Monday, February 8, 2010

Love is in the Hair

I wanted to come up with a way to create a Valentine accessory that wasn't your typical brooch, bracelet or earring. I started with a red headband and added the pink rick-rack for the foundation. Next I designed the bird silhouette and wing pieces and cut them out of wool felt. I love the idea of incorporating the heart shape between the two open wings. I joined both sides with the pink contrasting embroidery floss. Once the bird was slightly stuffed and ready to attach to the base, I decided it needed more texture and another element to frame it. I cut some additional felt in feather-like shapes and also attached it with the pink floss.
Download the pattern to make your own Lovebird Headband!

6 comments:

queenbbeee said...

This is super duper cute.... cant wait to try it out.

If you dont mind I would love to put a link to ur post on my blog.

http://www.craftingwishlist.blogspot.com

A blog that I put all the great things I find on line that are on my "wish list" things I hope to try myself or crafts I do myself...

Thanks for sharing ur great tips,
Billie
fischer1347@att.net

Hanane said...

Featured your headband on my blog on wordpress.

www.knittingourwaytopeace.wordpress.com

Andrea DeHart said...

Yes, yes, yes, please feel free to link my posts on your craft blogs! Glad you enjoying them.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, this is so, SO cute! I'll link to this as well. I absolutely love it!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

Felt scares me, but OMGoodness I have to make this! I'll be sure to link back to you once I accomplish it! :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

This is so pretty!! Linking up at CROQzine.com - thanks!