Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge
I thought for sure that I wouldn't be able to participate in this month's blog hop. Our internet was down at home for the past couple of days due to a dead router, and my last-minute self had nothing prepared. But we're back online, and I'm ready to play!
This month's challenge was to use felt in our projects. Papertrey Ink has been coming out with felt in their beautiful Perfect Match colors lately, and they have also given us some great new dies that cut the felt perfectly. So I asked my almost-ten-year-old daughter to find some hair accessories that could use some pizazz, and here's what we came up with.
We cut a variety of flowers and butterflies using Papertrey Ink felt and dies, and then went searching through my supplies for the appropriate accents. I offered up a huge variety of Papertrey Ink buttons, but in the end, my daughter fell in love with some Basic Grey glazed brads that I had. So we used those instead. The butterfly barrette has a bit of Orange Zest swiss dot satin ribbon. I used my limited hand-stitching skills to put it all together (I've even photographed the back of the headband to show that perfection is not necessary!) We had a great time making these fun hair accessories, and now my daughter is eagerly awaiting more colors of felt.
Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to see all of the other projects for the blog hop!