I did not purchase anything but a set of 4 plastic, Walmart headbands–deciding to only use whatever materials I had in my craft supplies. Once I got home, I was pleasantly surprised with what I had to work with: a hot glue gun with glue sticks, 2 scrap pieces of black material, black and purple beads, red decorative trim, ribbons, floral wire and pliers, needle and thread, and of course, my creative energy!



Once I had all 3 pieces cut, I stitchedthem all together with my needle and lilac thread, then sewed in a purple bead, 4 black “cat’s eye” type beats, and then 10 very small black beads. Next I stitched the flower to a piece of floral wire and then wrapped the wire around the headband to secure it in place. This one is simple and small and will probably be worn the most by my daughter.

Two fabrics were used to make this three-layered flower: 1. The bottom piece is some kind of leather book scrap I had–it was nice and sturdy so I knew it would support the flimsy material I planned to use next. 2. The top two layers I cut from some shimmery silver fabric. I liked the “wrong” side better. It looks black with silver that showed through to the other side just enough. I purposely chose these 2 materials not only because of the color but also because both fabrics don’t fray so they needed no sewing around the edges. I cut the top flowera little smaller than the previous two.

So Hobos, satchels and totes are the must have for this fall 2009. Corduroy and leather are the top materials that these bags are made of for this year’s latest trend bags. Look hot and fabulous carrying your tote throughout the city while dining out or catching a ride to work.

Open the book up flat. You will need one piece of old leather that is as wide and tall as the whole outside edges of the book. Be sure to add one about one two tow inches to this size.

Everyone knows that children require their mothers to carry lots of extra stuff. So click here will enjoy using the Classic Mommy Transfer Bag in Blue or Pink Stripe for their own necessities. You’ll be able to move it from your purse to your gym bag or backpack, or to a diaper bag without losing a thing. There are two flat pockets on the outside of this organizer, plus four elastic pockets on the inside. You’ll always know where your comb, cash and cell phone are.

These sexy wedge sandals would look gorgeous with a cute summer dress for a beach or pool party. The studs on the brown straps are a cute accent, as is the cut out wedge heel. These vegan women’s party shoes are very stylish, with a 1 inch faux wood platform and a man-made rubber sole. You can also keep these heels on for a bit with a slightly cushioned footbed and at a bargain price under $50 - just $34.30.