high school daughter come over and I have showed her how to make them. These also make great gifts so read on and get the details.
Supplies: Flirtatious Designer Fabric (#122335), Denim Fabric (You can use a pair of old jeans or buy a yard at your local fabric store), White Linen Fabric, Chiffon Fabric (I like to have different textures in my flowers), Big Shot (#113439), Standard Cutting Pads (#113475), Bigz L Dies - Fun Flowers (#121812), thread, needle and two old buttons (Since I did not have matching buttons - went to my mason jar of old buttons), Hot Glue Gun, Metal Headband, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon - Wisteria Wonder (#122973), Sticky Strip Tape (#104294)
Well that is it for today, I will post another one tomorrow. I’m not sure if anyone wants a tutorial in doing these headbands. If so please leave a comment and I will work on posting a tutorial. Also please leave your comments and let me know what you think of the headbands.
Thanks for stopping by,