Okay, here is a cute story. On Christmas morning my husband handed me a small gift to open. Inside was a small pile of scrap fabric. ?? Random bits of scrap fabric? For me? I was so confused. It was really cute fabric, mind you … but I still didn’t get it. He told me to hang on for a second, and then he had our 2 little girls open their next gift. This is what they opened.
He MADE those for the girls!! Little bitty darling skirts! With the help of cute Paula and lunch breaks, he made them! I’m still so impressed.
And the scrap fabric? He said it was for me to make the girls matching things for their hair. Uh oh … fabric hair things? Me??
I finally pulled out my cute sewing machine (yes I do have one, but it hasn’t made more than comfy pajama pants years ago), dusted it off, and played around.
Keep in mind, these are my 1st attempt at sewing in a very long time. Be nice. Not to mention that I had a 4-year-old “helping.” That was interesting. Okay, here goes. No laughing!!
Okay, I realize the black thread was not my best choice. Should I not admit I just used it because it was already in the machine and I didn’t want to change it? Oh, and a huge note here … I saw this cute video on Angie’s blog (here) explaining how she made similar flowers. I didn’t have any adhesive spray, so I just pinned and sewed. This is why my edges are the way they are and hers are clean. I think I’ll get some of that spray.
I added a clear rhinestone brad, some retired ribbon, and glued (with crystal effects — seriously, that stuff is strong once dry) it onto an old headband. Not a very clean look, but I was experimenting. With a 4-year-old. Let’s not forget that part.
Then I made these.
Much better with white thread, right? I pulled out my user’s manual to remember how to change the bobbin. I’m not kidding.
I’m having fun experimenting and playing with these cute scraps! I’ll post more as I play more.
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