Saturday, July 28, 2012

A is for... Airplane, Apple, and of course Alex.

A family at church adopted a baby boy. It was time for the shower and I wanted to do something special. my "go to" handmade gift for a new baby are hairbows. This didn't quite work. Then I remember, "Hello, I can do a picture." I tried to keep it simple and something that could fit in his room in the future too. At the shower today the painting received lots of Oh's and Ah's. Sometimes I think people are just being polite with their reactions. The best thing is when the mom really likes it and she did. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

"Mature" Hairbows

A few weeks ago my friend called wanting to know if I could make her some bows. Her problem was she wore a white shirt to work everyday and needed a splash of color. Looking at the cost of bows, she thought she would rather pay me to do them then give her money to the stores. So I gladly helped her out. 

I was really happy with the way the collection turned out. But it doesn't hurt when you have a great friend in mind when you are making the bows. 

 These are the satin burned edges that are oh so popular. And I must say, fun to make.

Here is the link for the tutorial for these roses. I pulled them tighter which made them more ruffly.

 Who doesn't love a good flower?

These are gathered by pulling the existing wire or from a running stitch.

And of course an adorable model.