Make it Monday

Hey there! I hope your holidays were awesome and perfect! Ours were – Rowan got a new camera and Jaia got a new DS – I was lucky and got a new iPad mini 🙂 Super happy over here. Rowan also got a new tea pot with some flowering teas

http://shop.numitea.com/Flowering-Tea/c/NumiTeaStore@FloweringTea

and Jaia got Samantha (American girl doll #6) Oiy. That was from Grandma –

Then Saturday we went for a riding lesson –

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The lesson was fabulous but I of course got sick –  I put the blame on Row’s horse Pharma because it took us almost 40? minutes chasing her in the cold and rain to catch her! Her new name is Da** Mare.

Today’s project needed to be fast, simple and fun to use and wear.  Elastic headbands and hair ties!

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Gather your supplies: Sewing machine and fold over elastic or decorative elastic. I found 1 inch elastic at our big box fabric store, and really cute 1/2 inch elastic.

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First measure the head you are making headbands for – and cut your elastic 4 inches shorter than that measurement. Example – Jaia’s head measures 21 inches so I cut the elastic 17 inches. – that makes it not too tight and small and gives enough give 🙂 to fit around the head.

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Cut your length of elastic and simply fold the elastic in half and sew. I sew back and forth 4 or 5 times so there’s a good hold on the seam. The elastic I found has a cute front and back so just pick a side for show!

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When you’ve finished sewing, trim the thread and cut the edge with pinking shears (or not). And voila! Cute easy hair headbands!

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The hair ties are just as easy – grab your elastic. It usually comes in packets of 36 inches.

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This makes 4 hair ties that end up being 9 inches each in length. Measure out your hair ties and cut – 9 inches each.

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Simply fold and holding both pieces – tie at the end.

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These are so easy! And cheap too!  So much easier to pay $3.00 for elastic and make 4 of your own than go to a “chic” mall store and pay $5 or $6 for one! Jaia ended up making some for her friends at dance for the christmas goodie  bags she made. I found elastic that said “dance” – perfect! Make  a bunch!  Keep. Give out as gifts –

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Bright Blessings!

 

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