Sunday, October 21, 2012

Go check out my FB page for Itty Bitty Bow Boutique and maybe win a hair bow!

I'm super excited to have reached 75 (now 76!) "Likes" on my facebook I'm doing a giveaway there!
Be sure to go "Like" my page and then comment under my giveaway status update for a chance to win a free holiday hair bow!
Come and visit me for a chance to win!!  And when I reach 100 "Likes", I'll be doing another giveaway. :-)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monster Mash Spiky Pinwheel Hair BOO-tiful!

Working on some new holiday hair bows! Halloween right now, naturally.  One of my MOST favorite holidays (tied with Christmas, of course!).

There is just NOTHING I don't love whole-heartedly about 'ol Hallows Eve!

The spookier the better!

And I'm really diggin' the black/green/purple combinations in a lot of the Halloween decorations so why not carry it over to a hair bow?

Tonight, I made one I named my Monster Mash Spiky Pinwheel Hair Bow. 

Ain't she purdy? Or...should I say...scary?  Who doesn't love a good monster this time of  year, right?

I had just received some new ribbons in the mail on Saturday so I was eager to dive right in.

If you are looking for a super easy bow to make becuz you don't have any bow-making experience OR you just can't master some of those cutesy little twisted bows (oh my god, they are so HARD to get just right! argh!), then the spiky pinwheel is for you. So easy and actually fun to make.

You pretty much just start layering your ribbons. Easy-peasy.

If you are looking for an actual tutorial on how to make the spiky pinwheel, this ain't one. HA! But seriously, go check out this tutorial if you need some guidance.  She is one of my FAVORITES on youtube.

Layer, stack and glue!  That's it.

Now my only dilemma? To pair it with a green crochet headband or green crochet beanie?

I will for sure have to try both variations on my little model, tomorrow, to get the full effect. My "Little Bones" LOVES trying on and all her new Halloween hair bows! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Crafts, holiday decorating and bathroom painting!

Like I mentioned in my family blog post earlier today..."Halloween-time" has hit in this household!

I seriously love this time of year. Decorating positively makes me GIDDY.  In addition, I'm tackling some crafty projects this year. 

I've been hitting up the craft stores, as well as Goodwill, and loading up on some goodies to support ALL of my habits.

Look at those adorable star and moon book ends! Those will look perfect in Hunter's space/moon themed room!

I know it's not Christmas and/or winter yet, but I saw these adorable tin candle holders and COULD. NOT. RESIST. For 99 cents each, who could?!?

I've also been stocking up on some craft felt. I have some ideas of what I want to make from other blog tutorials I've found...turkey shirts for the kids (tracing their hands), and Avery's newest hairbow, a spider!

It came out a tad bigger than I meant it to, but still cute!  Just need to attach a little bow to the spider's head!

We are also doing a little "polishing" in our bathroom. This bathroom has been an annoyance to me since we moved in almost two years ago. Daryl's dad and grandma used to burn citronella candles on the whirlpool tub (WHO burns a citronella candle INDOORS?!?) and the candle was so close to the wall, that the wall is gray/black from smoke. Ugh! It's nasty and when I tried to scrub it, it just looked worse!  So, finally, I got my hubby to start painting!  and I've been purchasing a few odds and ends from Goodwill (heh heh) for decorating.  I can't WAIT to see the finished product and I'll be sure to share it here!