Wednesday, 30 October 2013

head bands

The imaginative titles are just coming thick and fast this week!  Yep, you guessed it, more baby-photo props.  My friend always has her little girl (who is the cutest little baby ever) in a headband, so I thought head bands would go down well.  After flicking through Pinterest, I came up with an idea.  


A dusky-pink piece of wool felt, with some cotton lace sewn to the front and finished with three rolled roses and 2 leaves.


I only had enough of the dusky pink felt to make one rose, the others were from another shade, but I think they look OK.  All the tutorials I found on these little buds were for gluing them which I didn't want to do, so I wung it and stitched them.  The top one is definitely the best!  Leaves and roses were attached by hand with embroidery floss.


Still not having a newborn head (or indeed the attached baby, I'm not some kind of baby-head collecting sicko) to hand, I had a bit of a guess at the size and added some elastic - I made a casing from the pink felt.  I don't think it looks too bad, but this will be at the back, out of shot.


The flower for this one was based on this tutorial.  It is made of a couple of strips of grey linen, artfully frayed, a short piece of lace and then I stitched some artificial pearls in the middle.  


I made a headband from grey linen and attached the flower off centre.


Again with the newborn head size guessing, I added some elastic.  I don't like the way I've done this one, but again, it will be at the back, out of shot.  

Does anyone have a newborn they can lend me for a couple of days?

13 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

So you are the mad woman peering into buggies and muttering about head sizes!! I wondered what she was doing :)

Sandra :) said...

Oh sheesh - I want to have a little girl just so I can make her headbands like those, lol. So sweet! Sorry, I don't have a wee one to share, but I think I know where there's a size guide you can "borrow" (aka pin, lol) *goes off on a search* - a couple of minutes later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/507358714242092993/ and http://www.pinterest.com/pin/298152437802196221/ - these are GREAT!

Ninu said...

i was also thinking about cotton lace head bands, all looks cute, badly need a model

Samantha said...

Sorry hon, I don't. If I did I'd lend it to you though :)

Anita said...

Hi Wendy,
Oh they are such cute little head bands. It's nice seeing little babies dressed up.
Cheers, Anita.

JoJo said...

Very cute! Well you could always try them out on large sized dolls at the toy store.

Jane Galley said...

The one with the flowers is very pretty, I like the elastic encased in the felt, looks so much more comfortable

ukcitycrafter said...

These are both so pretty, I can imagine a baby looking really sweet in these. Perhaps you could go into a baby clothes shop with a tape measure to get the sizing? Or perhaps a velcro fastening if its out of shot?

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Anna said...

So romantic...and beautiful !
Have a nice day !
Anna

Janine said...

These are really sweet! You'll have to measure some babies' heads surreptitiously!

Hanni said...

They are so sweet! I especially love the linen one.
I am also always confused about baby and little child heads: the standards are rarely matching to the newborns in our family...

Joshua ryan said...

Hello,

Very cute and beautiful...

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Pam @Threading My Way said...

They both look great, Wendy. My favourite is the first one with the beautiful felt roses. I'm with you, I mush prefer sewing things on, rather than glueing.