So, as most of you know...my favorite photo editing site is closing in T minus 11 days and
I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER!!!!
I've continued to use Picnik for my photo editing A. because it's still open and B. I'm hoping the whole problem might just go away! Ha!
Ok, so that's not gonna happen. I don't remember who it was, but recently I saw on Facebook that one of the blogs I follow put out the question to their readers...what are you going to do once Picnik is closed?? The overwhelming response (at least when I was reading) was Picmonkey. So today I thought I would go try it out...
I'm not to love yet...but that may come as they add some other features (like say, collages??? anyone?) One thing I've been meaning to post about are these cute shabby rose headbands I've been seeing over on Etsy. I'm sure they've been around forever, but I've only been checking out newborn headbands for a couple months now...
Here's a basic one on Etsy:
For weeks...I kept wondering how are they making these flowers??? I purchased a headband off of GigisPetals because I wanted one for the new baby and also to see how they were put together!! Then I asked the owner of Gigispetals who told me..."I think those flowers come on a strip of fabric already put together."
Then in my browsing of etsy one day I came across a shop that had just begun to carry the
shabby rose trim!!
And here is the connection between shabby rose headbands and Picmonkey: these are the first pictures I edited using Picmonkey!! Tell me what you think...
I caved and bought some. Here's what it looks like if you wondered.
I had already cut the trim into individual roses so just imagine this times about 5. I purchased 1/4yd of 7 different colors: white, black, hot pink, light pink, yellow, teal, and purple.
Here are a few simple single shabby rose headbands for the newest, baby E.
Some on skinny elastic and some on fold over elastic. BOTH are very soft and stretchy but the skinny is waaaaaay stretchier. I found my big girls will wear the skinny elastic better as an fyi.
And here are a few headbands with two roses and a rhinestone button or pin.
I LOVE this one because of the center pin I used. A couple years ago I stopped at a yard sale and bought a few wool sweaters. When I got home, I found this broach pinned to one of them and it was broken. I cut off all the broken doodads from the back and stashed it away...for a rainy day. :)
I made 5 of the 2 rose style headbands...all on skinny elastic.
AND for really special occasions like...EASTER, I made 2 Trio Shabby Rose Headbands. This first one is for my oldest daughter (4 years old). Her Easter dress is light pink with white polka dots. I love the center jewel here too! I found this pack at Hobby Lobby for 3 for $2. The rhinestone buttons on etsy go for $1 a piece...plus shipping. These go with any color. Easy decision.
Care to take a guess what colors my second daughter's dress was??
So, in a nutshell, these things are super easy to make. Cut apart the roses and trim off the tulle that it is attached to. Choose your colors and coordinating felt. Arrange the roses how you want them on the felt and glue in place. Trim off the excess felt. Cut a piece of felt to go over top of the existing piece that the flowers are glued to. Choose the headband/barrette you'd like to use. If it's elastic, cut your desired length then glue each end of the elastic to the back of the felt. (make sure it doesn't twist!) Glue second piece of felt over top of the first piece, sandwiching in the elastic ends.
If you prefer a barrette, simply glue it to the back of the first piece of felt. You shouldn't need a second piece unless you want it.
And that's pretty much it!
Have you tried these before? What did you think?
AND WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT PICMONKEY??