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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Give-Away Day

I am so excited to participate in "Give-Away Day" sponsored by Sew, Mama, Sew. The rule was that items offered have to be handmade (or used to make handmade items), so I was wondering...what on earth could I make??

Headbands!
That's right, everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win this set of four headbands made with my wonderful new sewing machine.

I couldn't decide which blue one to include, so you'll just get both. I have been wearing headbands like these ever since I cut my hair short, and I like them a lot. They are all closed with a stretchy hair tie, which is way simpler than sewing in elastic...not that I've ever sewn in elastic.



(Click on either headband photo to enlarge.)

These patterns are pretty cute, with tiny flowers, stars, and hearts. The blue headband with little yellow flowers makes me think of duckies...and Ikea. The darker blue headband is the same fabric as the Boppy slipcover I made for Joshua. (Hi, Jen and Joshua! - feel free to enter if you want a headband to match your slipcover, hehe.)



So if you'd like these, just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner by the weekend. Please make sure to include your e-mail address or blog URL so I have some way to reach you (U.S. entrants only).



(Here's a shot of my little pumpkin and me wearing the paisley headband I made.)

Also...*drumroll please* I'm thinking of opening an Etsy shop, where I'll sell random little stuff like this. People can even choose their own fabric. I have a lot of ideas (though not a lot of time!) and have wanted to open a shop for a while. It might still be a while before I have enough things, but feel free to send your comments or ideas (or extra fabric...hehe) in the meantime.

And if you want some headbands, but don't win the giveaway, you can always commission them from me. ;)

Enjoy!!

98 comments :

Anya said...

Great headbands! Thanks for the chance.

Katy said...

I'd love some new headbands! Very nice! :)

two hippos said...

cool! thank you for your giveaway.

Chris said...

Very cute!

cygnetsmall said...

My girl could use a headband -- her hair grows straight forward! I'm new here via Sew Mama Sew. Thanks.

pigbook1 said...

I love these headbands, they are just what a girl needs

Sally said...

This look wonderful! I would love to try them out!

TheCounsils said...

I'd love the chance to win headbands. I have twin daughters and need stuff like this for them and me. I have log hair that I have been debating about cutting.... hmmm

:)
carol

www.maplecreekracing.com/mcrblog

Tiffany said...

These would be so nice!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

Very cute. I have short hair so these would be perfect. Email: mpustejovsky at gmail dot com

Mel said...

WOW! That would be great to keep my long hair from my face!

dancerinthemaking(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How lovely. Please count me in.

Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail.com)

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Very funky! They're so well made yet practical at the same time!

Thanks for the charming giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

H.S. said...

Sweet! Thanks for the chance.

H.S.
tan.huishan@gmail.com

Eema-le said...

Awesome! I was just thinking that I needed some new headbands.

bethany said...

headbands are so useful and yours are pretty too.

Rachel said...

Too much hair--need headbands (and I wear a lot of blue and green!)

sames5 said...

Terrific idea. I'd love to win. My hair, after years and years of wearing it long, is short (to me) now and I'm always looking for a fashionable way to pull it off my face.

Mommy's Home!! said...

Nice; I could definately use these!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow great headbands!! i'd love them!!

katelin said...

ooo love those headbands!!!
thanks!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

ooo i love those!! great job!! thanks so much!!!

papalum(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

wow those would be great! i play lots of sports so my hair is always in my face!!!

swt_babe321(at)hotmail.com

Jenn said...

What a great idea to use the hair bands instead of elastic!

bittycakes said...

very cool headbands! thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

Definitely love the headbands! Please pick me!!!

vangel34@gmail.com

Tiff said...

Love these headbands!!! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooh those would be awesome as I'm growing out my hair! Count me in! Thank you!

Marisol said...

I think that opening your own shop and making things like these would be great! Let me know if you need any help with anything.

ChrisC said...

such cute headbands! I am in the middle of what seems like a bad hair month, so I've been wearing a lot of headbands lately. Thanks for the chance to win these!

Erica said...

I love those fabrics!

egboyce@yahoo.com

Megan said...

I love the headbands! They' are stinkin adorable! I hope I win!

megan.nadalet[at]gmail[dot]com

Leanna said...

What a fun idea and thanks for the chance!

Baba said...

Love the headbands! Thank you for the chance!

oona said...

I'd love to win these headbands for my five year old who always manages to have all curls in her eyes at all times!

Lovely!

Thanks for the giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are cute!

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Stacy said...

Those are cute!

Brooke said...

How cute they are! I would love them for myself and my little girl! Thanks hun and good luck on opening a store! let me know when you do!

Thank so much!
Brooke ;-)

nitesewer said...

beautiful!

netsr said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Snyder Central said...

Genius with the hairband instead of elastic. My daughter is growing out her bangs and these would be PERFECT!

Emily said...

So cute! Thanks for the chance!

adamandem at yahoo dot com

Ali said...

I love headbands! I think you could sell sets like that in your etsy shop.

Kali said...

I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Kali

Brit said...

43 comments! Wow. can I have an autograph? sign me up for headbands!!

Jodie said...

Wow! I'd love a headband to tame the mess I call my hair! :) pick me!!

jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Moira-Lin said...

Maybe my daughter would finally get her hair out of her eyes! Thanks-

Shannon Hillinger said...

I love the fabrics you used.

Jen05 said...

Very cute headbands! Sign me up :)

Kimberly said...

Those are cute!

kellyn2girls1boy said...

These are great headbands. I could use a few.

Tiffany said...

Those are so cute! I struggle so much with my hair, I'd love some of these! daberlen80(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessica said...

I wear headbands pretty much every day, so this would be a great one to win!

katie said...

i got a sewing machine for my b-day last month and am still learning, too. the headbands are cute, great for my new shorter hair cut.

Josh and Kelley's family said...

cute headbands! would love them for my daughter...unruly head of hair!!

Ginny said...

What cool headbands! My tween wears headbands all the time & I need gifts for her. I hope to win!

the goughs said...

These are super cute! Count me in!

Christy said...

oh, I love those headbands! My hair is at that inbetween stage from cutting it short to donate it to locks for love. ugh! I can just now put it back in clippies or headbands...

Thanks for doing the giveaway...I have one too on my site!

Ms. Fine said...

Love them! Thanks for the opportunity!

pugslet said...

Love the headbands! Thanks for the chance to win.

Bonnie said...

very cute, I am working on some for my 9 mo old daughter who still has just a dusting of hair... maybe someday

Stephanie said...

Hey! Headbands are always all the rage around my house. I just got my hair cut and am looking for ways to pretty up. :) Hope it is not too late to enter your drawing.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Stephanie
junktime2000@yahoo.com

zees5 said...

Headbands look cute on you! izazbz at yahoo

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

e-mail: perfectpunkin@yahoo.com

mudpies4all said...

very cute!

neeter said...

Great idea using the elastics! I like different headbands.

junglewife said...

Beautiful headbands! I've never seen any like this before :-)
junglewife AT gmail DOT com

Sharon said...

too cute! thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Auntie Ilse here! Don't need headbands but leaving a comment anyway because I don't wanna feel left out. But the headbands are adorable and you got a kazillion comments! Ade!

Breanna S. said...

very cute

luke and pamela said...

ooh, super cute! thanks for the chance to win!

Madre Adoptiva said...

Great give away! Thanks!

Nuts To You! said...

The headbands are so cute!

shawnamariehenry at yahoo.com

CORMELS said...

Cute headbands. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jen Hixson said...

Oh sure, look at all the comments now! LOL I was totally thinking it would match my Boppy cover. Now, we know that new moms can always use easy haircare, so, I'm in. Congrats on the potential etsy shop. I would totally support you.

Amanda said...

Great headbands.

Heidi said...

Great headbands - what a wonderful give away!!

Alison said...

Great give-away! Thanks!

Tianna said...

Cute idea! Thanks for the giveaway~

MaryAnne said...

I love headbands, thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

Oh, you should open an etsy shop! Your headbands would do well,especially with being able to pick out your own fabric!

Simply Vintagegirl said...

Headbands are always so nice and handy! Count me in! Your little ones are so cute!

God Bless,
Miss Emily Rose
www.SimplyVintagegirl.com

P.S. I am having a giveaway too, if you are interested! ;)

MamáChanga said...

I have a head of hair that could so use those headbands (and twins would be the reason why I DON'T fix my hair too often). Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Hugs & Blessings!

Lori said...

Ooh, I haven't got anything like this for my now-short hair. Good idea! Thanks for sharing your craftiness with blogland :)
Happy holidays.

debbiekl said...

Love the headbands! You should totally open an etsy shop.

kathi said...

Thank you for taking part in this holiday giveaway~~!

billiemick said...

headbands...cute and useful

DejahView said...

So cute! I love your headbands! I hope you get good feedback with an etsy shop. Thanks for participating in this give-away; I've enjoyed discovering your site.

Lisa said...

my daughter would love those to hold her hair back while going thru the summer pregant...

ILuvBNaMom said...

Those headbands are great! You should definitely open an etsy shop!
I know what you mean about not wanting your babies to grow up. We have a 4yr old, 2yr old and one on the way in a couple of months. I think the one on the way is a result of me getting so sad that my baby was growing up!!!

blueviolet said...

Those are cute! Thanks for the giveaway fun!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

WhirlingVortex said...

Cute headbands! I'm not too late, am I?

teresa said...

wonderful headbands. Thaks for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

Thank you for extending the giveaway!! ~Whew~

My Blog
clwendy at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

Geez, your blog is getting popular.

Holly said...

Very nice headbands...good looking and practical!

Toebi said...

These headbands are so cute. I want to win.

Deb said...

Can I still enter? Wonderful headbands! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!