I’m not very fussy when it comes to my hair. I’ve had the same haircut for a few years—shoulder length with layers—and I really have no desire to change it. So it was very unlike me and a bit impulsive when I bought this pair of bobby pins from Naughty Secretary Club at Maker Faire. I loved the colors (and apparently so does Jennifer Perkins, considering they’re named “My Favorite Color Combo”) and I was in the “Keep Austin Weird” mood, so I bought them and then wore them every day for two weeks. Apparently, it wasn’t that I don’t like hair accessories, I just had yet to discover my perfect accessory match until then.
Armed with the how-to and inspiration from Jen’s “Make Your Own Fabric Jewelery” demo at Maker Faire, I bought some bobby pins with a round pad from Etsy (although I found them later at Hobby Lobby, who knew?) and set to expanding my bobby pin collection. First, I made a pair using scraps from a Michael Miller print and a fabric covered button kit I had lying around. I love these gals.
Next, I grabbed my button stash and sorted through my collection of vintage goodies from my grandmother and the bags I bought back at my school days at FIDM. I made several mix & match combos, but this chocolate brown and green is my favorite, thus far
I’ve got some more ideas for bobby pins to add to my collection, but I seem to have crafting ADD at the moment and I flit and float from project to project, which is kind of fun and kind of driving me crazy. Maybe my brain will settle down once my screenprinting class is finished. Or maybe I’ll just start printing every surface in sight…who knows!