April 6, 2010
easterhairpins
..and i made these hairpins to go with my easter outfit. because i fell in love with my fabric and because winter-blonde hair sometimes needs spicing up. they're so super easy! want to know how? sorry, no photos for my mini tutorial, it was a spontaneous moment of craftiness.
1. cut a piece of fabric about 8 in. long x 1 in wide.
2. fold in half lengthwise and press to get a crisp edge.
3. cut a small circle of same fabric (about the size of a nickel) for a backing.
4. twist folded fabric between your fingers as you wind it into a circle. keep twisting. and winding.
5. once it is all wound up, glue onto backing. add glue where necessary to keep things in place.
6. glue onto a bobbypin. stick it in and feel good about your awkward-length hair.
so about this skirt thing.
you guys made my day! an endless supply of encouragement comes streaming through here, and i thank you for it. i just never would've thought.. me, sewing. but having this space, you guys, and all manner of connections in blogland, (plus a husband who think it's cool) has sparked something in me. sewing is now exciting. thank you for this.
and about my cardigan.
which i am devoted to. the 3/4 sleeve is my boon companion. (truly, it never seems warm enough to wear a tanktop to any place with air conditioning, no matter what time of year.) i found it a couple years ago at, of course, target. but knowing the champ of a store target is, i bet you can find something similar there now. they always seem to be well-stocked in wardrobe staples.

3 comments:

Eeny said...

Very pretty hair pin.
Great idea, Summer.

Miranda said...

those flowers are hurting my heart with their adorableness.

nataliep. said...

very cute. way to be creative, summer! i still can't get over that cute outfit of yours. congrats again!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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