Well. I sure was in a grouchy mood earlier this week. I’ve perked up considerably from the other day–I guess I just get frustrated about feeling like I’m trapped in a rut. I want so badly to be coming up with new things and making everything that ever crosses my mind but that’s just not possible, and I know it. FRUSTRATING!

I’ll try not to be so fricking annoying from now on.

Jellybean Hairpins

So these are those hairpins that were in the photo from the craft show two entries down. I’ve had a lot of people say things about them, so I figured I’d show you a few up close.

Black & White Hairpins

They’re actually one of my favorite things to make for a show, because they really seem to make my table seem a whole lot fuller than it actually is. Plus, all of the colors really draws a whole lot of attention, and let’s face it–at a show, I’m looking for something that will do that. (Greedy Sarah.)

On My Head

I love them for the fact that I keep every single last scrap of fabric now to make these. I have three bins in my sewing room (what the heck…let’s call it my studio) that I keep my small pieces in. I keep them organized by color:

1.) Blacks, whites and neutrals in one

2.) Green, blue and purple in another

3.) Red, orange, yellow and pink in the last

Color coding is very important to me, as you can see. You would never know this though, by looking on the floor and the desk and seeing that half of the fabric pieces never actually make it to the bins, because I don’t know how to clean. I just don’t think it’s possible for me to do.

Springy Hairpins

So, regardless of all of that mess stuff, I had a bunch of hairpins left over from my show the other weekend, and today I decided to try photographing some of my favorites. I’ve put a few of the sets up at my Etsy shop, too. Just thought you might like to know that.

7 Thoughts on “buttons in your hair

  1. Are these difficult to make????
    I think they are gorgeous! Don’t stress about new ideas – they come when u least expect them to! Stick to what you have mastered and the ideas will start to come!
    Or go for a walk? Always clears my head, helps me see things differently!

  2. Hi! I love those hairclips. They are so sweet.
    Don’t feel bad about venting. That’s what blogs are for! I get mad when I have an idea and I try to make it and it looks like crap, or I don’t have the technical skills to make it look like what I want it to look like.
    For instance, I want to make some kitchen curtians, and I have a vague fuzzy idea in my head what I want them to look like, but I can’t get that image to become sharp and clear. It’s frustrating!

  3. the hairclips are nice and I must say that i love your tree pouches you did a few posts down.

  4. Karen on July 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm said:

    Very cool blog that I literally stumbled onto. Have you ever posted instructions on how to make these button hairclips?

  5. they look wonderful!

  6. heya,
    they are amazing, and look easy enough to make. these would be perfect for my mums christmas present…anyway you could give me some ideas on how to go about making my own?

  7. i made some awhile ago, but the buttons all came unattached from the pins, any suggestions? Happy Spring! katie.

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