Brianna got a gift card for her birthday, and she's been aching to get in and buy yarn. She's my little knitter/crafter. I don't knit, so this has been a little weird for me to see her soar in an area that I have no experience with. I'm very proud of her. Her knitting teacher says she has natural talent, and until her brothers started teasing her about it (grrr!) she usually had knitting with her wherever she went.
I found some St. Patrick's Day Hello Kitty ribbon and made Hannah hair clips and Brianna a bottlecap necklace.
I made the Easter egg ones a couple weeks ago. Not sure if they'll match anything she owns or not, but the ribbon was too cute not to use.
For those who've asked, here's a little look at how I make hair clips:
I use double prong clips (I got a box on Amazon that will last me until Hannah decides she's not going to let me mess with her hair any more.) and Scotch adhesive. I originally bought the glue to fix a pair of shoes, and this is great stuff. I like it better than hot glue, but hot glue works, too. I use a 4.25" piece of ribbon, and I glue starting with the inside of the upper part of the clip and working my way all the way around to the bottom, but leaving the bottom prongs free. I have some store bought clips with the prongs covered, and I much prefer having them free because they go into her hair easier.
Aqua clips are right side up, ivory clips are upside down. Go have some potstickers, let the glue dry. (The potstickers are optional.) Then come back and glue on your embellishments, or leave plain if you prefer.
I thought about putting some red star buttons on the clips on the left, but I decided I like them just the way they are. Simple.
Another day, I'll have to show my bow method (like the Easter egg and HK ones), but I don't have pictures of that right now.