I had tons of ribbon left over from the 4th of July Ribbon mix. A friend of mine has the cutest little girl ever, and I asked if I could make a bow for her. Her cousin was in town for the holiday so I made one for her as well. While I was making these bows, I had an epiphany! The two bows I’ve made have been super ugly. They look okay from above, but from the sides, they needed help. I finally realized what to do to make them better after watching some more TOTT Hair Bow Instructions.
I puffed up the loops! I know it seems so silly to all of you who are so skilled at making bows, but I was SO happy to have this realization. Now I want to make bows for everyone! I can see why people sell bows. They are SO much fun to make!
The two matching ones are for my friend’s little girl. In exchange, she’s going to give me a
picture of her wearing the bows. I will post when I get them!
Since I was on a bow making kick, I made some bows for my other friend’s little girl who was having her 2nd birthday party! I made one and then made another just in case. They are all pretty simple, but I have the confidence now to do those more difficult ones. If any one has any suggestions, or some favorite bow styles I should try first, let me know!
The dress I gave her to go along with the bows actually has all of these colors and more in it.
I had such a hard time deciding which colors to do, hence the two bows.
After making those bows, I decided to make more 4th of July bows since I STILL had ribbon left over. I decided to make some bows and bring them to my family party and hand them out if any one wanted them. FYI – I made 6 bows with ONE ribbon mix and I STILL have ribbon left over! I love ribbon mixes! Granted my bows were pretty small, so keep that in mind.
It turned out to be such a good thing I made more, because I couldn’t find my bow I made specifically for the day! I was so bummed! My ten-year-old cousin ended up wearing my bigger bow and I wore the smaller red one. It turned out okay, but I LOVED my bow.
Luckily, we found it when I was taking a nap. It had fallen out of my bag and was under a crease in the blanket! I got to wear my bow for the rest of the day.
What do you think? Do they look so cute and festive???
It was so fun to look at all the little girls where we were celebrating and see their bows and ribbons in their hair. It gave me a few more ideas for next year and for holidays in general.
On Sunday, my little guy was able to wear his tie! He looked so handsome! I made myself a Posie with more leftover fabric from his tie. We were matching! I loved the Posie. It was so cute and pretty easy to make! I will post about it today or tomorrow.
For the rest of the day, my son wore his USA onesie. He wouldn’t pose for me to take a good picture, so here he is on the trampoline jumping by himself for the first time.
These are just going to have to do.
If any one would like to make projects like this onesie, you can buy the double-sided adhesive from The Ribbon Retreat! We carry Heat ‘n Bond in both lite and ultrahold. I use this for tons of stuff. I love it!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday! If you have any projects that you’d like me to do, please make a suggestion! I will be going over all the entries for the Facebook organization giveaway and posting about my favorite ones. I will also be using a bunch for my own craft room. I hope everyone had fun with that giveaway. Some of you are so organized! It’s amazing!
One last thing – if you haven’t heard yet, we have new fabric in!! And it’s all so cute! I need to get finished with all my projects so I can get more fabric. Better yet, you all need to go and buy some and then make cute stuff and let me live through you. You can see them here.