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hearts in their hair


because they are little girls who love to talk in high voices and wear high shoes. and because no matter how foul the mood brewing between their little eyebrows, when given a heart- any heart- their world becomes warm and bright and magical again. ponies, unicorns and princesses return and they are back to the work of rescuing us all from the ever present danger of hot lava.

and because if you're going to wear a garland of bright pink felt circles and hearts in your hair, this is the week to do it, right?


i took pictures of the girls after writing the above. turns out hearts on the head are not the cure for everything, especially for a mom who won't stop taking pictures of girls who have better things to do. . . 

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so, so cute! you have such great ideas...i'm still choosing fabrics for that amazing quilt!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Wonderful idea. One of those craft publishers should really snap you up with a book deal!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNanette

My kids are obsessed with the perils of hot lava too! Darling idea.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTania

very cool katie!! where do you get your felt? most of the felt available to us utahns is trash.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

How Grandma loves those little sweethearts!!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma

oh my gosh...brilliant!
your girls are gorgeous and funny.
it seems as though the hang out at the same places that my girls do (ack, those high-pitched pretend voices sometimes get the best of me, i must admit). and what is it about hot lava? we are forever in danger of it engulfing us, too.

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercathy gaubert

I love it.. You might be a genius. I am going to try this tomorrow. (Love your girls... they make me so happy, even when they are grumpy).

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrooke

pam, i got the felt at purl (it is available online too) i feel like i'm a constant advertisement for this store, but it deserves it. so much great fabric. . .the wool felt is wonderful, so vibrant. .
i've also purchased wool felt on ebay that has worked out well, so that's worth checking too.

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Ahh Kate, looking at that picture of Eve is like looking at you as a little child....not just cause she is scowling- I forget how much she looks like you and it just strikes me sometimes. Love the headband idea, I still need to get some felt...

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

I love thinking about how these girls will look back on their childhood. Certainly they are themselves little bundles of wonder, but so much of the magic in their lives comes from your creative hands. Cute cute headbands, Katie.

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Very cute! Wow your girls are getting big! They are so beautiful!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Tate - I look to your blog for my needed shots of humor. I love the recurring themes of generations - including the dirty looks, fears, and joys. You're doing great with "your turn" in the generational cycle! love ya.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermom

Love these Katie. I wish Scout was into accessories... oh, and that I had a sewing machine. And lots of felt from Purl. [Might as well add on a few more things, since I'm wishing...]

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersara

Katie - you never cease to amaze. You are so creative!!!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterapril

I LOVE these darling headbands and will most definitely be making my own grown up version to wear to work on Saturday! Thanks for all the inspiration Katie!!

Filz Felt (http://filzfelt.myshopify.com/) and Gossamer (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5244295) are both wonderful places for 100% wool felt.

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Robinson

your creativity know no bounds! i love these. so cute they almost me me want to wear one!

February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

ooh those bands are adorable! Would you believe I'm knee deep in felt right now making all sorts of little shapes and pictures for my son's felt board. So I just might have to make one of these headbands for my daughter, despite the fact she is only 8 months old... Just found your blog and have been glued to the computer for last hour reading back through your posts - very inspiring!

February 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbelinda

katie katie katie! somehow you had disappeared from my google reader and i've missed out on everything since the hideout skirt!

including this headband (is it ok for a 26-year-old girl to wear one? a month after valentine's day?) and those adorable valentines (bracelets! brilliant!) and your horrible mugging experience (i don't even know what to say to that)!

i feel like the worst blog follower ever, but i am so glad all turned out ok, and a wonderful scarf came out of it and that i've resubscribed and all is as it should be.

wow i just said a lot.

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

This is SO cute! Do you think a 24 year old can pull it off? I want one for me! :)

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertanya

how did you make them? Is there a pattern on the site somewhere that I'm missing? Do tell...!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlj

these are so cute! what a great idea!!! my little Aubrie will love these...can't wait to try it. thanks for sharing the genius!

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentereden

Love it! Come link your cute project at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie Neil

Beautiful headband!!!

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Very Cute Hair Style. Also, cute girl..

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March 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGuju

How Cute! Did you just use a ribbon tie at the end? I'm thinking my neice would love this!! Any other cute little present things to make a sweet 6 year old girl?

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

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