This month's Homespun Magazine is an issue just for kids! You'll find a great assortment of patterns designed especially for the little folk in our lives, including a One Day In May project... "So Sweet Hair Accessories".
I've combined gorgeous felted wool and gathered fabric flowers to create these little projects. Each design features a different flower centre... you can mix it up a bit and use any centre for any design.
I found some beautiful Venetian glass buttons at Lucello and love how they catch the light. I thought they were the perfect subtle pink to add to this headband. These gorgeous cotton prints are from Quilter's Barn... I especially love the small floral print.
This hair accessory has a felt loop on the back, to slide over a wider head band. A scrunchie or elastic hair band can also be threaded over the loop, creating an instant pony tail accessory.
The time I've finished the flower centre and leaves with a lovely cotton trim found at Craft Queen.
I've attached large bobby-pins to these flowers, and have finished the centres with loops of glass seed beads. I can imagine these attached to a brooch back too.
If you have trouble sourcing felt for your projects, you can find a wonderful assortment of variegated felted wool at Foothills Fabrics and Threads.
Visit their lovely store in Tecoma or call/email for details.
These little fabric flowers could be used to embellish all sorts of projects... quilts, handbags, little girls' dresses and more. I'd love to see how you use them in your projects...
"So Sweet Hair Accessories" is one of 2 web-patterns featured this month at Homespun. Did you know Homespun has web bonus patterns? You can find them here. When visiting the site, you'll find a link at the top of the page. Click on the link to download the full pattern, including instructional photos. You can find the pattern templates required in this months issue of Homespun, which are available from your local newsagents or patchwork store. Homespun is now also available digitally here.
I loved creating these little fabric petals, and hope you do too.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many readers who posted comments recently, offering support and comfort as we come to terms with my Step-father's passing.
I am so touched. Thank you.
Until next time,