Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How to show affection with felt and floss and hair clips.


Valentines Day is around the corner! And while I have never been one to decorate in pinks and reds before February 1st, the consensus around blog-ville is that it is currently the season of love.

Project #1: Something I have been meaning to do with G for quite some time, but not necessarily for Valentine's Day. Last summer I began to teach her how to sew on my machine, but I think it's definitely necessary for her to know her way with a needle as well. I see a future in crafting, possibly surgery and definitely clothing repair....

In any case, I picked up that wooden embroidery hoop MONTHS ago (at least, I think that's what you call it). My thought was to have G draw a picture and then stitch over it with embroidery floss--but at the last second, I opted to pre-cut some felt for her, and have her stitch it to the fabric being held by the hoop. It was a perfect, age appropriate idea that she LOVED! I sat next to her and helped her get a feel for how hard she needed to tug on the needle (pretty hard, an embroidery needle is thick) as well as how long to make her stitches.

I do think that I'll do several more of these--I'm thinking of trees and fruit and candy, ya know, fun stuff. I'm working on kind of an eclectic arrangement of art in the girls room, and these will look nice and colorful, don't you think? I'm also digging the fact that it is a round shape, as most art tends to be rectangular and boxy.

Up next: Hair clippies. You might notice I am slightly "into" felt. And embroidery floss.

Busted.

Anyway, I made a flower version of these a while back, and decided to make some with a Valentine's theme. Since my girls wear a lot of pink on a non-holiday basis, we will sport them year round.

I like them best when you use them to pull the hair off their faces--but L needs rubber bands holding her hair back, as the clip, in it's own power, is useless. Allow me to demonstrate:




I don't know why, but this picture cracks me up. Possibly because I am modeling for myself. And wearing little girl hair accessories. In any case, I thought you might enjoy a laugh, and a photo of the clips as they were intended. Mission accomplished!

There are lots more crafts of the pink and red variety to come...but I've got to spread it out.

You know how it is.

Keep you comin' back for more sweet shots of me, the hair model.

5 comments:

amy said...

i especially like the sassy look you are giving...

carol said...

love the half face...

did you feel younger wearing child hair accessories?

carol said...

I could just eat little L's cheeks right now!!! too much cuteness

erin said...

so cute! Love them.

becky said...

love the font of those hairclips. super cute. especially on L's extremely small noggin