Does it get any cuter than a 1950′s “I Love Lucy” inspired headband for a baby???
I. think. not.
I’m over here, eating her up! She is just so cute in this!
I’ve (okay, okay, maybe she did it on her own) trained Lorelei since she was just a day old to wear headbands in her hair.
Because she is so used to them, she rarely pulls them out. (knock on wood…knock knock)
I’m sure my day is coming where she fights me about clothes and hair, but today, I rule the roost…
I better not laugh too hard. I might get double punishment.
So, onto the “how to” part.
This takes 5 minutes.
Cut two strips of knit (or stretchy) fabric about 4″ wide and 24″ long (this is perfect for a newborn-6 month old…Lorelei has a small head for her age so I am grouping her here).
If your baby is older or has a larger head, add a few inches.
If you want to be precise, measure their head then add a good 8″-10″.
On each end, round the corners off with your scissors. This is gonna create that great, “I Love Lucy” effect
And seriously. I. Love. Lucy.
Put fabric right sides together and sew around the edges, leaving a small section opened so you can flip your fabric right side out.
Find the hole and tuck the fabric in, sewing a straight line over top.
I am sure there are fancier, prettier, more professional ways of doing this.
But, that would mean it would take longer than 5 minutes…so this is how we do it. (you can stop singing now)
And yes, I know. My nails are horrible.
I choose creating over nails. I’m way too rough to have pretty nails.
Don’t get me wrong, I love froo froo, but ain’t nobody got time for that. Okay, I’m sure most of you take the time to make your nails looks nice, and I envy you, but I admit, I’m a lazy-no-good-down-rotten-nail-keeper.
There, I said it.
Tie it in a double knot.
See? 5 minutes for retro babe.
Life is good. And short. And sweet.
Speaking of life being good, we had a great, “What did you eat for dinner?” conversation over on facebook last night.
Come join us for another question tonight. We might get a little feisty.
Or maybe not…
Or maybe so…
Okay, I’m really done now.