Monday, April 28, 2008

Baby bows

My Chloe has some wild, unruly hair - a mop top of boingy curls that I think might be sentient. They just don't ever seem to stay contained where she (or I) want them.



Now, most of the time we really don't care. In the mornings I usually just run a wide-tooth comb through her locks and off she goes. When we wash her hair, it actually goes half way down her back and dries into those darling curls. But, she's at the age now where she wants to have me DO her hair. She wants ponies, and bands, and barrettes galore. The problem is that her hair is so fine and so wild that we have yet to find barrettes that will stay put. So, I started making them for her myself.

I use simple styling clips (like for doing pin curls) and cover them with assorted ribbons and bows. Sometimes we just leave the ribbon if it's cute, and other times we add more ribbon and make ties or bows. Chloe loves having her hair done up and I like seeing her face and that all her barrettes match her outfits. :)

Here's one we just made yesterday with some SU! Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, a heart-shaped brad (Making Memories), some retired SU! turquoise ribbon, and a clip.


And here it is doing a marvelous job of holding back the wave of curls. She can wear them all day - they last through nap time and even playing outside. They have turned our bad hair days around! :)



Monday, April 14, 2008

Oh, for a larger oval punch!


Just a fun card - playing with punches! I used the corner rounder to do the scallops, the scallop circle punch, the large oval punch, the 1 3/8" circle punch, and the 3/4" circle punch. I cut the leaves by hand and used the paper trimmer to do the stem. You can see that I did a wobbly attempt at cutting around the large oval punch. I need the Coluzzle!! I've never used it, actually - does anyone love it?

I really like this new Designer Paper, Summer Picnic, from the Occasions Mini Collection 2008 catalog. The colors are great and the patterns are too cute. :) It's nice when the paper does all the color combos for you!


Materials (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Old Olive
Designer Paper: Summer Picnic designer paper
Stamps: Much Appreciated
Ink: Rose Red
Other: Large Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Crafter's Tool Kit (paper piercing), 2-way glue, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
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