It’s Good to Have Crafty Friends

Earlier this week I was in a panic.  We had a wedding to go to on Saturday and I had nothing to wear in my hair.  Ok, I know this seems like a lame panic, but I was stressed about it.

I like to wear flowers in my hair to dress it up for special events, but I only own two and I had worn them both a zillion times this summer.  They weren’t new and fresh enough to wear.

So, of course, I was complaining about this on twitter. Almost instantly, my friend Torie responded.  She makes SUPER cute accessories for little girls.  You should check out her Etsy shop, On Top Baby Bows.  She also does custom orders!  She reminded me that she also is the crafty lady behind 25Designs, which does headbands and other hair accessories for adults!  SCORE!

She and I got to discussing the colors I would be wearing:  black and charcoal/silver.  We decided I needed those colors and a pop of color, so we chose hot pink.  This was all on Tuesday.  By Tuesday night she had it made and sent me a picture.  I LOVED IT!  So she got it in the mail and it was here by FRIDAY!

Check out how CUTE it is:

Torie is seriously awesome.  Not only does she make super fricking cute headbands, but she saved my look for the wedding!  Even after I had been dancing up a storm and needed to slick my long hair into a shaggy pony tail to get it out of me neck?

 The headband STILL looked super cute!  Sigh…I heart Torie and her craftiness!
Oh and those cute pearl earrings I’m wearing?  They came from The Vintage Pearl.  One of my favorite jewelry stores online.  I have another favorite…but you will have to wait until that little package of fun gets to me before I reveal.
Anyway, I need to encourage you to go to either (or BOTH) of Torie’s Etsy shops.  I love her.  Also?  While you are at it?  You should just browse The Vintage Pearl too. Clicking on their buttons below will take you to their shops.  GO!
I love having crafty friends.

Disclaimer:  25Design, On Top Baby Bows, nor The Vintage Pearl compensated me for this “review”.  I just REALLY love their products.  I bought the headband and earrings myself and love them a ton.  My hope is that you will also love them!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Grace @ Arms Wide Open says

    I adore the headband! I'm on a headband kick lately too. I love how it totally covers up my laziness for wanting to always just pull my hair back. Score! I'm going to check out the site now, thanks!

  2. torie@Life With Rylie says

    It looks soo cute!!! So glad you loved it 🙂 Thanks for writing about me! If you ever need another custom order I would be happy to do it!

  3. That is really cute! What a nice friend! have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  4. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says

    Oh you are too damned cute.

    Stop that! You are emphasizing the lack of cuteness in the rest of us!!

    I have enough issues.

    And now I have bow-envy.


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    Mama Hen

  6. Torie is awesome and that headband is adorable! I need to order some for myself!

    And yes…you do have fabulous hair!!! 🙂