Monday, October 25, 2010

Cutsey floral bobby pins

Let me just start by saying that posts like these make me feel desperate for a new camera. Ours is 5 1/2 years old and in digital camera years, that's pretty old. Although, it has been absolutely wonderful all of these years. But lately (like the last year-or-so - have you noticed?), I've had a difficult time capturing the images that I want, no matter what kind of lighting I have. It could definitely be a user error, but, alas, it's still frustrating. So please, I apologize for the crazy blurry / flash-necessary-color-destroying images.

A few weeks ago I bought some new bobby pins from the grocery store. The world of hair holds so many possibilities with good bobby pins and I had been out of them for awhile.

After unloading the groceries, I spotted these flowers in a box in the corner of the kitchen (with my sewing stuff). I bought these a long time ago thinking I would do something wonderful with them. They've been decor in my bathroom (but have i ever mentioned how Mr. McBrayer HATES artificial foliage?), I've used them to decorate hand made birthday cards, and that's about it. Hm.... my mind started reeling.

 I removed all of the plastic pieces from the flower and sewed the petals together making an "X" on the inside of the top and going crazy with the loops on the bottom around the bobby pin. It's messy, but no one sees it - who cares!?

They're fun. And pretty. Even though they are fake flowers - they're just a sweet little embellishment. 
did i mention i'm having camera trouble?

but....seriously.... taking pictures of the back of one's own head has got to be one of the most difficult shots!


kris said...

fun! And It was really good to see you guys and chat for a bit. I forgot to tell you that the bats on your porch are cute too.

Brooke Hereth said...

those are so beautiful!

ily <3 hehe.

Brie said...

wow i really like your hair like that! it looks really pretty:)

Allison said...

Really cute and it looks easy! I am having my first link party tomorrow at Vintage Pollyanna. Will you join me?