Friday, 9 May 2008

This week I have mostly been ... crocheting


Headbands to be precise. I am so pleased with these, it's not true. They're an adaptation of Alice's beaded bracelets, just made about three times as long and with the two ends slip stitched together to make a band. I was going to use a button but decided against it in the end as they're stretchy anyway.



They couldn't be much easier, and they are using up scrumptious Rowan Cotton Glace (a dream to crochet) and glass beads from my stash.


These are the ones I produced for my Blondicles, but I hope they'll look pretty on some gorgeous dark haired girlies I making them for too!


How I wish I could wear one of these without looking very sad indeed.

24 comments:

  1. So pretty! Is there no end to your talents?! I have a little raven haired girl who'd love one of these! Shame her mother's turning out to be no good with the needles...!

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  2. They are delightful. I love them. I know what you mean about looking sad though. Women of a certain age just begin to look as though they're trying too hard. My girls always crack up if they catch me trying on of their hairbands on. Perhaps one day with the right outfit and in the right light.

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  3. I would look so ridiculous in a headband.

    Even those incredibly pretty ones.

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  4. Very Cute Miss Dotty! I'd love to be able to wear a headband too.

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  5. They are lovely! I'm going to have to look at how to make them and then hound you with emails if I don't understand!!!! Hope you are having a sunny weekend! Lucy x

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  6. Aww, they're lovely! I can't think of a single girl who wouldn't love one of those! x

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  7. Gorgeous! Girls and headbands!

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  8. These are so pretty, with lovely detail, well done :O)

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  9. Very pretty, especially on such pretty hair :) And now I must go and look for some Rowan Glace to add to my stash!

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  10. I have just found your blog through Domesticali and I just love those hairbands are you thinking of selling them? I would definately be interested or if not could you perhaps do a tutorial I have a little one who would definately love one of those.

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  11. Hello Kitty - Thank you! My favourite part is that they're washable ...

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  12. Hello Thimbleina - Thanks for your kind comment. If you'd like to email me at dottycookie@gmail.com I'm sure we can sort out a swap or something!

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  13. Yes, they are very beautiful and lovely but far more importantly I need to know who won the Olympics!

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  14. Those hairbands are fab. You are one creative lady. I can just to say thread a needle (as long as I'm wearing my specs) and I wouldn't know where to begin with a crochet hook!

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  15. They're gorgeous and so expertly modelled too!
    I'd love to wear a hairband too but somehow it never looks quite right!

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  16. how sweet... how do you thread the beads? I tried but they wouldn't go through and I was thinking there might a secret/blindingly obvious way to do it?

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  17. They're lovely and now I know you can knit AND crochet, in the words of my youngest "it's not fair!".
    Kimx

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  18. Hello Liz - Awww, thank you - you're very kind!

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  19. They are very cute! (and very clever) I'd like to be able to wear them too!
    xx

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  20. I love those hairbands. They are fabulous!!

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  21. Wow! These are so beautiful! I love what you did with my pattern. You totally rock!

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  22. These are just so sweet Val!

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  23. Very pretty! I might have to try that myself!

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