Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 2!

 Hi Everyone!! It's a beautiful afternoon in Las Vegas, perfect for holing up inside and writing a blog. LOL!

My friend Tera had a bow for her daughter that she LOVED and wanted something of the same style in different colors. She asked me if I could recreate it for her. This is her bow:

I said yes, but honestly didn't know if I could do it. The bow is the easy part, but I agonize over color selection and patterns. Seriously, if it's not just right, I'm not happy. Grrr!

Tera wanted a red and black bow. Once I figured out what I wanted to use, making the bow turned into something really fun. The bow turned out beautiful!! Not exactly like the original inspiration, but maybe a little better.
I started planning my next creation right away, and this is it:

The strawberry ribbon has been a favorite for a long time, but I only had a little bit left, so I've been saving it for a special project. I could only make 2 bows, and they are fabulous. Each bow is 4.5" wide. The little white spots were hand-painted on the strawberry to give it an extra pop. Imagine these in pig tails! I'll definitely be making this style again, but not all the time, because I still agonize over the ribbon selection! : p

Thanks, Tera, for pushing me out of my comfort zone. It was definitely worth it!