Friday, November 9, 2012

FO Friday: Headband Hubbabaloo!

You will never believe how hard it was to come up with a catchy title!

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great week! I know I did. Between a painting that is finally going right, some great news regarding my spindle drawings and a painting society show, and just feeling really good about the way my diet is going, this has been one heck of a week! Oh and I finished some projects!

You can probably guess by the name of today's post, I have been crazy busy making headbands lately, and thus I have finished quite a few.

First, I finished up all of the handspun headbands I plan to sell next week at a craft show for Relay. Ten in all, and all are simply gorgeous!

I'm thinking between $15 and $20 for each, is that too high? How much would you pay? Which is your favorite!? I really like them all :)

Next on my list of headbands is the Ribboned Headband I made to match my Berry-boned wrists that I finished back in August. At first I hated this project, because it was curling and tedious and annoying and well yea. But now that it's done, and blocked, I LOVE it. And it keeps my ears super warm!

Excuse the bad lighting, once again my camera hates me!

Finally, I have another one that I started for myself. After finishing up the ones for the sale, I wanted one similar to those for me and decided to stash dive. I cam out with one of 3 skeins of Plymouth Encore Worsted and decided to cast on. I am loving the color, which has flecks of pink and blues in it and how warm I know it will be! I can't wait to get this bad boy done.

Just to humor you guys, I'll share a photo of my painting in progress too, which is in the very rough stages, so ignore the mess :) I am still loving this more than any other I've done this semester, simply because it's in oils!

Happy Friday, and for more FO's, check out Tami's Amis!



  1. Gosh you have been busy! Good luck selling your headbands, they look great! And your painting is awesome, I love the texture in it.

  2. Oh wow! Those are beautiful! I think that $20 is perfectly reasonable considering they are so pretty and for charity.

  3. Gorgeous painting and fun, colorful headbands! There's actually a formula people use to figure out how much to charge for those kinds of things. Basically, it's the cost of the yarn + anywhere between 10 cents to 25 cents per yard it took to knit, depending on complexity. So, if each of those is around 100 yards, 10 cents a yard brings you to about $10 plus maybe $6 (or whatever) for the yarn, the $15-$20 range sounds about right.

  4. That sounds like a great week! I love a week filled with artsy/craftsy activities.

    The headbands are beautiful. As for price, I'm terrible at pricing my own work. I think $20 is reasonable, but a lot depends on the market. Will people pay that?

    Thanks for sharing the painting. It is off to a beautiful start.

  5. The headbands are beautiful! I think you did a great job with the title of your post. They are always the hardest part of posting for me so I end up with something lame.

  6. Your headbands look amazing, Lisa! I think $20 is a very reasonable price considering how pretty and unique they are. Hopefully the sale went well! :)


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