One great perk of having daughters is you get to have your very own live baby dolls to dress up. I love shopping clothes for my girls. I also enjoy putting fancy hair accessories on them. Especially now that Summer’s hair has grown much longer, she also likes wearing clips and having her hair tied up. She likes to look “pweety.” So I was quite excited to be able to attend Candidly Pretty‘s the DIY Mom Workshop where Koni taught us how to make different types of pretty accessories for little girls.
The workshop happened last Nov 30 at Tea Please in Maginhawa St. Koni gave each participant a bag filled with craft goodies. I was all giddy when I saw what it contained! There were sewing materials, fabric in assorted patterns and color, felt, ribbon, blank clips, head bands, and various decorative pieces to make many pretty girly things.
Coincidentally, the workshop took place the day before my daughter Emma’s first birthday. As you may have read on the blog, we threw her a very dainty tea party, so it was just perfect that I got the chance to make her and Summer hair accessories to wear to the occasion. I made Summer a headband with a lace flower on it and Emma a clip that had a rose made out of felt.
She also taught us how to make flowers out of fabric. It required a little bit of sewing, which I admit I’m totally not good at, but the workshop required very basic sewing skills so it really wasn’t a problem. Anybody could do it and it was quite therapeutic.
Koni was very nice and tried to answer each participant’s question. She gave us many useful tips like how to properly use a glue gun and where best to buy materials. She also shared her own experiences in the craft and how her business came about. It was quite inspiring and enriching to hear her talk about what she does. It’s evident that making pretty things is her passion, and that’s something I really admire.
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I went home with more than enough supplies to make more floral embellishments for my daughters. I like buying these things for them but to be able to make it myself, with tender love and care, is just wonderful, don’t you think? Thank you, Koni of Candidly Pretty, for generously sharing your talent and teaching me how to make pretty things for my little ones!