I've always enjoyed doing crafts. I enjoy taking ordinary items and putting them together to come up with something cute and fun. I haven't done much crafting in a few years, though; not since before I became pregnant with Sweet Boy. I wanted to get back into it, but kept putting it off. I'd say, "I can't decide on what I want to make" or "I'll get the stuff I need later" Then last year, I joined Pinterest. Hoo boy, was there EVER a plethora of ideas! I had also heard of selling crafts on Etsy; (which I haven't joined. YET) I figure that could be a fun way to try to make a little extra cash. I mean I don't expect to quit my day job, or even sell anything right away. If I do sell anything, that's great of course. If not, well then, I'll have some ready-made gifts. I decided to start off with making hair bows. I had the kids' Christmas pictures done this weekend, and when I was buying their outfits I couldn't find a hair bow I liked that would match Pretty Girl's outfit. So I decided to make one myself. I decided to keep it simple and basic since it would be my first attempt; I also wanted it to be something she could wear with different outfits, instead of just one particular outfit. I got enough stuff to make six bows; well three bows, but two of each. It was my initial thought that it would be cute for Pretty Girl and her little sister to have matching bows, especially since SM and I both like the idea of having the girls dress alike for Sister Pictures. About 3/4 of the way through the second set, it dawned on me that if I made the bows in different ways, the girls' bow collection (they share hair accessories) would double between the two of them. But I'll make them different bows next time. Before I could finish the second set, I realized there was a clog in the center of my glue gun. I unscrewed it to unclog it....but forgot how the pieces go back in. Should have taken a picture. Kind of like telling myself, "I don't need to write that down; I'll remember it........wait what was that?" So the bows will have to wait until I get my glue gun fixed. In the meantime, here is what I have done so far.
|The first set I made! I couldn't find a thinner black gros-grain ribbon for the center so I improvised with red lace ribbon instead. It also had sequins for a bit of sparkle.|
|The very first hair bow I made; I followed a YouTube video.|
|First bow from the second set. Pretty Girl loves it, but I need to add the clip to the back before she can have it.|
|Second bow from the second set. I was finishing up with it when I realized I had a clog in my glue gun|
|Of course I would have a pink glue gun; just not sure how the white piece is supposed to go back in. Once I get that figured out, it shouldn't be a problem putting it back together.|