Little Big Links: Hair Clips

1 Jun

So, I guess I’m still talking about Easter. I guess this is just an example of how busy I’ve been, and how busy every parent must be, for that matter. Anyway, during the Easter holiday I decided that Isobel’s unruly locks needed some cute hairclips, if not to tame it than at least to accessorize it. After an exhaustive search through Etsy I settled on these poppy clips by my twitter friend Emily Bilbrey. I think hair accessories are the perfect sort of gift for a girl’s Easter basket because they are budget-friendly and are a more modern and fun take on the Easter hat tradition. Next year I plan to get my stuff together and fill her basket with handmade goodness.

Here she is modeling the clip while playing her current favorite game: seatbelt. It’s where she takes a cord or a string or a shoelace or a cat toy or anything she can get her hands on (in this case, an actual belt) and makes it into her “seatbelt.” It’s not enough to strap herself in. She’ll attempt to strap every stuffed animal or toy in the nearby radius in with her. This will usually keep her occupied for a good ten minutes.

Also please note her unicorn is wearing pants. If you were to ask, Isobel would tell you that there are two kinds of pants in this world: 1. pants that are pink, and 2. pants that are too tight. She’s pretty much refusing to wear anything that isn’t pink at this point and if you try to even suggest wearing pants that are <gasp> brown, or blue, or any other color but pink, she will emphatically tell you no! Too tight! Pants too tight! PINK ONES! One day Isobel couldn’t decide between #1 pink pants and #2 pink pants so she asked my mom to put the extra pants on Unico2.

We were really hoping Isobel would win the genetic lottery and receive (among other things) Anthony’s family’s thick lustrous hair. No such luck. I’ll forever be apologizing to her for this. She did however get Anthony’s eyelashes, a total win. That’s why she’s wearing two clips–she needs extra clipping power.

I really think Emily’s shop is the best place to find adorable children’s hair clips (and crowns, and other fun things). I searched all through Etsy and it was still my favorite. But I did find several other cute hair clips to share with you.

Poppy Clips: still my favorite.

Felt Owl Clip: Owl lovers, prepare to swoon.

Vintage Button Hair Clips: vintage buttons attached to regular clips. Not just for kids!

Button Flower Clippies: unique and fun without being cutesy.

Crochet Bird Clip: I love crocheted hair accessories.

Polka Dot Clips: Rainbow polkadots FTW.

Ribbon Clips: That color palatte has me drooling.

No Slip Grips: if you have baby fine hair like the women of my family, this is a godsend.

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5 Responses to “Little Big Links: Hair Clips”

  1. lilpyrogirl June 1, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    As a former firefighter and EMT, her game of “seatbelt” has melted my safety-conscious heart. *love*

    • LittleBig June 1, 2011 at 7:54 am #

      You’ll be pleased to note that yesterday I found her a second-hand firemen’s helmet. Totally thought of you.

      • lilpyrogirl June 1, 2011 at 10:09 am #

        I can’t wait to see pictures of little fire-lady Isobel!

  2. Anne June 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Even though I am a grown-up, I love hair clippies. I usually don’t go for the felt ones myself, but I dig them on the younger gals. One of my coworkers makes them, too! http://www.etsy.com/shop/LauraFawcett She doesn’t have a ton in her shop right now, but she generally stocks cute stuff.

  3. emily bilbrey June 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    love this! i’m honored to have my clippies adorn your girl’s beautiful locks. such a sweet pretty thing she is! love your clip recommendations, too! (: xo!

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