Friday, October 7, 2011

Thanks, Welcome, And Nothing Else Matters is Here with a Giveaway!


Good Morning all my amazingly awesome lovelies! 
I want to thank {and WELCOME!} everyone that joined in on our Tag-Along Thursday Blog Hop.
Miss Mommy, And Nothing Else Matters and I are THRILLED with the turnout!
I browsed around for hours last night totally engrossed in all these new reads.
You ladies are a talented bunch!

Today I wanted to give you a chance to get to know Em {And Nothing Else Matters} a little better.
She was a co-host of the hop yesterday, so it seemed fitting that I properly introduce her to you.
She's here with a little about herself, a tutorial AND a giveaway!
Triple whammy!
Hope you enjoy.
Have a lovely Friday.
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Hi all! I am so thrilled to be here with you all today! I love Katie and I absolutely adore her fantastic blog. Its one of the blogs I read with my morning coffee. Every. Single. Day. So you can imagine how happy I was when she gave me the opportunity to guest post on her awesome blog! 
I have a super fun bow headband tutorial to share with you today, but first let me properly introduce myself.
My name is Em and I blog over at And Nothing Else Matters
I am a happily married mum of two from Australia. Yep that's right I'm an Aussie. 
The hubby joined the Air Force last year so I am navigating the new world of being a defence wife. I blog about the highs and lows and all the fun in between of juggling marriage and motherhood with distance and demands. The loneliness and hardtimes that came with this whole new lifestyle was one of my main reasons for starting my blog. And I am so glad I did.
I love discovering new blogs and getting to know the awesome people behind them, so please come on over to And Nothing Else Matters and say hi! I also have a fun Etsy Shop where I sell gorgeous delights like
 this
Floral Ruffled Love Tote Bag

and this

Leather and Lace Headband

and this.

Ruffled Fabric Sunglasses Case

Come take a look!


Now onto the fun stuff. See that awesome cute headband I'm wearing in my photo? Yeah, I love it too. So I guess it's a good thing I'm going to show you how to make one of your own. 

Here's what you'll need


3 1/2 inch x 16 inch piece of fabric
3 1/2 inch x 1 inch piece of fabric
1 x 20 inch piece of headband elastic
Hot glue gun
Sewing machine, or you could hand sew the edges. Or you could even hot glue the edges!

Here we go. Firstly fold the large piece of fabric in half and sew along the three open edges, leaving an opening about an inch and a half wide for turning.




Turn out the fabric. It will look like this below.


You will see the opening. You can either stitch closed or simply hot glue closed. Nice and quick!


Next take your length of elastic and hot glue the ends, overlapping by about an inch.


Now take the small piece of fabric. Fold the long edges towards each other and hot glue down. It should look kinda like a tube.


Now fold the large piece of fabric in half again and pinch together from the centre.



Add a glob of glue to the centre of the back of the bow and wrap the small piece of fabric around it (making sure the overlap side is facing inwards).


Glue the partially wrapped bow onto the overlapping section of the elastic headband.


Continue to wrap the strip around the centre, finishing at the back of the headband. It will look like the picture below.


And ta da you are done!



Isn't it gorgeous! Have fun making it, make sure you show me some pictures of your creations!

Because I love you all I have a giveaway and a special discount code for y'all to use LONG1 which is for a huge 30% off. Get it quick its only valid until this giveaway ends. You don't want to miss out! 
Now onto the giveaway. You have the chance to pick any fabric flower brooch from my shop. Some more super cute color combos are coming to the shop soon.
Dark Purple Fabric Flower Brooch Pin

Multi Coloured Fabric Flower Brooch Pin

Dark Purple and Dark Grey Fabric Flower Brooch Pin

Rules for Giveaway:
EXTRA ENTRIES:
Head to Simply Nothing Else and tell us your fave item
Tweet and/or Facebook about this giveaway

The Lucky Winner will be drawn on Monday at 8pm est!

Thanks so much again Katie for having me! 
Don't forget to stop by my blog and say hi!

34 comments:

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

Looks like I'm the first commenter..lol~ I am a follower of Punkin Heads and Dooda Loos~
~Lisa @ OC

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I am also a follower of And Nothing Else Matters~
~Lisa @ OC

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I love the Dark Grey fabric flower broach pin! Love that color!
~Lisa @ OC

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I "like" Punkin heads and dooda loos on FB~
~Lisa @ OC

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I also "like" And Nothing Else Matters on FB! Love keeping up with you girls and your blogs!~
~Lisa @ OC

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

I facebooked the giveaway on my OC FB page and tagged both of you in it~
~Lisa @ OC

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I follow ANEM's blog

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I follow Katie's blog

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I like Punkin' on FB

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I like ANEM on Facebook

Mackeys Moments said...

i'm a new follower, love your shop :) nice to meet you!

Heather Hawthorne said...

I'm a follower and I LOVE this cute stuff!! yay! ♥

♥, A Mom Without Facebook

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

I follow Punkin Heads and Dooda Loo's!

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

I follow And Nothing Else Matters!

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

love the floral ruffle pillow!!

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

Like and nothing else matters on Facebook!

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

like Punkin Heads and Dooda Loo's on facebook!

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

shared on my facebook wall!! tagged you both :D

Lacee said...

I follow ANEM :)

Lacee said...

I follow Punkin' Heads :)

Lacee said...

I like Punkin' heads on fb

Lacee said...

I like ANEM on fb

Lacee said...

I love the Floral Ruffled Love Tote Bag...SO ADORBS!

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I'm a public follower of And Nothing Else Matters

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I'm a public follwer of Punkin' Heads and Dooda Loo's

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

My favorite item from Simply Nothing Else is the ruffled bag

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I like Punkin' Heads and Dooda Loo's on fb

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I like And Nothing Else Matters on fb

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I tweeted about this giveaway

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

I shared this giveaway on fb

Kate said...

I follow Punkinheads and Doodaloos on FB!

Kate said...

I love the grey fabric brooch pin!

Kate said...

I follow ANEM's blog!

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