Summer Flower and Leaf Headbands
This year on the festival scene we've noticed all the little girls are wearing floral headbands. We've gotten into festival fever here at Mrs Fox's HQ and have been making these beautiful flower and leaf headbands. Each is hand crafted and completely unique. They make beautiful hair accessories, adorn a party outfit, dressing up costumes (great for our Fairy Teaparty!) or just something to make the birthday child feel special. And we are using them to help launch our Mrs Fox's Handmade store on Folksy.
My little girl fox, Una, loves to make daisy chains, putting them in her hair and I love making things in felt. I've just recently made my first attempts at neddle felting. Felt is also a great fabric to use for children's crafts, both for collage and sewing. It's obvious benefit when sewn is that it doesn't fray so you can create simple dress-making patterns for children to sew clothes for their cuddly toys and dolls without them having to hem things. Anyway, back to the headbands...
Each flower is hand cut and sewn together from coloured acrylic felt. I worked out how to make the flowers by searching for ideas on pinterest, I'm a little addicted, have you tried it?
The flowers are then hand sewn individually onto the green felt headband. The headband is done up with a ribbon at the back, so they will fit any size head (yes, even an adults) The back of the headband is lined with a floral cotton, I've some very nice Liberty lawn cotton on it's way to finish these even more perfectly.
We're still working on different design ideas and will be creating a few of these in pastel shades as I think they would look gorgeous on young bridesmaids. At the moment it's summer brights that are really inspiring me.
If you are interested in purchasing a flower headband we are selling them for £20, £15 for the leaf headbands, plus p&p. They are handmade to order so may take up to three weeks. If you have a particular deadline let us know and we will tell you if we can meet it. If you would like to commission particular we colours should be able to accomodate you with enough time. Send us an email we'd love to hear from you; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Mrs Fox at 10:59