Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday 2 November 2020

Easy Hair Slides

I recently made a new discovery - printed fabric sheets for hair slide bows, it is a plastic backed canvass with a design printed on the other side.  I am sure everyone else knows all about this fabric but I only discovered by mistake when I ordered some intending to make face masks from it.  You can also get sheets of chunky glitter.

To make hair slides you also need undecorated French Barrette hair clips and some glue.  Most people also buy a bow template but, as this was just an experiment, I used a Marianne Creatables bow die which I already had.

Once I had cut the bow shapes with scissors, I used my glue gun to put the bows together and attach them to the slides.

The finished slides were much more robust than I was expecting and very bling!

If you have been trying to work out what is printed on the canvass; it's ballet shoes and bows!

Stay safe.



  1. Gorgeous bows Dionne you are very inventive and love the bling
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol.

      I'm not sure about inventive, I accidentally bought one sheet of plasticized paper and my instinct was to spend yet more money on a glittery sheet and a pack of hair clips. So, inventive or simply insane? You decide.

      Interesting stuff though, it would not go through my Big Shot, I had to use scissors.

      Dionne xx

  2. Ooh, a whole new range of possibilities! Can't wait to see how you develop these. Your first go looks perfect! X

    1. The good news is that my little niece wore them all day and they stayed in one piece. Even so, I cannot see me making more.

      Dionne xxx


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