Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Will Proudly Wear Ribbons Down my Back

My new favorite craft. My first thing I've actually sewn on my own. Hair bows!!! 
I decided to try making some because I love bows so much, and there was a bunch of a family member's quilting scrap fabric laying around, ready to be thrown away, and I rescued it!! And gave it a new happy life!
I have been a bit of a bow making machine in the last few weeks... Though I've taken a break because I have literally enough bows to wear a different one each day for a whole month. 
There's been a bit of a learning curve... My first batch has ugly noticeable stitching along the one edge I couldn't do in reverse.. My 2nd batch was made using Liquid Stitch -- my new savior! I stitch the 3 sides inside out and then use that to seal the 4th edge with no visible thread. Yay!

I'm also still trying to figure out the best way to fasten them to hair. I've just been sticking a bobby pin in them, haven't sewn anything on. I don't know if I should use barrettes, alligator clips, or those sorta teardrop-shaped snap clips...
I would really like to sell these... I know bows are popular now, so I'm thinking of putting them on an etsy! I already got a store front but need to make some listings. Do you think that people would be interested? Do you like bows? I love them! and I'd like to share the wealth.

Lavender & Lace Crafts - the (now empty) store


Rose said...

Hi Laura, Your bows are looking lovely. I havent made any more bows in a while, I can only wear so many bows, so I had to stop myself :)
I have always wanted to have an Etsy shop too and sell bows and handmade bits and pieces. I just dont have enough time at the moment :(
Is it expensive to set up/have an Etsy store?


OneCraftyFox said...

These are too cute, you MUST open up an Etsy shop. Like, right now. Why are you still reading this?.. GO ALREADY!! ... lol.

trishie said...

They look wonderful! Love them.

Rachel said...

i.got.my.paaackkkaagge!!!! :)
thanks thanks thanks.
im going to do a post about it when i get a moment & i will be sending yours off soo soon. get excited :)

Micaela said...

i really love your bows and was happy to get one in the little something mail exchange :)

you should TOTALLY open an etsy!!!


Rose said...

Hi Laura
Thanks for your lovely comments. Im glad you like my new background :) my old one was from
I really did like it, but it was time for something new.
And to attach the bows ive been using a bobby pin or snap clip.
Hope you have a lovely weekend :)


lauren may said...

i love the blue one with little reddy orange roses.
i think i need it

OneCraftyFox said...

Thank you so much Laura!! I received your sweet little package today. Your letter made me smile and I luv the bow :) My fav color, you are very thoughful. I have already bookmarked your Etsy shop, can't wait to see when it is done.

Have a great day!

OneCraftyFox said...

PS would love it if you participated in a giveaway!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I definitely think people would buy bows on your Etsy site! They are soo cute - and you have so many colors and patterns to choose from!