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summer hair

summer hair

sn’t it funny how it just seems like such a pain to actually do your hair in the summer? Maybe it’s the fact that you don’t really have to get ‘ready’ for the day, in case you end up in the pool, or just lounging around the house. I have been letting my hair grow out a bit, as I have a certain haircut in mind, and quincy is trying to grow her bangs out…which presents problems as well. I keep seeing all the cutie headbands out there, but without fail, I totally get a headache when I wear headbands, cause they are just too tight.
So, I decided to make my own-custom fit to my head! I have all these cute new ribbons that have just come out… at least I am hearing that people are starting to find them in stores… there are a whole bunch of different kinds, and so cute… on this little spool, that you could store on a dowel or something. I gotta rig something up for all of them! my favorite is the skinny dots, and the tulle… I used the strawberry colada ribbon to make these matching headbands for quincy and i… I even sewed on a couple mini-florals and a button in the center. all i did was measure my  head, and quincy’s and sewed a little piece of elastic between the 2 ends.  matching colors of elastic would be better. might need a little trip to joann’s.  I think I will make one in every color! So cute…easy to wear summer hair!

RibbonI bought one just like it at j.crew for $26… man, I need to make a bunch and sell on ebay or something!
So I just have been cleaning up my studio- I stayed up late scrapbooking samples for my summer CHA catalog, and made a giant mess. I made 3 cute layouts, and this morning, when I was checking my email, and my sweet Capri baby pulled an entire cup of water all over all 3 layouts… they are toast.  Man, it put me in a bad mood this morning!
So, the clean studio is lifting my spirits… and I am back to re-creating the ruined sample pages. It’s fun to play with the new stuff coming out! I wish I could show… but not just yet!

  • Kelly R

    31 May, 2007 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi-
    Love the headbands.
    Bummer about the layouts.
    If I had a dollar for everytime I’ve spilt coffee all over my desk I’d be a rich woman.
    (and yet I sit here with a coffee…living dangerously!)
    Hope you have a great weekend

  • Bobbi-Jo Grunewald aka bobbijo_g

    31 May, 2007 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Great idea for the headbands. Sorry about the ‘water” incident – ugh! Good think you’ve got a blog to write your frustrations. Doesn’t it help you feel better about things? Maybe you’ll even improve on the layouts the 2nd time around!

  • Shealynn

    31 May, 2007 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Yes, Heidi! Seen these ADORABLE ribbons in the store, and have bought a couple! What a great idea for people like me who love ribbon and tend to collect it. 🙂 I will DEFINITELY once again, have to copy you! 😉

  • Laura

    31 May, 2007 at 3:39 pm Reply

    I love the head bands. We grew out my daughters bangs last summer, its hard! Summer is the perfect time to do it though. Bummer about the water! Where is the best place to find your products in Utah, or online? I never seem to get a good selection and then I see some on your site and wonder where or where they are? Utah should have a ton of them!

  • A.

    31 May, 2007 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Hey their Heidi- CUTE HEADBANDS! Now if only I had a little girly to put them on… My boys wouldn’t go for that I’m sure!
    What lens do you have on your canon? (Can you tell I’m itching for a new lens?)

  • Jenny

    31 May, 2007 at 4:31 pm Reply

    You are such a tease Heidi!!

  • stamperalex

    31 May, 2007 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Very cute hairbands Heidi! Sooooo sorry to hear about your layouts – been there,done that! They always look so sad though so you really can’t stay mad at them (at least not for long – lol!) Can’t wait to hear about the new stuff – I have TONS of Heidi Swapp all through my scrapbooks *grin*

  • Joy

    31 May, 2007 at 6:13 pm Reply

    These headbands are ADORABLE! You’re so creative… 🙂

  • Amie

    31 May, 2007 at 8:56 pm Reply

    ohmygosh you are just too cutsie for words! I have the same problems with headbands. That and they always slip and drive me nuts. So sorry about the layouts. The closest I’ve ever gotten to that is once I was doing my 2 year old’s Annual picture and left it out. He got to it with some of my decorative scissors and started cutting away. I was able to incorporate his “two years old and good at it” example into the layout, so it worked out for the best. But I was pretty ticked at first! 😉

  • Jolene George

    31 May, 2007 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Dang-it! So sorry about the ruined layouts. That would have put me in a bad mood too.
    Loving the matching custom headbands. Wish I had a daughter for stuff like that. So fun! Will have to look at Scrapbooks Etc for your pretty new ribbon.

  • Kelly Slattery

    1 June, 2007 at 4:49 am Reply

    sorry to hear about your layouts Heidi…my son Raven has drawn on a couple of mine cheeky monkey! LOVE the headbands, must make some for my daughter!!! Too cute!!

  • Catherine

    1 June, 2007 at 5:38 am Reply

    Sorry to hear about the water accident!! Can’t wait to see your new stuff!

  • Jamie

    1 June, 2007 at 5:43 am Reply

    Love the headbands! That is a great idea.
    Looking forward to seeing the new stuff! So sorry to hear about your accident.
    Have a great weekend!

  • Sandy McTier

    1 June, 2007 at 5:49 am Reply

    Headbands by Heidi….I’d buy some! Let me know when you start selling them or I’m gonna make a few from your ribbons for my neices! Fabulous idea.
    A clean scrapbook room sounds divine – wish mine were clean and organized. Sorry to hear about the 3 LO’s with water on them!

  • Rebecca

    1 June, 2007 at 6:10 am Reply

    I’m still surprised that I found your blog, you’re like a celebrity. 😛 Anyway, way cute headbands. I’m growing my hair out as well & have the same issue with headbands. That looks like a sewing project even I could do, though I’d buy one if they were available. Your little girl’s birthday party looked so cute & I love that centerpiece idea.

  • shawnna

    1 June, 2007 at 7:40 am Reply

    Bummer about the ruined layouts
    and as for the headbands — I would totally bid on the ebay auction — those are too cute 😀

  • Hannah-Cherie

    1 June, 2007 at 7:57 am Reply

    Oh no, sorry to hear about your layouts, hate it when things like that happen!
    Love the headbands and ribbon, they are awesome, hope to see some of them in a store soon!!

  • Duane Brown

    1 June, 2007 at 8:46 am Reply

    My wife loves to collect ribbon too. She bought a long thin dowel and had me put up three cup hooks to set it on. She puts her smaller ribbon rolls on that so whenever she needs some ribbon she jus goes to the roll she wants and pulls some off. For the bigger thicker ribbon we bought a circle base at walmart and I drilled a hole in the center for a bigger dowel and she just slides the ribbon onto that. Both ways came out really cool. How close are you to Turf Paradise? Thats where I used to ride for awhile.

  • Marie

    1 June, 2007 at 9:29 am Reply

    Adorable…my girls (and I!) would love them as we all suffer from the headband-headache. Someone might have said this already: You wouldn’t need to get matching elastic if you center the flower over the elastic or nearby (the flower might not stay adhered as long if you glue it to the elastic…not sure)…and I don’t think it would matter to have the elastic not in the back of one’s head…

  • Carly

    1 June, 2007 at 10:39 am Reply

    As far as the elastic goes, you could always use clear elastic. It is generally right with the other elastics in the fabric stores. Love the idea!

  • Karol

    1 June, 2007 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Cute as pie headbands! Wanted to share my art tray…a la YOU!!! http://blogfork.blogspot.com/2007/05/053107.html We even printed out the photo you posted and took it into Target with us. Thanks for being so cool and inspirational. Fun!!!

  • kim Loewen

    1 June, 2007 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Those headbands are so cute! I need to make some for my short hair…an easy summer thing! I get headaches too from the headbands I buy at stores, but for whatever reason I keep buying them. I never thought to make my own! I can’t wait to see what new product is coming!!!!

  • Chrysi

    1 June, 2007 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Geez woman, don’t you have enough money? give me a break!

  • Tara

    1 June, 2007 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Oooh, these are gorgeous!!

  • Charin Reed

    1 June, 2007 at 6:51 pm Reply

    Those are adorable! 🙂 You should check Etsy out! That would be a great place to sell your headbands! Here’s their site…

  • gillian

    1 June, 2007 at 7:56 pm Reply

    The headbands… beyond adorable.
    The layouts… I’m sure they were fab.
    The water… [email protected]$%@#!!!!!

  • Sarah

    1 June, 2007 at 8:20 pm Reply

    when i make ribbon headbands, i fold the 2 ends of the ribon over a hair elastic and sew the folds over. (Hard to explain by typing!!) but it works pretty well. The elastics may not be as obvious as white elastic. yours are CUTE, though! i love the flowers!!

  • sbfo

    1 June, 2007 at 9:43 pm Reply

    The headbands are so cute, you definitely could sell them on etsy. I love etsy.

  • Bobbie Powell

    2 June, 2007 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Love the headbands, wow with all the new ribbon the possibilities are endless!

  • Tasra Dawson

    2 June, 2007 at 10:18 pm Reply

    So cute and such a great summer idea! I get the same headache from wearing tight headbands, so maybe my daughter and I can give this a try. She’s been wanting to do more sewing projects! Thanks for keeping it real!

  • Valerie

    2 June, 2007 at 11:56 pm Reply

    OMG I was thinking this the other day about making my own headbands…I love to wear them but like you I get headaches from some of them.
    I even bought some of your cute ribbon to maybe make me a few for CE! we will see how far I get with that…I really think it would be cute thou.
    Sorry about the layouts! glad they are coming back together.

  • chanel

    3 June, 2007 at 12:15 am Reply

    super cute girl … of course i’ll have to make a zillion with all the girls in my house! LOL

  • Kylie Tout

    3 June, 2007 at 6:20 am Reply

    These are way too cute my little girl would love these great idea!!!!

  • Lyn Meeker

    3 June, 2007 at 7:39 am Reply

    Love the headbands! .. On the elastic .. why not use colored markers to match the colors? (or would that rub off?) I do like the idea of using the small already covered hair elastics .. Although I don’t recommend it – since chemo earlier in the year .. I have that Mia Farrow look going for me right now .. I think this will be my favorite hair summer yet! … NO MAINTENANCE!… Although a cute headband might make a cute accessory for special occasions! (Oooohhh off to check out my stash of ribbon .. and I just received my CE Ribbon Swapp envelope yesterday!)

  • Amanda

    3 June, 2007 at 8:59 am Reply

    I wonder Heidi if you could send me one of your headbands to see if I could make them. My daughter always complains of the headbands being too tight or scratchy. Thanks 🙂

  • Tammy

    3 June, 2007 at 5:37 pm Reply

    Sooooo cute!!!!

  • Suzanne Cummard

    3 June, 2007 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Turned out cute, of course.
    I just sewed some for my daughter & me earlier this week, so I laughed as I started reading this.
    Mine are just plain.. Ribbons & Lace (on Main & Lindsay) has the best selection, & they have a wide elastic (in cute colors) that is being disc. by the manufacture. My daughter loves them! I am excited, because I have seen so many girls wearing these kinds of headbands, dressed up or dressed down!

  • Cindy Keery

    4 June, 2007 at 7:47 am Reply

    What a beautiful idea – thanks for sharing!

  • RoriK

    4 June, 2007 at 10:13 am Reply

    Oooo I love the headbands. This would be a great project with my nieces! Thanks for the awesome idea.
    Sorry to hear about the LO’s. I had that happen once with cappucino. I saved the LO actually! The background was originally a white one but turned a neat cappucino brown. Which was perfect. It matched the chatterbox chateau papers way better, LOL! Nice save huh.
    Hopefully you get something figured out for them. Have a great day!!

  • kerry

    4 June, 2007 at 11:42 am Reply

    I just have to say thank you for coming out with a 9×9 album! You made my day. Seriously. I just ordered some from Target! Thanks Heidi!

  • Joy

    4 June, 2007 at 4:12 pm Reply

    cute headbands! You and your friend, I think her name is Emily always have THE cutest haircuts! I guess living in AZ. Ya have to keep it short! Do you get it cut in AZ., I live in San Diego, maybe perchance you get it cut here?!?! Always have to Heidi Swapp in a layout of mine!!

  • Cococupcake Designs

    5 June, 2007 at 9:50 am Reply

    I agree those ribbons are soo cute and the colors are great.

  • Kristi

    6 June, 2007 at 1:10 pm Reply

    Love these! What a fun way to look cute and eep that hair out of my face.

  • Cindy Keery

    6 June, 2007 at 8:34 pm Reply

    I made some of these head bands today and just blogged about it! Thanks so much for the great idea. Here’s my post:

  • kelly

    8 June, 2007 at 2:04 pm Reply

    what fun head bands. your mom told me about your blog, thought i might enjoy it! looks like lots of fun, i think i’m going to enjoy poking around! i love the pics of your little girl walking… lots and lots of fun!

  • Shoebuy.com Coupons Chick

    9 February, 2009 at 2:38 pm Reply

    I love headbands and they are definately a prerequisite for the summer.

  • Term Papers

    9 February, 2010 at 6:19 am Reply

    Summer is the perfect time to do it though. Bummer about the water! Where is the best place to find your products in Utah, or online?

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