Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bow Board

I made my daughter a simple bow hanger a few months ago. That was BEFORE I got so into making hair clips, bows, and flowers. Now, most of her clips are sitting in a bag in her dresser because I have nowhere else to put them! This is the first one I had made for her.
I definitely need more room! So here goes an attempt to contain more of her hair accessories. 
Start off by finding a board of some sort. I used cardboard. It doesn’t have to be anything pretty, just make sure it’s sturdy.
Cut out a piece of fabric to be about 2 inches wider on all sides.
Take your stuffing and spread it out evenly on the cardboard. Flip the cardboard over so the stuffing is between the cardboard and the fabric (you can't see it well in the picture, but there's stuffing sticking out from under the cardboard). Secure it with glue or tape. Like I said, it doesn’t have to be pretty. (Although, if you’re making it as a gift, it might be a good idea to use classier materials.)
Since I didn’t use a patterned fabric, I found some pink shimmery tulle to cover the board. I cut a strip of tulle to be about 2 inches wider than the board on top and bottom, and about twice as long as the board.
Secure the tulle on the back of the board, and wrap it around the front, scrunching it as you go. Secure it on the back with hot glue.
I wanted a more cushiony look for my bow board, so instead of just stretching ribbon across it, I decided to thread it though the board. Mark out the spots you want to thread it though (on the back of the board). Thread a large needle with ribbon, and get to work! 
Once I had my ribbon threaded through, I added rhinestones. I love the sparkle it adds!
Add some ribbon on the back to hang it with, and make sure you glue it well! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010


My sister has an Etsy shop, and she's doing a special Halloween giveaway! So go check it out! There will be THREE winners chosen! The winners get to choose their prize, one of the three items listed below, in their choice of pattern! So go to her blog to check out the details!
Giveaway ends at midnight on October 31st!
Infant or Toddler Travel Neck Pillow
Mini Crayon Caddy
Car Caddy

Friday, October 29, 2010

Singed Flower Tutorial

Alright, so here's the promised singed flower tutorial! I glammed it up a little bit.
Take your satiny material, and cut various sized circles from it. If you want to mix it up a little, use tulle circles for every other layer.
Take your satin circles, and run them over a flame. 
Do NOT do this with the tulle, you won't get the same effect!
Hot glue the layers together, largest on the bottom, and top it off with beads or a rhinestone.
If you want a more petally look, cut your satin in long ovals, like these.
After you singe the petals, stack them slightly offset from each other, and glue or sew the petals to secure them.
These are great embellishments for anything! Put a clip on the back and make it into a cute hair piece, or sew it onto a pillow! I've also seen them sewn on ribbon and made into a necklace.They're so sweet an elegant!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blog featuer at A Little Knick Knack

Meg from A Little Knick Knack has featured my blog! So head on over there and check out her blog!

Ebay listing

Alright, I closed down my boutique a few months ago, and I'm finally getting around to listing the remaining items on Ebay. This stuff has been sitting around for months, and has already been through 1 move, and possible another one soon. I just want it GONE. There's nothing wrong with it, it's not damaged. I added up what's there, and I bought it for roughly $230 from the suppliers. The starting bid is $70, buy it now for $150. There's a lot of cute stuff! So please check out my listing! Bidding ends November 2nd. If you have any questions, please message me through Ebay or leave me a comment here. I can always take more pictures in better lighting if there's something you'd like to see in better detail, just let me know!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Headband covers

Okay, I seriously need to get better about posting. I usually get so distracted during the week, and then notice I haven't posted anything in a while. Then I make 3 posts in 1 day! I really need to get better at posting my projects as I do them! I'll try to work on that. 
So I have this ugly white headband. It's got some funky stains on it, they've accumulated over the years. I really wanted to cover it with a cute fabric, but then I'd still only have one headband, and it would only go with a few outfits. I thought and thought and thought, and finally figured out a good way to make a headband cover! They're interchangeable, so you can make as many as you like! I'd still like to figure out a way to make it fit a little better, but so far no luck. It works for what I want it for though, and it looks cute!
Take your fabric and lay it out pattern side down. Trace your headband, leaving a good 1/2-3/4 inch gap.
Next, you need to create a pocket for the ends of the headband to slip into. Making sure not to glue the fabric to the headband, fold the fabric over the ends, and glue it together. Continue to glue up up the headband about 2 inches. Do this on both ends. 
To get a nice crease in the fabric, take a hot iron or hair straightener, and run it along the edges.
To take the fabric cover off, slip the top part off, and the ends will come out with no problem. To put a new one on, slip the ends into the pockets, and slip the rest over the top part of the headband. Fold the flaps of fabric under, and put it on!
So far I haven't had any problems with it slipping, it stays in place pretty well. It's pretty makeshift, but it works exactly how I wanted it to! I'd love any suggestions to make the fabric more fitted to the headband.