Thursday, February 4, 2010

More Valentine's Stuff

Valentine's Day is sneaking up on us! I know it's overly-commercialized, but it's hard not to like a holiday that's all about LOVE, right?

For the headband "flower," I wanted to do a sort of "inverted" yo-yo. To make one, just cut a long strip of fabric and sew up one side with a long basting stitch -- it will pretty much just gather itself. Pull the threads a little to cinch it some more and then just sew the ends together on the sewing machine. For the middle, use a regular button or one covered in the same fabric, and then sewed the "flower" part to the button (or the shank of a covered button) with needle and thread. Attach the flower to the headband with hot glue (like I did) or your preferred method. By the way, I got the headband (part of a set of six) as the Claire's Boutique Outlet for not too much. I guess you can find supplies for your crafty obsession just about anywhere.

Also that cool corduroy skirt with the tulle pettiskirt is from Target! $10! And it looks like it will still fit next year. I love that place.


Head over to One Pretty Thing for more Valentine's ideas. You can select the "Valentine's Round-up" category from the drop down menu, check the box for "only show similar posts" and then scroll back through all Rachel's previous Valentine's day roundups. Also, check out this amazing wreath that artist Alisa Burke made out of junk mail. Now THAT is serious talent and creativity. Amazing!


Mod Podge Amy said...

Look at little m! She's so precious and growing up before my very eyes. :D

Veronica said...

I wish I could sew to make one for myself! I may have to try it anyway! Too cute!

Shari Lidji said...

your daughter is precious! loving the valentines day ideas! ashley, i'm doing a run giveaway over at my blog this week. i think your readers would like it.


Shari Lidji said...

actually i'm doing a FUN giveaway....not a RUN giveaway. that might drive people away! must double check spelling...