Thursday, February 7, 2008

Belts and Barrettes



These two ideas are easy peasy and almost not worthy of a post, but I said I would share my ideas, so here they are. Maybe my amateur attempts at craftiness will spark something in you more creative people and result in something far more brilliant.

I mentioned on my family blog that Gabs is getting less and less interested in having her hair done. Well, luckily for us, these little clipy do-dads have saved yet another battle of the wills. We have found a compromise. Ever since Gwens hair has grown long enough to hold a clip, Gabs has insisted in having a clip too. I bought Goody barrettes, scrapbooking flowers and used buttons I have saved from clothes for years. Apply a little hot glue and now you have a mom and a little girl happy with the hair wardrobe situation. I choose more spring colored flowers, but can't wait until Fall rolls around when we'll make red, brown and orange ones.

And, if you're anything like me, you see a little more of your little girlies behind than you'd like. Gabs has a serious problem, I have yet to find any pants that stay on her. So I bought d-rings and some ribbon and sewed a little seam, and there you have it. I added the floweres for fun, but they were cute without too.

So, now hopefully I'll be seeing a lot less bum and lot more groomed hair around here!

6 comments:

Jenn C. said...

"Easy peasy"? Is that HB lingo? Funny.

Bryn said...

CUTE! Can you come up with something crafty, but not so cutesy for holey boy jeans?! Thanks!

Clark Family said...

I think I'll have to copy your idea. Elise always talks about having flowers in her hair. It's from the "Island Princess." I am sure this is something I can do.

Tasha said...

So cute! Love it. You are so good at making solutions for problems and in such a cute way. I love the belts. I, like Bryn, need to come up with a solution for my boys. At least Tanner. Pants are definatly a problem at our house too. I love getting to see all the things you are making!

Lisa said...

jamie dear... it just makes me miss you when I check your blog. You are just too darn cute. I love these belts and am determined to make some. Thanks for posting about them... even if they are easy peasy. That's exactly what I need!

Kelli said...

so cute!