Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just some other stuff....

....I've been working on. Like I need any other hobbies to keep me occupied. LOL! It is fun to play with different toys once in a while though.

My niece has 2 little girls and she told me how hard it is to find cute hair bows that are affordable, so I thought I'd try my hand at making some hair bows. I had a ton of wool felt that I bought for different projects (and never used, of course) and I started by cutting some felt flowers and circles with my nestabillities and cuttlebug. Most of the wool felt went through easily - a couple of the thicker pieces didn't quite cut all the way through, but a couple of snips with the scissors and they looked fine. I sewed the barette (the flat metal snap ones)  between two felt flower shapes and attached the smaller felt flowers and button by sewing them on. A few stitches around the outer edge and we have a felt flower barrette. I also made the button myself out of some polymer clay. I do need lots more practice with both the bows and the buttons, but I do like how they turned out. The other two bows are made from some wire-edged ribbon with a button added and a barrette sewn on the back.

Sorry for the funky colored pics. I had a hard time taking pics of these for some reason.

Thanks for pooping in and let me know what you think of my newest crafting ventures.


  1. Your lil' hair bows are so cute! I love those clay buttons! Did you make those? I am sure your niece just love them for her lil' girls! :) Thank you for visiting my blog Cupcake's Creations & leaving me a sweet comment! I hope you find some inspiration when you visit :) Thanks, Mona

  2. Anette-
    Another hit! The buttons are adorable!! The girls will love them. Maybe we can work on incorporating some of that stuff into jewelry. I mean if you need something else to do!!

  3. are naughty....stamping AND jewelry? I tried that...decided I should keep all my eggs in one (or two) baskets! So now all the beads that I love to fondle will just have to wait! HA!

    Anette...I can't believe you made your own buttons! These are adorable!

  4. OHHHH these are DARLING!!! What a FUN idea.. your niece is gonna LOVE them!!! and so will her girls!!! Great job!

  5. Aww so cute! I love your hair bows - great job!