Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Style!

Introducing two new styles today. I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to name these yet, but I do know they're pretty cute!
This one can be made with either grosgrain or satin ribbon for the base. Hmm, just thought - I could also use velvet - what a great one for Christmas!
This is a little gem:
I could also make this with satin or velvet. The sheer really gives it a lovely sheen, don't you think?

p.s. - I've decided to call them after another pair of sisters - Olivia and Ashlyn.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tips - what happens if I wash my bows??

I've had some questions about how to clean the bows. Since I wanted to be sure I was giving good advice, I decided to do some experimenting. For this experiment, I wanted to find out what happens if the bows go through the laundry (it happens, after all, we're busy moms). So, I took some styles that are very popular, and I thought would be a good representative of many of my bows. Here they are before the wash:
Here we have a Rufflie, mini korker, medium basic, marabou puff and a pinwheel. These are in their normal, ready-to-sell state. Remember that the korker and medium basic are sprayed to keep their nice shape. So far, so good.
So, I put them in my washer (it's a front-loader, so it's supposed to be more gentle on items, but I don't think it would change the results, really) with a normal, warm load, and then through the dryer on high - just like they accidentally went through with the laundry.
Here they are just after they came through:
Believe it or not, but I think the marabou puff was even softer and fluffier! The rufflie came through like a trooper too. And the pinwheel also (it's a very stable bow, so I really wasn't worried about it). However, the poor little medium basic and korker weren't so lucky.

This is after I "fussed" over them a bit. The medium basic bow pretty much refuses to go back to a decent shape. For the korker, I was able to re-arrange and fluff it back up, so except for not having any stiffness, it's not in too bad a shape.
So, to conclude: I would definitely not recommend machine washing your bows. If it happens, however, don't worry - most will come through fine, except for the basics.
The way I do recommend washing your bows is with a little water and dish detergent or Woolite, and either with your fingers or a rag, just dab it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to School

School bells are ringing! Here are some bows in a "school uniform" theme:
This is a variation of the "Tails-Down" bow.
Mini Korkers

Spikey Bow - aren't these cute?!?

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Don't you just love to see a butterfly? They're like little floating flowers! I can't help but pause and admire how lovely and delicate they are. Surely God smiled when He made them.
Diana has this cute little skirt with butterflies on it, so I came up with this bow to go with it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Special - FREE SHIPPING!!

The August newsletter is in the works, but here's a quick heads-up:

The Special of the Month is free shipping!! All orders over $15, online or e-mail, will have free shipping! I'm hoping to get some fresh listings up, too, so keep checking back!
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