Saturday, July 18, 2020

Small Shop Saturday: Headbands

It's official... I'm completely obsessed with headbands.  I've always loved them, but with the new craze of knotted headbands taking over, it's become an obsession.  Not only are they cute, but they're also a great way to add a little pop of color (or pixie dust and magic) into your everyday wardrobe.  Plus, when you have crazy wild red curls just like Merida, you're always looking for ways to tame your tresses.

A few days ago, I finally got a very much needed haircut.  In anticipation of that, I've been purchasing handmade headbands from some small shops over the past few weeks.  I'm in love with them!  I thought that I'd get all of my new headbands together and share the small shops that I purchased them from!

The first shop that I purchased headbands from was Sew Tangled.  This was my largest order as I bought both knot headbands and stretchy knotted headbands.  I've been eyeing the Lilly Pulitzer prints for a while; I love how fun, bright and colorful they are!  I have a lot of pinks, blues, teals and bright colors in my wardrobe so these were a must.  I also loved the red, white and blue designs for the 4th of July.

Sew Tangled also offered stretchy knotted headbands.  I've always pictured wearing these while working out, but recently, I've seen a lot of people are wearing them everyday.  I thought these might be perfect for keeping my hair out of my face both at Disney and around the house.  I really love the bright colors!  Plus, I simply couldn't help myself with the Spaceship Earth and Galactic Purple Wall prints!

The next order I placed was from Whimzical Creationz.  I've wanted a Disney dogs headband for a while now.  Not only did Wendy have them, but she also allowed you to request a certain character placement on the bow.  I requested to have Pluto on the knot so it would match my new Pluto tank top.  I was so excited when I also got both the Dalmatians on one of the knots too!  I'm also loving the Mickey Buffalo Plaid headband.  It will be great this winter!

My latest order was from Enchanted Candy Carousel.  I've bought handmade clay jewelry and a fascinator from April in the past and she does amazing work.  I was really excited to see that she's started making headbands too!  I had to have both of the bright rainbow styles she offered.  I also loved the Magic Carpet design and it was so original and I hadn't seen one like it anywhere else.  Finally, the ice cream headband was my favorite so I had to get it in both the headband and scrunchie versions!  (I'm pretty sure that scrunchies will end up being my next big thing...sorry wallet!)

Finally, back in May I already posted about my two Disney Dress Shop headbands that I purchased from Thingamabows on Etsy- but I wanted to share them here again with these other headbands that I've purchased!  Ahh, I still love them so much!!!

As you can see, I've got quite a headband collection going... and I've got plenty more already sitting in my shopping cart waiting to be purchased, made and to come home with me.  I'm also going to start making some for myself.  I've pinned a few tutorials over on Pinterest and I'm planning to dive in once I get my sewing machine set up.  I'd love to have headbands to match the tote bags I made in my sewing class!

The next thing on my agenda is to find a way to organize and display all of them so they're easy for me to see and grab.  I've got a few ideas that we're currently looking into making... stay tuned for more on that once Eliot and I get it figured out!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my latest obsession.  If you're in the market for some new accessories or for a great gift, check these small shops out!  °o°

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