Monday, April 18, 2011
I have recently added these 3" pinwheel hairbows to my etsy store. I love the simple design and perfect size for any occasion bows. My daughter can put these on with any outfit and it won't weigh down her head. They won't pull out of her hair throughout the day. I have started offering these as a wholesale lot. You get to pick 5 bows for $6. That is a great price and perfect to order extras and keep as rewards, birthday gifts for friends, or just get one for every outfit you have. If you would like another color or pattern that you do not see let me know and maybe I can find what you are looking for and creat a special order for you. I am hoping to add solid colors soon.
Monday, April 11, 2011
I am starting on a new craft...Bowmaking! So far this has been a lot of fun. I never thought I could actually make bows myself. I had bought some from stores and another crafter and decided to stop spending the money on them and make them myself. They were not as easy as I had hoped they would be.
I thought I could make these bows easily. I thought it was be so quick to pick out the ribbon and make gorgeous bows for my daughter. I was wrong on all levels.
I sat in front of the ribbon at Hobby Lobby for several minutes and couldn't decide. It just seemed like nothing was the perfect pattern or size. Then I would have to find a center ribbon. I ended up leaving with one or two rolls each time, but then it just sat at my house. I bought a few more at Wal-Mart and some more at Dollar Tree. Those were my practice rolls.
Making them was another thing. I tried twisted bows and even though I can make them I am not very impressed with them. I love making pinwheel bows and think they are the perfect size and not too heavy. But todays post is about Perky Loops. These are not easy but I love how they look. Above is a picture of my first one that I turned into a boutique bow by adding spikes.