Saturday, May 21, 2011

Some of my favorites

Back in January, I realized how much I was spending on hair clips for Sophie, and how easily I could make them. After a couple fun afternoons of clip-making, I was organizing her clips and noticed she had nearly 70.


I was having too much fun (and had plenty more supplies) to stop so after some suggesting from friends I decided to sell them on Etsy. I've made a few sales, mostly local, but I still am enjoying making new pieces.

Here are some of my favorites:
Such a pretty color combination!  It makes me smile :)

The center bead doesn't photograph well. It's a pink glass bead from a vintage necklace.

I love the vintage look of this one. The fabric is almost sheer white with white dots.

My very favorite. Another pink glass bead from the vintage necklace, and silver seed beads.

I am NOT a seamstress, but I hand-sew all the yoyos. I did buy one package of premade ones early on, but then I found a handy little gadget that makes it very easy to make them on my own. A family friend gave me a bunch of fabric she had, and I've bought some also. Like my writing, I don't have a set plan of what I'm going to make, but follow my inspiration. I do make sure that I love everything I make, though. And I really enjoy the process.

Now that Sophie is a toddler and into EVERYTHING she can possibly find, I don't have as much clip-making time as I used to. I don't like having needles or my hot glue gun out around her, because she is just too darn quick! I'm still going, though. As long as it is more enjoyable than stressful, I will continue.


  1. Lovely. My daughters would be envious if I showed them. Knowing they'd want me to make them tomorrow is another reason not to show them until June 1. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are really amazing!!! I also liked looking at your other selections on Etsy! Great job!