Whimsical and Playful

So far, I’ve only focussed on making headbands…and it occurred to me, why not bow clips as well? It’s nothing complicated to see here guys, but my main focus was color and texture.

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I’m not sure what I had in mind, just making a set that personified the whimsy and wonder of a baby girl. Each bow has a different kind of lace underlining them, and I tried to make them as girly as possible.

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The clips are alligator style and are a lovely rustic copper tone. I thought it added a much more old fashioned and vintage look vs the plain silver. I love each of them, but I have to say I’m partial to the glittery emerald green. It reminds me of Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz. Also, my favourite color is green…so..there’s that 🙂

It was all super easy and pure fun to make. I actually couldn’t sleep when I put these together, I figured well, I may as well be productive. So there I was at 4am making bows.

What do ya’ll think?

The clips are available to purchase here:

 

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Something Bright, Something New

It’s been a tough and bizarre last couple months – incredibly trying to say the least. Which explains why I have been incognito. With all the gloom settling behind me; with no desire to look back, I’m sharing a headband that was a joy to make.

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What I had in mind for this bow was beautiful beginnings and celebrations of these beginnings. So for instance,  a couple joined in holy matrimony, a new addition to the family, a baptism.

I chose a champagne shade for the bow and overlaid it with ivory lace. I used another kind of lace for the “wings” or accents..whatever you want to call it 🙂

I kept wanting to add more beauty, more femininity without overdoing it. I pulled out my translucent lavender ribbon and crisscrossed the center. Having secured that with thread, I cinched the center with a pretty periwinkle to pull it all together.

The headband itself is made from soft fold over elastic. Here, it is in ivory with a subtle sheen. You will notice there is a pearl and rosette pattern attached – this is a lovely pre-made “wedding” craft ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby. I thought it would be just perfect for this headband.

Hope you liked it! it sure was fun to make. You can find it at my shop following this link 🙂

View headband in Etsy shop!