Remember I said I was going to make something with the leftover scraps from this?
Here is what I came up with. Everyone has been into headbands lately, so I decided to join in as well. I love headbands, but only ever end up wearing them every once in a while, so maybe this will motivate me to wear them more!
Started with my leftover scrap of rosette flowers, I cut off the ends of the scraps so I would just have about two flowers.
Next, I added some pink lace trim that I picked up at an antique shop almost a year ago (I knew I would use it eventually. I used some hot glue to glue it onto my headband, made 4 loops and glued and then continued and made another four loop flower right next to it. (Make sure not to put your finger onto the hot glue to push the lace into it like I did, kinda burns. Use a pencil or something instead.)
Next, I glued on my scrap flowers over the lace and the end! You have a new super cute headband! I think this one would look really cute on babies.
Edit: I showed this to my husband and was like "isn't it so cute?" He told me it looks like a garter belt.
Here's my #2, I made this out of another old shirt from high school. Wrap the headband with fabric as seen in #1.
Now we are going to make a fluffy fabric flower. Cut out circles out of your fabric of choice. I needed about 9 circles to make my flower. First I glued (with just a tiny drop of hot glue) two flowers together. Next I folded three circles length ways and place them over each other to make a triangle in the middle (this is hard to explain, but you can kinda see in the third pic). Next fold each circle 3 times and do for of these. Glue the four folded circles to top of flower and add your button of choice.
... and there you go, beautiful, simple new headband!
So I have gotten so many comments saying how much people like my hair, even my messy bun when I have no idea what to do with my hair look. I have been growing out my hair for the last 18 months or so to donate it to looks of love. And it is pretty close to being long enough! So excited to chop it off and get a new look!
But.. I need your help! I know I want it short, but how short is the question. I had a pixie cut for a good year about 3 years ago and loved it- but it takes so much time to grow it out and gets really awkward and ugly looking.
Here are some looks that I have been thinking about. Let me know what you think or what your vote is. Also are you interested in voting for my new look, leave me a comment letting me know and maybe I get set up a poll.
(My husband thinks I should cut my hair like Emma Watson)
(Embarassing- but I love ANTM and I loved Brittani's new haircut they gave her on the show)
(Another idea- kinda a mix between short and really short)
Let me know what you think! Or if you have other suggestions!
Okay so here's my #1, I really LOVE how this one turned out and am so excited to wear it. I have been planning on making this for months now, ever since I cleaned out my closet and found this old purple flowered shirt that is too small. I thought I could bring it to goodwill or I could make something!
First, cut strips of fabric and starting gluing them onto the headband.
You should end up with something like this, if you want add on some ribbon to give it a more finished look.
You could leave it like that (which I almost did) or add more too it. I decided on adding some fabric rosettes. I didn't get great pictures on how you make them, but basically cut a strip of fabric and starting gluing, wrapping the fabric around itself to make a rosette shape. First try without gluing until you get the hang of it.
So here is my second "sewing project". I started off wanting to make something like this:
But my attempt as shown below looked more like I should fly away while wearing it, so I decided to scrap that idea and start over. Next time if I try again I will need flat lace to add on to the shirt and more of it.
So this is what I tried instead:
Making a lace flower. Thread your piece of lace onto your needle making sure to leave a piece of thread at the end. Once all the lace is on, pull your two pieces of thread nice and tight and tie in a knot. Use your needle again (see- we are sewing), to sew together the pieces at each edge, to make it more flower like. I also sewed my whole flower nice and tight again.
Once you have your lace flower sewn nicely together- add a cute button to give it a more polished look and TA DA: you have a cute shirt!
Don't you love my new hat my husband bought me last weekend on our little vaca? ( I do).
Note: you could add more than one esp. if you make it smaller than the one I made. But for the size I made, I felt less was more.
Don't you just love rosettes? I love making headbands or adding them to shower curtains so when I saw this, I knew I could do something similar or close to it.
So starting my search and thinking how I was going to making rosettes look that good, I stumbled upon some of this at JoAnn's with their ribbon.
Rosettes in a nice lacy chain and a decent price (especially if you have a 50% coupon)! I think I bought about a half yard of it.
Ok so here is my sewing project I worked on today- super fast and super cute!
What I started with:
and then this is what I did:
Lay out your rosettes and pin them onto your tshirt.
Then time to sew! I sewed them on by hand, sewing first on the inside edge of the rosettes and next sewing on the outside edge. You could maybe use a sewing machine if you have a nice one that would work well, but I didn't trust mine to do the job.
and TA DA!
Maybe if you're lucky I will post a pic of me wearing it when it is not dark out and I don't look such a mess. P.S. Stay tuned to see what I do with the leftover couple inches.
Edit: (note the sun was in my eyes). p.s. I started with v-neck and it kinda turned into more of a scoop neck after I added on the rosettes.
A knit flower is a perfect addition to a headband, earwarmer, or just to wear in your hair!
What you need
yarn (small but good amount)
knitting needles (I usually use size 7)
needle to sew in your ends
Cast on a large amount of stitches, I usually cast on over 80 atleast for a good size flower.
1. Knit one row
2. K1, K2 tog and repeat until end of row.
Continue this pattern until you have under 15-20 stitches. next row repeat row #2, next row K2 tog for the whole row. continue this until you have under 8 stitches. Cut yarn and pull yarn through with needle. Make sure to leave about 6 inches. Your flower is not complete, next you will have to wrap up the flower to make it look like a flower shape. Sew together to maintain the flower shape. Add the embellishment of your choice and Ta Da! A knit flower!