Well, although she had an extensive collection, probably like 15 headbands, she'll still didn't have all the colors I would like. She had the pastels and pink covered in scads, but not so much the bolder colors.
Also some of the hairbands I had made before out of little girls tights, were too small for her head.
So I decided to give away the duplicate color hairbands and make some new ones.
But I didn't know where to get the supplies. I looked at Target at WalMart with little success. To be honest, their selection was dismal. Then I happened to notice that one bow/headband she had been given said Hobb Lobby in the tag. So I decided to go take a look.
Hobby Lobby is the baby hair styling Mecca. They have two whole end caps devoted to headbands, bows, flowers and sparkly/fluffy doo-dads. And then a whole aisle of "baby wearables". Onesies, shoes, bibs, diaper covers, bows, tutus, iron-ons etc. And they are very reasonable. So I got a couple packs of plain white to change out on the existing headbands that are too small, and I got the supplies to make some new ones. I did buy 4 flowers pre-made. Then I made three more. So ya, a little headband crazy here.
I was also really glad to give business to Hobby Lobby. I support their stance on not wanting to provide abortaficient medications to their employees. But I won't go on that tangent in this post.
I bought all the material for making the bows in the clearance scrap fabric. The skinny headbands are 3/$1.99 and the wide ones are $0.79 each!
Here's what I came up with:
|Flower tutorial found here. I made this one with 8 petals.|
|I really like the way this fabric moves and feels. Tutorial for flower here.|
|Same flower as above, just with cotton material.|
|Purchased at Hobby Lobby, headbands 3/$1.99, feather puff $1.99|
|Purchased at Hobby Lobby. Headband $0.79, flower $2.99|
|Hobby Lobby, flower $3.99, gift from Grammy.|
|Purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Flower $1.34|
|On clearance, same as yellow|
For now, here are some updated Sophie ones. Forgive the overload. Just can't help myself.
Just stuff we snap with our phones: