Thursday, August 8, 2013

needle & thREAD

needle and thREAD

When I made Kate's Fourth of July dress and head piece, I asked Callie if she wanted something for her hair.  She showed me a picture of what she wanted.

These could hardly be any easier!  I guessed at the length, it turned out good and over the last few weeks I've made her a few more.  She loves them and they look so cute on her.  And it keeps those frizzies down a bit.

I took a strip of fabric, rounded the corners at the ends, sewed right sides together leaving a gap to turn right side out, then sew up the gap, press and your done!  She ties in a knot at the top and usually tucks the ends underneath the rest of the band.

Photos by Callie

As for reading, I finally finished Ten Ways To Destroy The Imagination of  Your Child by Anthony Esolen.  This book was not exactly what I expected.  I expected a little bit of an "artsy, let your children pretend to be fairies all day" kind of book.  Part of the book I really loved, part of it was over my head, part of it made me feel like a complete loser as a parent and teacher, and then part of it, I really loved.  I'm glad I read it and I would recommend it, it's just not exactly "light" reading.

Now I'm reading The Great Gatsby.  At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but it has grown on me.  I'm anxious to see how it all turns out as I know nothing about it.


  1. Cute pictures! The middle one is my favorite.
    Thanks for the headband instructions! I think I might try one!

  2. I kind of like the last one! LOL I think we may make some for gifts too.