Look what I made this morning!
I was inspired by a recent comment someone made about the headband Analiese wore for our family photos. We never did an official post about these photos which would have given the amazing Jenn Anibal the credit she deserves for taking beautiful photos. (Even if we did get into a little trouble for being in the “un-mowed” section of the park. Oops!) About two posts later, Jenn changed her website and you can now see her work here. Still fabulous. I would have also mentioned that Analiese’s precious headband is from the very talented Lou and Lee. So pretty.
Anyway…I’ve been cutting felt like crazy these days. So, when Diana mentioned the idea of making one herself, I thought it might be doable. I just happened to find a very similar brooch applique when I was at Hobby Lobby. It’s a little larger than the one in the center of the Lou and Lee headband, but I couldn’t resist it when I saw it. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about making a headband with it. I just had to have it!
The piece of cardboard it came on had a website: expointl.com. Unfortunately, they only sell wholesale to businesses, but they have a great selection of embellishments. If I didn’t have one of these, I probably would have used a button or a yo-yo.
I made my own template for the felt flowers and used scrap fabric for he leaves. For the band itself, I cut a strip from the leg of a women’s pair of tights. A little hot glue later, I had myself a piece that resembled what I had purchased from Lou and Lee.
We went out this afternoon (a must with the expected snow storm coming tomorrow) and received so many compliments! Thanks for the inspiration, Diana!