blogging my progress on creating more and consuming less...


22 March 2010

venturing into worlds unknown.

So...I'm still working on varying my creative projects. I've done bibs and bunting, and now I'm trying out bows. Being a woman who hasn't worn bows in yonks, and having a child who is not of the girl variety, I was unsure of how to go about it. I felt like a bit of an impostor on the bow front.

I looked all around me for inspiration, bought a bunch of ribbons, buttons and clips and tentatively made this.

While I'm sure some will think this is very cute, it's not really my style. Too girlie, perhaps. So I got out some felt and made these instead.

I love these. Really really love these. And I desperately want someone with a little girl to have one so I can see how cute it is on a little girl head. I've tried it on Dhari. It's just not the same.

Question: when using ribbon, how can I stop the ends from fraying? I've heard of heat setting?

1 comment:

SugarMama said...

I just take a lighter, and nip the end of the ribbon into the flame. Practice a bit before you do it on the real thing.