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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Colorful Art of Procrastination

I've had a stomach bug the past few days so my house is a complete disaster!  My 2 year old has literally pulled every.single.toy out and they are all currently crashed in a massive pile of mess.  Good Times!  I desperately needed to suck it up and work on the mountain of laundry and putting toys away, but since that didn't sound like any fun, I made corker hair bows, ALL.DAY.LONG!!!

The Art of Procrastination - Love It!!!
I love all hair bows and have spent big bucks buying them for the past two years so I decided it was time to learn how to make them!  Cute little girls with colorful hair bows = CUTENESS!!!  Maybe it is because I have SO many Gymboree corker bows or because it is different than what I had growing up, I love corker hair bows the most!!!

I ordered all of my ribbon a couple weeks ago through several fabulous Etsy shops, and I watched the most amazing free tutorial on corker bows, I was very excited to get started.  First of all, don't drink the same naive Kool-Aid I did, it takes SO long to wrap all of the 1/4" dowels, SO long!  I baked ribbon all morning and afternoon long!  Then there is the business of cutting long corker strips into 3" pieces.  Again, very time consuming!

After all of my ribbon was wrapped, baked, cut and sorted, I started the assembly process.  This was the best part of all!  Don't get me wrong, although I'm complaining letting you know this project takes a chunk of time, each step is SO MUCH FUN!  

I intentionally made color palette bows so they will work with many outfits, I highly recommend this.  Although I made a lot of corker hair bows today, I already placed an additional ribbon order so I can make coordinating bows for ALL of my daughter's outfits.  Why have a few when you can have a LOT, right!?!

Pinks & Browns
 Oranges & Yellows
 Greens & Browns
 Shades of Purples
 Blues & Greens
 Pinks & Oranges
 This shows the clip - each is sewn on, very easy!!!
 I Love My Pile of Procrastination Color!!!
I'm almost finished with a few fun, FREE SEWING TUTORIALS that will be posted in the next week!!!  Thanks for stopping by - please visit again soon!  

Happy Crafting!

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