Wednesday, August 24, 2011

a diy project! part 1

hi cuties!
if you are like me a crafter, thrifter & a compulsive buyer, ok lets face it a fabric hoarder then you have an endless supplies of crafting supplies that you just end up with. i usually keep all my scraps, not wanting to waste anything and thinking that it could be used for something. years later i find those scraps still laying around unused. sometimes i have more then just a scrap of something i used on a previous project and i am at a loss at what to do with it, until......

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aaaaahhha! i thought of my 3 part diy project using this really really cute floral lace, i bought so many moons ago! so get ready for a 3 part diy project using the same material, hope you enjoy!
 diy part 1: flower child headband

here is what you need:
1. needle and white thread
2. one hook and eye
3. lace!
oh and a kitty of course...that is very very essential to this diy :) hehehe, isn't she so cute with her little evil eyes!

step one.
i had a bunch of this lace left over from another project so i had lots to play with. first measure your head either with a measuring tap or i just did it with the actual lace. cut the lace where you like it. i tend to like my headbands to be a little loose so it lays nicely over my hair.

step two.
grab your needle, thread and hook and sew the hook to the backside end of the lace. next sew the eye to the other end on the frontside of the lace. this how it should look when you are finished:

and then you're done, now to see how it looks!! 

i have been sporting this ever since i made it and i just love it! it is easy to add to any outfit and can be easily worn into the fall too! stay tuned for next weeks part 2!


p.s. i have a great citybirds chirp for tomorrow. i am off camping for the rest of weekend with my ladies. have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. this is too cute! I'm going to look after some pretty lace! :)

    I'm a new follower, your blog is so nice ^^

  2. cuuuuuuuuute! i used to hoard crafting supplies then i realized i'm lazy... haha! i'm terrible.

    have fun camping! i hope there's filo treats! ;D


  3. That is so so pretty! What a smart idea! I always end up with a ton of fabric scraps too, and I was going to make them into a quilt, but now I don't have to which is great because quilts seem hard. I want cute headbands a'plenty! :)

    Have a great weekend, sweetie!

  4. Cute and simple! I love satisfying, easy little crafts like these!

  5. You're so cute! I love this headband idea, I always have trouble getting mine to stay, I'll have to use your hook idea!

    xo shannon

  6. clever idea and you gif (at least thats what I think its called) is adorable. Thats the exact same way I react when I get a good idea.

  7. Hurray for headbands! Also, your little torti cat is adorable.

  8. hee hee, love the animated gif expressions (& Rosie's look! - kind of says to me, this is MY desk, I'm not moving)
    what a great make, thanks honey, fab idea for leftover lace.
    have a great time camping xox

  9. This is such a cute DIY! I have tons and tons of scraps and things in my sewing room that I don't know what to do with - creative projects like these are such a great idea!

  10. SO CUTE!, the headband, kitty!!
    Have fun camping:)

  11. I love this! They are coming back in a big way so I will have to do my own too! Great post, have a great weekend camping =)

  12. Yah!! DIY projects are such fun - you are WAY too cute in that animated gif:D

  13. So cute! I love the idea of sharing diys! Love it :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

  14. You look so cute in your flower headband and I love your little .gif. It feels so nice to use up random scraps around the house too!

  15. I was wondering what in the goodness gracious to do with all the scraps I have.

  16. You're so cute! If I lived anywhere near you I would love to hang out with you and your cat :)


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