I never noticed her cheekbones until these pictures. Now they just melt me every time I look at them. I’ve been trying to grow out Madeline‘s bangs lately, to see if that helps tame her wild locks just a bit. All that is fine and good, but she hates barrettes. Well, she actually doesn’t hate them, she just refuses to wear them.
When I put them in, I usually try and distract her so she forgets that they’re there.
My Dad always asks, “Can’t you put a barrette or something in her hair?” Um, yeah, tried that. Hair Accessory: FAIL. She looks so cute with them in, banishing the street urchin look completely, that I’m hoping this is just a phase that she outgrows. A couple people have told me that their daughters did the same thing, but eventually turned the corner. Here’s hoping.
Until then, I pick up the trail of pretty barrettes and hair clips left around the house. Sometimes we lose them. A brand new, particularly adorable strawberry clip is floating around my parents’ house from the Halloween party this past weekend.
Now if you happen to have a little girl who likes hair accessories, behold the wonderful craftsmanship of Etsy. With the holidays coming, it’s a great place to pick up something unique and homemade, all the while supporting a local artisan.
Are you a regular at Etsy? Who are your favorite sellers? Would love to find some new favorites to add to my list. Some of mine are:
Skylar’s Candy Clips for hair accessories
Made By Girl – love their alphabet prints
The Vintage Pearl – handstamped jewelry; I have a chain with Nicholas and Madeline pendants on it, along with their birthstones – love it
Trinity’s Tutus – the tutu for Madeline’s first birthday came from here – wonderfully easy seller to work with, especially for custom orders
Superfly Kidz – superhero capes. Both kids have their own, as well as my niece, Sophie – love them!
Sugar & Spice – adorable hair accessories
The Jump Off – one-of-a-kind t-shirt dresses for your little one made from concert t-shirts. Have a favorite concert tee of your own? She’ll turn it into a dress for your daughter – love that!
SFGirlbyBay – love the Keep Calm and Carry On print, and have the aqua one ready to hang in the master bath