April 7, 2013

on pretty little hair bows...

hairbow
I feel like I'm getting a million things done lately. It's kind of ridiculous and amazing and a little bit unbelieveable. But let's just roll with it as long as it manages to last, shall we?

I recently came across a tutorial for crocheted bows from Craftiness Is Not Optional, and immediately knew I had to try it out myself. I'd never done a half double crochet stitch before this, but the tutorial includes step-by-step photography that made it so easy to learn. (And the blogger's witty commentary certainly made me fall a little bit in love with her.) Seriously, these are so easy to make, and they can be used for so many different things (headbands, hair clips, gift toppers, baby bow-ties, shoe clips, pins, any other crazy thing you want to put a bow on). They're the perfect way to use up ten minutes of your day and those last random bits of yarn you may have left over from another project. Or this may be the perfect reason to dash on over to Michaels for yarn and walk out with twenty other things you found in the dollar bins… 

I used what ended up being borderline Christmas colors, but I didn't want to dig into any of my granny square yarn. (Speaking of which: The blanket is still a work in progress, seven skeins of yarn later. This is why I am eager to find more instant-gratification projects lately.)

Crocheted hair bows.Crocheted hair bows.
The minty one is a different type of yarn than the other two, so it turned out a wee bit smaller. I need to go out and buy some more hair clips to attach these to, because I could only find one—which I immediately glued to the white bow and clipped into Eisley's hair.

hairbow
Ah! I'm in love. With the above little nugget, as well as random projects that turn out just as I'd hoped.

9 comments :

  1. Would love it if you put these in your shop! These are adorable! :)

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  2. Love love love! <3 Sooo sweet an precious.

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  3. OOOOH. I just had a brilliant flack to these on gift wrapping. *swoon*

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  4. SO cute. and she is SO BIG NOW! have i not been here is that long?! holy moly. stop growing child!

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  5. oh my goshness, Eisley is a darling mini-you. :) Hooray for craftiness, too!

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  6. aw these are so cute, love it.

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  7. n.b. if you slip-stitch the ends together, you eliminate the need for glue.

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