I have a thing for barrettes. Almost every childhood picture of me has me wearing at least one- and now I love making them as well (although I don’t wear them anymore!) Something about an adult wearing a barrette seems so juvenile to me. No offense to any barrette wearers out there, I think it just brings me back to my childhood. I had always pictured my girls wearing the same goody-style barrettes I did as a kid, with the one little side swept barrette or the middle part with the two barrettes. Remember that style?
Well- anyone that has ever met Isabel can see that she has far too much hair and curls for any old barrette to handle! Eleanor has more of a hair texture like mine and is known to love her barrettes and hair accessories. She particularly loves to take them in and out of her hair- styling it over and over again. I am hoping to snag a couple of these for her- even if she only wears them once or twice before she loses them!
I have made variations of them for each of the queen city markets- and I love the style I am making this year the most! I have raided my (very special) vintage button stash and chosen a number of sweet buttons to adorn these clips, they are so simple and classic. A very cute alternative to the blingy huge flower/bow hair accessories people plop on their girls heads these days. I will be selling them in pairs, some matching and some coordinating.