Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Mari's adorable baby daughter Julia. She was wearing the cutest little outfit, including a hand-knit sweater, topped off by a tiny little snap clip barrette in her hair. I had never seen such a teeny tiny barrette. It was so cute that I decided then and there that I would make a project using a set of barrettes just like it.
Last year for Valentines Day I made Rose Barrettes using a more normal sized snap clip and they were a big hit. So this year I decided to use the same method to make a smaller heart shaped barrette using these newly discovered tiny snap clips which were surprisingly easy to find at the drug store. They work perfectly in big girl's hair too. Once I got started I was totally addicted. I ended up making numerous versions and over 40 (!) little barrettes! They were so easy and fun to sew and I loved imagining the babies and little girls I know wearing them on Valentines Day.
This is the kind of project that felt was invented for. The bright, saturated colors of our Fuchsia felt bundle are so fun and Valentine-y and the fact that it doesn't need to be hemmed make sewing with it a snap. You could make a few of these for every little girl you know in an evening with no problem!