A penny pincher.
A mean mum who doesn't buy fripperies for her daughters...
...but I do like to make them.
I spent my Sunday Switch Off making hair clips for the girls.
I googled and Pinterested for inspiration, then let my scissors do the talking.
I'm not very happy with the mushroom, but I love the flowers and I think the owl is nice*. It looks better in real life - especially when attached to a moving child. This photo is kind of...close.
(*If I say so myself. I always have such low expectations of the things I create, I'm always pleasantly surprised when they look even vaguely presentable.)
I experimented with different ways to attach the clips and I like the owl way best, but the other methods work pretty well too.
|Stitched on with embroidery thread|
|Double layer of felt, encasing the clip, stitched around the outside.|
|Ribbon sewn on the back, then the clip stitched on too.|
The girls love them, Peanut is wearing one today, and Bug strokes them and says "Ooooh, pretty. Pretty hair." (I may have coached her.)
These suckers seem to retail at about $5, so I'm pretty happy to have made them myself for far cheaper, and Peanut loves that she can order whatever shape she wants! Now, off to try and make a dinosaur... wish me luck!