Saturday, May 26, 2012

My New Adventure

Yesterday, my family and I went on a drive to pick up the cutest puppy I've ever seen. His name is Pocket, because he's pocket sized. Lol! Cheesy, I know, but absolutely cute. He is a maltipoo puppy. My posts might be a tad bit preoccupied with him for a few days as we get used to each other. I'm going to give this whole bell training thing a go. I'll update to let y'all know how it's going. Sorry his pic is blurry. He just won't be still for long this morning.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

black and lime green boutique bow

I made this bow according to the boutique bow tutorial I posted on here earlier. Pretty, isn't it.

Another Korker Bow

I finally think I've figured out a system to putting together a korker bow. I'm preparing a tutorial for this weekend. So, for now, enjoy the view of this bow.

Another Large Korker

This beautiful zebra ladybug colored bow will also be worn by a softball player. (I promise it's a different girl... No, really, it is.) This bow is sold. Even though some are sold, I can make one the same or similar if you'd like to contact me. Just shoot me an email and we'll work out the details. (

Korker Bow Size Difference

These korker bows show the difference in size. The bigger bow is the large size and it measures on average 5" across. The smaller is my little bow, it's small size. It measures on average 2 to 2 1/2 inches across. I usually sell the small bows in pairs for braids and piggy tails. They are adorable for little girls wearing piggys. But, I have no problem letting go of just one bow instead of a pair. This large bow is sold to a softball player who wanted some extra flair on the field.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ladybug stipple quilt

I haven't posted in a few days, and since it is the end of the school year and I'm a teacher, I thought I'd talk about a quilt I made a few years ago. This quilt is a recycle project of old jeans. My family actually wore these jeans! I appliquéd the lady bugs onto the jeans and pieced them together. (This is by no way a perfect quilt. It was an earlier quilt.) this was one of my first stipple quilts. I'm still learning about this technique. Anyway, let me know what you think.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tutorial Boutique Hair Bow

Tutorial Boutique Hair Bow

I'm going to show you how to build this boutique hair bow. 

First, gather your supplies...
Next, Measure your base bow.  I keep my lengths around five (5) inches and give each edge a slant cut.  This makes it easier to prepare the ends for anti-fray.  
Prepare the ends to avoid fraying.  There are a few options to choose from to accomplish this.  I prefer to use a flame.  I use the lighter in the picture above.  You just want to get the edges close to the flame, if you get it into the flame, you can actually light the ribbon on fire.  If that happens, just blow it out...don't freak out whatever you do.

Layer the cuts into a fan like fashion. Then, sew the layers together while pinching the middle of the layers.  Then, sew your base bow together.  Set aside for use later.

Now proceed to your next bow in the stack.  You measure approximately 24 inches of ribbon, cut it, and prepare the ends.  Then fold the ribbon in half and press the fold so that you can see the fold when you unfold it.

Using the fold, create a figure 8.  Then you bring in the two loops, pinch, and sew into the bow. 

Figure 8

Both loops brought in
Bring in the loops

Pinch in the center
Sew it secure

After you finish this bow and add it to the base, create your top bow.  Start the same way you did the last one...measure, fold, press. Then bring up two other loops and secure.  Don't forget to fix the ends of the ribbon so they won't fray.
Put them all together and cover the thread with a ribbon knot.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Simple Boutique Hair Bow

This is an example of my simple one ribbon hair bow. It's put together like a boutique style bow. It looks just darling in hair or precious paired with another for pigtails. I'll post G wearing some at a late date. For now, enjoy. I'll do a tutorial this week on how to assemble the bow.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Boutique Hair Bow

Below you will find my latest obsession. I sat for a while and whipped up a few hair bows. This is one of my creations. I would love to sell these bows, so I could buy more ribbon and keep creating. I'd be happy to sell them. Just email me and we can settle on your colors etc.