Sunday, 31 March 2013

Tutorial: Loopy Puff Bow

More hair bows - this time one of many from the Ribbon Retreat - this one is simple enough for the kids to make if you seal the ribbons.

Click here to go to the tutorial.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tutorial: Tinkerbell Style Hair Clip

Ribbon sculpture hair clip tutorial
going to try and make :)
Click here for the tutorial

Friday, 29 March 2013

Tutorial: Fabric Flower

Cute flower tutorial using fabric

Click here to go to the tutorial

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Tutorial:Simple no-sew felt flower

A simple no-sew flower tutorial.  You could add this to a headband, bag, fair clip or brooch...

Click here to go to the tutorial.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tutorial:Simple Bow Hair clips

Joy Is At Home has a brilliant photo tutorial for making cute no sew clips

Click here for the tutorial

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Free Video Tutorial: Korker or corkscrew Bow

In the quest for more bows to sell I across these crazy looking things:
Although they look like some kind of weird wig they are actually only about 3 inches across and attached to a hair clip.  

Here's the entire vid on how to make them.

I was sceptical - you have to BAKE the ribbon before you make the bow - what? How is that ever going to work? T also though I was completely mad. (No change ther then...)
But here is what I ended up with, perfect korker ribbon.  

R and I will get the chance to make some more and finish the bows this afternoon I hope as they require no sewing or hot glue gun until you attach the clip.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Free Video Tutorial: wavy bow

Made from the instructions here  I sold several of these attached to both headbands and hair clips.  The start of the video gives instructions for a variety of widths of ribbon - I used a wired gift ribbon with the wire removed from the side that forms the centre of the rosette and it worked really well.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Free Video Tutorial:butterfly bow

Step-by-step video on how to make this cute bow for hair clips, hair bands etc from 3/8 inch ribbon
Click here to go to video.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Free online story: the kissing hand

In the battle to get B to like books we have started to look for alternative sources of the written word.  This is the classic story "The Kissing Hand" read aloud - with no words on screen, so that we can do some learning stuff based on the story without the temper tantrums associated with printed material.

click here to go to the story.