so many of you have asked about 
this cute (if i say so myself) headband. 

it is so easy. 
you can’t not do it.
seriously, people. 
i can hardly tie a knot in thread. 
i’m not joking. 
and i have a hard time threading a needle unless the eye is super big.
but i can make these.
and now so can you. 

here’s what you’ll need:
(i love the five headbands for $5 at h+m kids – 
which i too can wear – but you can use any kind.)
fabric scraps
needle and thread
glue gun

first, trace two sizes of circles on the back side of fabric with a pencil. 
(the big yo-yos i made are about 3 & 3/4″ diameter.
yet another reason to get these bottles.)
i used a small bowl from the kitchen for the smaller yo-yos.

cut the circles out.

then take a break to help your “helper” made a sad looking ornament
(see, i told you, my sewing/crafting skills are not anything incredible).

then get back to work.
next, tie a knot (the hardest part for me)
and sew the thread through, really close together. 
(do you like my sewing terms?)

pull the thread as taut as possible and then tie a knot, 
cut the thread and voila!

figure out the ideal placement of the yo-yos on the headband.
(i like to have the yo-yos slightly on a side rather than directly on top)
place the yo-yos on the headband and 
using a glue gun, glue them to both the headband and an oval shape of felt. 
i just use one good dollop of glue per yo-yo. 

then, cut the felt so that it doesn’t show through the top of the headband.

and now you’re done!
my headbands usually have 5 or 6 yo-yos, 

but you could do any combination. 

and here K and i are with our matching headbands. 
oh, how i love to be matchy-matchy with my daughter.

here’s what i was inspired by.
the yo-yo possibilities are endless.

i have these on my mantle with everyone in the family’s initial.
this is the only place where i could find lowercase craft letters

this month, i’ll be posting the Scripture 
leading up to Christmas that i listed here

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 
where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, 
the baby leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
In a loud voice she exclaimed: 
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 
But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
As soon as the sound of your  greeting reached my ears,
the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
Luke 1:39-45

round three has now begun. 

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526. L’s new singing abilities
527. a morning off (kind of)
528. a lovely new therapist for L
529. quiet saturday mornings
530. friends who hear sermons on the radio and email because they’ve thought of me
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