Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What she got

I love the chance to make things for my sister, because I have a pretty good feel for what she'll like and what will look good on her.

This year...

a ruffly silk headband (or bracelet)

silk headband
{bright yellow china silk + yellow grosgrain ribbon}

silk headband
{me, frantically modeling and taking pictures right before wrapping it up}

and a super simple top.

shirt for sis
{cotton print from Bolt44, pale yellow cotton knit for a flowy bottom}

P.S. This headbands was dead simple and so satisfying to make. I'll try to get pictures together for a tutorial soon - I just need to get more supplies first.

30 comments:

  1. Both are so pretty. Your sister is lucky to have you.

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  2. Lovely, lovely. I'm digging the ruffled, unfinished edges of the silk -- so raw and perfect. And the top looks quite comfortable, a necessity for the summer sleeveless!

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  3. so pretty! i can't wait to see your tutorial since i'm always so bitter buying horribly expensive anthro headbands!

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  4. wow, that headband is so pretty. I can't believe you made that!

    liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

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  5. Pfff, you couldn't do "frantic" if you tried. It's super cute, and you look calm and gorgeous. Is your sister calm and gorgeous too? :)

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  6. Love them both! That yellow is so cheery. It reminds me a bit of the felt flower brooches at Anna's etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7036714

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  7. Perhaps you would adopt me as your long lost sister.
    I think there is a slight chance we might be related.
    1st blog cousins or something like that.
    pve

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  8. Wow, that headband - and the colour! - is gorgeous.

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  9. That's super cute! I love that yellow... very spring inspired. I made a necklace last week that's similar but I used lace. I'll post it in a few. :) HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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  10. Wow, that headband is so gorgeous-and that color just pops-how lovely! I will anxiously be awaiting the tutorial :)

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  11. Beautiful! Your sister is so lucky. Love the color and just the right amount of ruffles:)

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  12. So cute! And I *super* heart that cheery ruffly brightness for the hair!

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  13. So pretty, your sister is so lucky!

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  14. And I think you picked the perfect color for the headband!

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  15. how in the world did you do it? i was seriously dreaming up a hairband exactly like this last night as i was trying to decide what to add to my bestie's baby gift box. can't wait for the tutorial.

    neat.

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  16. LOVE the headband. I wish I were brave enough to try sewing. One of these days, I'll do it. (That's what I keep telling myself, anyway.)

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  17. SO sweet. what a perfect shade of yellow.

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  18. Such a beautiful shade of yellow especially of dark brown hair. Lovely.

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  19. looking forward to the tutorial...so cute, and I have a sister it would be perfect on, too.

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  20. What sweet presents! The headband is gorgeous!

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  21. That hairband is so sweet - I love the ruffles on it Rachel - so clever!! The top looks really nice also - clever you!

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  22. I just discovered your blog and am in love! Do you have an etsy shop? Ever sell your creations? Take orders? If not, you should definitely consider it! From one crafter to another....kudos!

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  23. love your blog!! love your idea. Thanks for the ruffly tutorial... you're so creative! -Tiffany

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  24. is the tutorial out for this one?
    thanks! :)

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  25. This is gorgeous! I just bought a few of your mini pins on Etsy...I love love love your use of color and floral designs!
    www.blueskiesandblossoms.etsy.com

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  26. This one is perfect for spring :) Thanks! We included this on our website :) http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2010/04/07/diy-headbands/

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