Boho Headbands

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend!  My mother-in-law was in town, which conveniently coincided with my 14 year wedding anniversary, so Hubs and I were lucky enough to get a date night!

Technically, it was a “double-date” night.  Our closest friends here in VA have the same anniversary.  In fact, we met on our honeymoon!  This is the first time in 14 years that we have been able to celebrate our anniversary together, and it was such a fantastic evening!

I meant to share the following post last week, but we were enjoying M-I-L’s visit so much, that I barely had time to step into my workspace.

I’ve been making these easy boho headbands for my daughter forever!

They are so simple, but so adorable–and not just for kids!

As soon as I previewed them on my Facebook page, the entire lot was scooped up!  I can’t wait to get working on some new ones!

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DIY Flannel Skirts

I have to begin this post with a disclaimer:  I’m not an apparel designer. You won’t see the following items in my shop.  The following is strictly a DIY project! (see below for more information)*

I mentioned yesterday that I had been working on some skirts for my daughter, since she’ll be wearing a leg cast for 6 weeks. Sure, it would have been easier (and funner) to raid the mall, or an online designer for a new collection of spring skirts, but my wallet did not agree.

I popped into the fabric store last week and was stoked to find the flannel at $2.49/yd!  Yes, I am aware that flannel isn’t exactly a spring fabric, nor is it used for much more than PJs and bedsheets, but I couldn’t get over the cute prints.  I knew that they would cheer my daughter up, and they were right in my price range!  (It helps that the temperature is still relatively cool for the next few weeks!)

I know how to make a basic skirt, but I scoured the web for some other ideas and came up with some quick and easy variations.

This turquoise and brown owl print is done in a tiered fashion.

I went with a basic skirt for this purple bird/birhouse print.

This pink bird/birdcage print looks great tiered!

I had some left over fabric from the skulls and cherry blossom skirts to make matching Boho Headbands (which I do sell, btw!)

I was able to get my daughter up on her crutches to model one of the skirts for you:

Did I mention that these only cost $2.49 each to make?!? (Even less for the basic skirt style!)

Thanks for popping in and taking a peek at my newest DIY!

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*Why the disclaimer? When you are part of a community of handcrafters, sometimes your interests and designs overlap. Even though none of us own the rights to any particular craft, I personally find that it’s important not to encroach on a friend’s niche market.