Wendy: “Oh, there is no pattern. I just figured it out. It seems pretty easy! I figure while I’m making Jasper’s, I can just make one for Emi.”
Me: “Uh, okay. Um, maybe I’ll be able to return the favor and make Jasper something one day. Thanks, friend”
(Cookies count as something, right?)
When I found out I was having a girl, I ran out and purchased clips from my favorite company, Giddy Giddy. Giddy Giddy is a local company that makes THE most adorable clips. I’ve seen many people try to imitate their designs, but you can’t beat their craftsmanship.
I love these clips, so much so, that I later purchased about 8 more of them. EEK! Justifying purchases is my special gift. Yes, I’m quite blessed in that department. I figured they are handmade and would last a long time. My next daughter could potentially wear them, right?
What I was not anticipating was Emi losing them almost as soon as they touched her head. I’d put one in her hair and the next thing I’d know, it would disappear. I’m sure there are felt clips littered all over San Francisco, thanks to my little one. Needless to say, of the 8 clips that I originally purchased, we are now down to 3. When my husband recently asked why I was making clips, I did not dare tell him it was because his daughter had lost about $50 worth of hair clips.
Here is a shot of my most recent clips:
All in all, the clips were pretty to easy to make. I had anticipated them to be much more difficult then they actually were. I did have to search around the Internet a bit and find some tutorials, but mostly I found my way by trial and error. Good thing felt and clips are so inexpensive! It also didn't hurt that Keri is a pro at making her clips and gave me some great tips.
This is the perfect craft for anyone who is not good at finishing daunting projects. You can make these clips easily in under an hour. I was going to give you a step by step instruction guide on how to make your own felt clips, but my bed time has approached (a.k.a “The City” & “Gossip Girl” are on.) However, if you are interested in the instructions, I'd be happy to write about it next week. Just let me know in the comments.
Next Tuesday, I’m very excited to share with you my secret resource for all things crafty. I know you’ll be on pins and needles all week awaiting the post. Oh, the anticipation!