In just over two weeks I am doing something I have never done before. I'm going to a festival. Bestival to be precise, courtesy of the very lovely folk at Echo Falls, and I am majorly excited about it!
Festival fashion will need quite some pondering. I go camping a lot so I'm well prepared with waterproofs and warm things, but the daytime will be tricky. I just don't suit the stereotypical festival stuff - every "must have" list seems to feature cut off denim shorts and fringed things and bralets and I am not wearing any of that. I'm sure I can get around it though.
The thing that gives me most grief is that I can't wear beautiful headbands. In an ideal world, something like this Crown & Glory beauty would be the first thing I packed. Sadly it's not: I have a stupid shaped head. Headbands end up pinging up the back of it and then either fly off and hit someone in the face or end up perched on top of my head in a rather drunken fashion. And the ones I would really love to wear, the delicate chain, coin type ones, just end up tangled in my hair with me swearing almightily at them.
Never fear! I decided that I would make my own. To solve the pinging problem, I've gone for proper leather thonging that can be tied in a good old knot, will not come undone and will stay securely on my head. It will work.
Here's what you need:
Really quick and really easy to make. Even better, really cheap! The leather thonging was 89p a metre and 2 metres makes three headbands. The silky flowers were 89p a bunch. Now I must admit I didn't price up similar things in the shops but I'm fairly confident they'd be more expensive. Plus, this way you get to pick exactly what you want in terms of colours and that's always fun.
Even more fun is when your Mum hears about your craft project and gives you a bag full of stuff she just happened to have in a box somewhere. So I made another one!