This was 1982 and I was rocking my homemade ribbon barrettes. I LOVED my ribbon barrettes, as did just about every girl who was 10 years old in 1982. I had several pairs, all carefully coordinated with my favorite dresses. I stopped wearing my ribbon barrettes about a year or so later and I have no idea where they went.
I really wanted to make ribbon barrettes again. As for who would be wearing them... they don't exactly seem appropriate at 39, nor are they something I'd put on my only child, who is a boy. Fortunately, I have goddaughters who will look adorable in them!
I decided that Ellia would get yellow barrettes and Kylinn would get purple barrettes. I brought my supplies with me to Trevor's swim lessons, where I could work on ribbon barrettes at the same time I was watching him. The first barrette took me an entire swim lesson, as I tried to remember exactly how I'd made them some 29+ years ago. The three subsequent barrettes took approximately 1/2 swim lesson each.
Here are Ellia's:
So, of course, I had to make one for Ellia too:
About a month ago, I altered a small box for the Flamingo Four at Flamingo Scraps. I'd already decided to give it to Kylinn. Now I realized it would make a perfect jewelry box for her ribbon barrettes.
It was so much fun making the ribbon barrettes. I have two more blank sets of barrettes just waiting for ribbons. Hmmm.....