First round of Operation Make Your Own Sparkle Headband went OK. I used a glitter ribbon for the top and a velvet ribbon for the underside, both from JoAnn's. I also added a piece of elastic for some stretch. The velvety ribbon is to make it stick to your hair. It ended up slipping off at about mile three on today's treadmill run. I was bummed, but I think I've pinpointed the problem. I made the headband too small, so if I just make it slightly bigger, it won't squeeze so tight and pop off. So I'm not giving up. Instead I'm giving that one to someone with a less massive head, my daughter, and making a slightly larger one for myself. Sometimes I just like to eyeball projects, which works for most creative jobs, but I forget about how sewing likes to demand actual measurements.
|Gym bathroom pic. My mom would kill me if she saw me standing in a yellow bathroom wearing a neon green shirt, not in line with my coloring. Good thing she doesn't do interneting.|
The sparkly wonderband did stay put all the way through my Bodyflow class, which previous headbands hadn't accomplished. So I think if I can just inch a little further into the right direction, I should get the headband formula down. This is going to make me a millionaire, right? Let's see one headband took ten hours, and I could sell it for $2. Sounds like I'm on to something here. Maybe if I had a slightly more modern sewing machine, it would go faster. Or I could just pay small children in a faraway land to sew their childhood away for $1. That's probably how most of my headbands originated anyway. Sad. No really, I am not trying to make any money, but I'm definitely trying to give all of my money to JoAnn's. Do they even appreciate all I do for them?
|The after workout hair hump. Bigger headband may equal no hump.|