Category Archives: Vintage

March Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite shots from March. They are a bit late since I was on vacation without internet. Kind of a nice break!





Yellow and red





So many beautiful moments!

Happy Spring!




Cute and Simple Knitted Headband


I knitted this headband a few weeks ago and I keep forgetting to post a tutorial. Oops! So here it is in all its (slighty dorky) glory!

If you are a beginning knitter this a fun project to try. You only need to know how to knit and purl (or you could make yours using just the basic knit stitch). The bow and faux pearls are stitched on.


  • 1 skein of wool or wool-blend yarn
  • A few yards of yarn in a complimentary color
  • Size 5 needles
  • Faux pearls or beads of your choice
  • Needle and thread

Begin by casting on 22 stitches. Then knit a stitch, purl a stitch, knit a stitch, purl a stitch, until the end of the row. You should end on a purl. Continue in the same fashion until the length fits around your head. My headband ended up being about 85 rows long.


Now bind off, sew in one of the threads, and use the other to stitch the ends together. Pull this thread tight so that the ends squish together as tight as possible, and then knot it and cut the extra off.

Using your other yarn, cast on 8 stitches, and proceed with the same knitting pattern that you used for the headband. After about 18-20 rows, bind off, and sew in the threads.

Using your needle and thread or extra yarn, sew the bow to the headband directly over the spot where the ends meet.

Then sew on the faux pearls or beads pulling tight so the shape of the bow is emphasized. When you are done just tie a knot, trim any stray threads, and try it on!


I am usually not one for hats, so this headband keeps my ears nice and cozy. And it has three of my most favorite things: bows, pearls, and yellow!


Have fun experimenting with different color combos and decoration. I love bright colors in the winter when everything is a bit too grey. And if you want to spice it up even further, pair your colorful headband with a fun print or polka dots and a touch of vintage like I did.

For more silly pictures and outfit details visit me at Leopard & Lace, or click here.

Happy knitting!




Leopard & Lace

Since I am now totally in love with blogging, I have started a second blog focused on fashion, style, and beauty. It is still in its beginning stages, and you will notice some repeats from Lilbo & Gnomie, but it has a personality all its own.

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For outfit photos, restyled clothing, style tips, runway inspiration, and beauty favorites, visit me at Leopard & Lace. Lilbo & Gnomie will continue along its merry way with lots of DIY tutorials, recipes, decor ideas, and more. Thank you all for the support thus far!!