Good morning, Ladies & Gents! So, do you recall my recent post about all of my favorite beginner’s level crochet hat patterns? Well, one of the hats I raved about was the monkey hat pattern. This is the flower from that hat. I simply snipped it off one day (don’t worry…it’s very easy to re-attach with the matching pink yarn!) and I hot-glued it to a 1/4″ thick piece of elastic. The elastic was purchased at my local fabric store, JoAnn’s. I simply measured Baby O’s head and cut the elastic 1″ longer than her head circumference. I overlapped that amount on my elastic and made several tight stitches with needle and thread. Super duper easy. I then literally just glued this baby to the elastic. You could certainly stitch it on as well, for more durability, but I elected to glue it.
I love the hippie-style of this headband. I think it would be really, really cute for a girl to wear in a child and family portrait session. IF you live in the area and are considering booking a session with me, keep in mind that I love being a part of the styling process for your shoot. Don’t be surprised if I offer to make one of these crocheted headbands to go with your family’s ensembles for our photo session!
We hopped over to the park yesterday afternoon to take a few quick photos of this headband. Baby O was in a good mood; Just not in the mood for photos. She enjoyed eating goldfish out of her cool new “big girl” cup. And, when the “Big Kids” (a group of 7 year old boys) came running by, she was just completely intrigued…
Then she started doing this and I laughed, thinking about what a full-fledged “toddler” she’s become lately. She’s no longer a Baby, that’s for sure. She’s got spunk and personality.
Only a few moments more of good will before we had to take off to the playground, to see what the Big Kids were up to. Her pink stuffed animal came with of course.
I’m very interested in photo styling. I indeed think this headband would be adorable for a photo session. I also think it’s fun to look at examples of coordinating family wardrobes, not for the purpose of trying to match someone else’s style (No, Sir!), but for the sake of getting some overall inspiration. Want a sneak peek of the “What to Wear” page I am putting together? It will soon be easy to find, under the “Information” tab of the main menu. But, for now, I’m working on adding images and making it faster (it takes a while to load the page). Anyway, here it is, if you’d like to check it out. Fun photo-friendly clothing ideas abound!
(Note: I would love feedback on the What to Wear page, if you have any thoughts, particularly in terms of the speed and user-friendliness of it.)
I hope you’re having an awesome week. I’m really looking forward to my photo sessions this weekend…If all goes well, I’m photographing a Cupid & a Cowboy…How fun is that? Sneak Peeks next week! XOXO