I’ve been working hard this week to finish up and hopefully wrap some Christmas gifts! I saw this little tutorial for a fabric headband over on Meg’s blog. We’ve never met, but she is my friend Joey’s fiance. I’ll be meeting her at their wedding in May! From what I can tell, we will get along just fine. She is all sorts of crafty and as cute as can be. Go look at their engagement photos: she made her dress, her hair piece, the quilt (GORGEOUS!) and revamped the chandelier. Wow! I wish two things: one, that I was that awesome, and two, that when Dave and I take photos for couples, that they are that awesome too. So far everyone we have photographed has been awesome, just to clarify ;-) I love that she planned some props for the day. That makes it personal and heart-felt to boot.
Anyway, when I saw how simple the hairpiece was, I knew it would be a great project and gift for my nieces. I was tempted to buy new fabric, but tried to convince myself otherwise to save time and money. Upon digging, I came up with a few forgotten fabric pieces I really liked, and I think the girls will too. They are almost 6 and 4 but aren’t really into the sparkly, frilly girl things. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a rhinestone on either of them. So I knew I could get away with a possibly more sophisticated color palette. In one of them, I even snuck in a couple of clippings from one of the fabrics from my wedding dress. She might not be interested in wearing it long enough for that to matter to her, but it still felt special to me :)