We really weren't sure what to do, thought we might make some skating pants, pj pants or something like that, then I found this yesterday.
So here is what she came up with, without directions: (I'm curious to read through them to see how she did)
Here is her first one, the trial:
Axelgirl's dress will be lavender with pink accents, she will probably turn this into a magnet or bag tag
Here is the one for Mini Axelgirl:
Her dress is pink with lavender accents. We were going to put it on a clippie, but decided because of the size a headband was better. I had blank headbands in the craft closet, so covered it with silver hologram, and added a pink ribbon inside to cover the raw edges (she still needs to fraycheck and trim edges)
Now for what I did. Besides providing ideas. I spent a lot of time looking at ribbon sculpture barrettes on line for inspiration. I should say it is a good thing these sort of things were not readily available when Axelgirl was little, or she would have had one for each outfit. But then, Etsy and Ebay weren't around then either.
First I covered a clip
Then I came across this here:
I remembered that we were going to be sending neice The Hungry Caterpillar Book and stuffed animal for Valentines Day. (shhh another surprise) Gotta love the book and stuffed animal bargains at Kohl's.
So I came up with this. I did the eyes/mouth with sharpie, really wishing I would have cut it out now, but I learned for next time. Of course Axelgirl says she needs clothes to wear with the clippie. Have to see what ME caterpillar designs I have. I should have one right. Or do I need to spend hours looking for just the right one?
My caterpillar could use some help, but not to bad for the first try. I am proud of Axelgirl for taking the time to figure it out on her own, and having the confidence to do so.
I think Axelgirl and I may have found something new to do together. Of course, for the plans we have for the future, the 10 spools of ribbon we bought today so it will require purchasing of more ribbons.............. But I must get those skating dresses done first.