Fun and funky-ness in a quick handmade gift...

Fun and funky-ness go hand in hand, do they not?  Ever since I was a kid - I'm all about the fun and the funky.  While blog hopping the other day - I came upon this over on the "Where Women Create" blog.  I happened over here via Paige who asked if it was ok to include me on their blog roll and I'm loving both Paige's site and the  WWC site too. What I found that was so fun and funky was Amy Flynn's FOBOTS.  Seriously.  These are so dang fun!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the fobots on her mantle.

And if anyone in my family is reading this like I know you do...HUGE HINT...I would LOVE one of these for Christmas.  I really would like the whole lot because I think they look so stinkin fun all together but I would be happy with because I totally see me collecting something like this.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  Ok, I'll stop gushing about these now.  (*editors note* we just browsed her available fobots - and did not realize how much they were.  I would still love to have them all but I may have to wait, or sell or car or two.  So worth it - her work is amazing!  Really imaginative!  How she sees those faces in all of those parts - wow!)

Speaking of fun and funky...I have an idea for you to create some funk for yourself.

Some bright bold floral hair barrettes or pins to be exact.

You'll need some faux flowers.

You'll need a hot glue gun.

You'll need a little bit of ribbon.

You'll need some fabric scraps.

And you'll need some hair barrettes or pins (I found mine at JoAnn's in the jewelry making section).

These would make great easy teacher gifts or Sunday school teacher gifts.  Seriously...I made SIX of these in 20 minutes.  20 minutes!   I mean, this is super easy and fast and really quick for a gift or add a cute scarf to it and you have a great gift.