Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pretty Little Hair Bows

Everyone knows a little girl that loves to dress up. Whether its a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin or friend, little girls have a need to 'feel pretty' by dressing up and doing their hair. Making hair bows in all shapes, sizes and colors gives them many options of handmade goodies to play with.

Hair bows are surprisingly simple and inexpensive to make. You don't need expensive ribbons, tools or supplies. I personally love going to Michaels and Joanns to find clearance and on-sale ribbons. The snap clips can also be purchased at these big name craft supply store, however I haven't had much luck finding the alligator clips in my local stores. I was able to find a great seller on Etsy with incredibly affordable prices. I was even able to find self-adhesive no-slip grips for the clips from the same seller.

The Ribbon Retreat has a wonderful selection of instructions for the most popular styles. The instructions are in pdf format and have lots of detailed pictures. Just think of making beautiful hair accessories to match any or your little princess' outfits.

And don't think that these can't be made for older princess'. Simple bows are very popular among pre-teens through college aged girls, who love to accent their personal style. Give these a try and you'll be hooked.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Plans

The last few months have been insanely busy. But with summer upon us, life is settling down and I can more readily focus on the important things in life: family, relaxation and crafting! That being said, I've been working on learning some new crafts, including making hair bows, hair accessories, and shoe clips to name a few. Plus I have been working on beaded flowers for a bridal bouquet, a couple of throw quilts and a crocheted tablecloth from a vintage pattern.

No promises on how often I will be able to post as I want to get a lot of things accomplished. But there will be posts. I hope everyone has a fabulous Memorial Day weekend and I'd love to hear about some of the projects you've all been working on!