Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Heaband #3- Knit Knot Headband

This is one of my simple and favorite items that I sell in my shop. You could buy one or learn to knit your own.

Materials Needed:
Size 7 knitting needles
small amount of yarn

CO 8  stitches
Knit in garter stitch until piece measure 18 inches. 
Hold piece around your head. Select where you would like your knot. Usually in the front, to the side, is where I put the know. 
Now your piece is smaller. Continue knitting again until piece measure 18 inches again or until it fits your head.
Cast off stitches. Sew together ends of headband.
Questions- ask! It's pretty easy and could made all different sizes of widths.

Monday, August 29, 2011


I love all her stuff- headbands, colors, sparkles, and of course her red hair! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Headband #2- Orange fabric with a fluffy flower

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!

Monday, August 22, 2011


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!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Headband #1- Fabric wrapped with flowers

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. 

 There it is! So purple and pretty! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Opinions please......

I would love to host another giveaway sometime soon, but I need your help. What would you like to see up for grabs? Check out my shop and give me some suggestions.

P.S. If you are interested in hosting a giveaway for me, please contact me and let me know! 

Monday, August 8, 2011


I Won! So excited and thankful for everyone who voted for me! 

Stay tuned- another giveaway coming soon!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Vote for me here! 
I would appreciate it very much! 

Also when 12 more people like my facebook page I will host another giveaway, so lets get going!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Okay- this still counts as sewing, atleast for me

Linking up here!

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.