Friday, September 21, 2012

Chloe's Clips

Hello! I attended the Bluemont Fair in Bluemont, Virginia last weekend with my husband and saw some awesome hair clips and bows for little girls. One lady - Curious Bloom - made felt hair accessories for girls. Her creations reminded me of some I have seen on the PTI forum using flower dies. One smaller one in particular caught my eye. My daughter bought it for my granddaughter who is 1 year old. She used one of those snappy silver clips we used to use when I was little to hold back our hair. Once I got home, I decided to see what I could come up with using my PTI dies and PTI felt. I just love to make hair bows and clips for Chloe, my Granddaughter! So here is the fruit of my labor.

I tried and tried to figure out what to use for the body of the clip. Most of my Spellbinders Nestabilities ovals were too wide. I decided to go with an oval, instead of the clip shape the lady at the fair made. Guess where I finally found the shape I needed???  The oval cut out of the Front & Center #1 die fits perfectly! I also tried the Boy Basics skateboard, and that works, but is a little tight - it's more of a rounded rectangle shape.

These are the ones I've made so far. I'm going to call my little company (probably an Etsy shop) "Chloe's Clips" after my granddaughter. Each clip is about 2 1/2" long and 1" wide.

 This is what the back of the clips looks like. One of the ovals is stitched with the design for the front, then another oval is used for the back. You cut a small slit in the back oval to insert the one part of the clip through. The other part is sandwiched between the ovals. The two ovals are sewn together with a buttonhole stitch. There is no glue used in making the clip at all, which is safer for the little girl.
 This clip used Autumn Rose felt, and Vintage Cream and some scrap pink felt (I can't wait for PTI to come out with Sweet Blush felt!). The bigger heart is from Heartprints, and the smaller heart is from Love Lives Here. French knots hold the hearts on to the background oval, plus a little whip stitch on the bigger heat.
 This one is my favorite! It uses Vintage Cream, Orange Zest and True black felt, and of course The Winter Penguin die. Isn't he just the cutest thing?
 This one uses Kraft, Aqua Mist and that scrap pink felt and the dies from Flipping Out.
 This one uses Vintage Cream and Simply Chartreuse felt and the Holly Jolly dies, plus a little red stickles. I think next time I will use red seed beads instead for the berries.
 This one uses Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream felt and dies from the Flower Fusion series, as well as an Aqua Mist button to hold the flowers on with.
I just received my September PTI release order and I need to try out the snowman, Santa and tree from Winter Snow Globe. I think you could make these for little boys too - to clip on their backpack - how about a soccer ball or a baseball on them? Or they would even make great bookmarks for an adult. Lots of ideas floating around in my head! Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think of them - Thanks!


  1. are just amazing. Each one of these is so stunning! I have to say that your sweet little penguin is my favorite.

  2. So cute! Your granddaughter is very lucky. :)