Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog-Hop Week 3- 1st Birthday Headband

You'll need to use your imagination... and a little simple math to get the full effect, but here's my 3rd installment to the Sizzix Triple-Play Blog Hop. WARNING... This post is a little heavy on proud grandma bragging, but I figured I could get away with it, since the designer of the Beauty Bloom Die just became a Grandma to her own little pink princess! Congratulations to Brenda and the whole Pinnick family!



Many of you know I'm head over heals in love with a little bundle of joy. Our first and only Grandbaby, Grace Ashlyn Phillips, who will be turning ONE in just a few weeks. I can't believe how fast this milestone birthday has come! We won't be with her on her actual birthday, December 24th, but we'll celebrate with her a couple weeks from now. When I saw the Beauty Bloom Die I knew instantly I had to make Grace a flower headband to match the Birthday dress I'd sewn for her.

ONE Birthday Headband + ONE little girl +...


ONE birthday dress + ONE year ...


EQUALS...

A little ONE YEAR OLD FAIRY PRINCESS whose Grammy thinks she's the sweetest thing ever! (Picture to follow after the party... use your imagination for now)

Here's how I made the headband...

Supplies:
Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die #655455 by Brenda Pinnick
Fabric Scraps
Iron-on Adhesive (HeatnBond)
Ready-made headband (or make your own with ribbon)
Green ribbon 1" wide: two 3" pieces
2 small buttons
Scrap pieces of toile
Sewing machine with thread
Fabric Scissors

Instructions:
1. Iron HeatnBond to the backside of fabric scraps, peel backing off and iron matching fabric to backside. Repeat with two or three different coordinating fabrics.
2. Die-cut fabric with Beauty Bloom Die. You'll need three 3-petal flowers and 1 medium sized flower for each blossom.
3. Free-style stitching on petals of flowers. (optional)
4. Cut petals of one of the flowers into strips.


5. Layer 3 large flowers and one medium flower together with green ribbon folded in half and toile. Stitch in place on headband with machine or by hand. Repeat for second flower.
6. Stitch buttons in center of flowers.


Be sure to hop onto the next blog to see what creative ideas the other designers have come up with!

15 comments:

JGoode said...

So very adorable!

melonybradley said...

Roxi- great headband- love how you added the stitching. Your little one gets cuter and cuter every day

Phyllis Dobbs said...

What an adorable idea Roxie! And a cute grandbaby!

LeeAnn Michel McDonald said...

Very cute!! I am actually doing some clothes sewing again... Lesley's granddaughter, Hannah, is in second grade and has a hard time fining suitable dresses... So I got some very cute corduroy to make her a couple jumpers. Fun! Fun!

Brenda Pinnick said...

Oh Roxi I'm squealing with excitement!!! Aren't baby girls fun!!! And yours is beyond adorable- those big blue eyes have a magical sparkle, don't they?! She is just precious and how sweet of you to decorate her using my die! Thanks for sharing!!!

p.s.- I love how you clipped the petals, too!

Cheryl said...

Sweet headband!!! Love the fabric!

Mod Podge Amy said...

So pretty!

Subriagirl said...

Roxi, I can't wait to see baby Grace in her new duds! How can a little girl get CUTER every day?
Love the headband!
Ronnie

Madeline said...

From one to another - It's fun being a Gramma and it's OK to gush over the grandkids! I think they are inspiration for creating projects. Love your Roxi!

TheresaCifali said...

I like the look of the cutting the petals. It is just so adorable.

Einat Kessler said...

This is just too cute! I love it!

Laura Bray said...

I love how you cute into the petals. It changes the whole look of the flower.

gscrapbooks said...

So sweet, love the colors!

Denise Clason Studios said...

so adorbable, Roxie! looks like we have all thought about our "girls" this hop!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

You are a special Grammy w/ a lucky grandbaby! Sweet dress, headband and babe. Mahalo for sharing your projects.