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I made some more stuff

I have been making hair bows and flower clips all day and I’m so happy I’m finally getting a few orders.  YEAH!   Here are some pics of what I’ve been working on today.

Black satin posy with hot pink center.

large candy stripe pin wheel bow.

small basic bow set

Spiky peace sign bow

Hot pink and leopard bow

White spiky daisy

Large yellow rose with clear gem center

Hot pink satin multi flower headband with assorted seed bead center.

The colors on some of these pics look over shadowed and kind of dull.  I’m playing with a few different cameras and editing software.  I’m also planning on doing a craft show next month so we’ll see how things go with getting prepared for that.  It is a lot of work, but I’m excited and up for the challenge.  If anyone wants me to make anything specifically for your little girl, (or you (I wear those satin flowers all the time)) send me a message under the contact tab and I would be happy to make something special and handmade for you. =)


Another Tutorial! Felt Flowers

Alrighty, I have another tutorial!  I hope you guys are as excited as I am about the stuff I make.  I wanted to make a Buckeyes Korker type of clip, but I can’t find my dowel rods anywhere.  After tearing through my craft stuff a million times, having an anxiety attack, and reminding myself that going to Wal*Mart like 20 miles away at 7 pm was not necessarly necessary, I decided to try my hand at these cute flowers I found over here at Mrs. Priss.  I’m working on a pretty big bow order right now and I need to get down to business.

Cut out 6 large petals and 6 small ones.  I tried to free hand it but it looked more like a smashed grape than a flower petal.  So I made a template out of some regular ol paper and cut around that.  Oh make the bigger petals about 1″ in width at the largest end of the petal.  The smaller petals are just slightly smaller. Ha!

 The large circle is the backing.

Pinch the petals together at the smaller part of the petal, and glue.

Glue the bigger petals to the backing.

Glue the smaller petals inside the bigger ones.

Finish off your flower by gluing a pretty gem stone or pearl, or what ever you like.

Now you have a pretty little flower to clip in your hair, on your bag, whatever! 

A Tutorial, or Two. Felt Rosettes & Partially Lined Alligator Clip

After a busy few days, I’m finally making my first tutorial.  Yay!  With a ton of pictures.  Felt rosettes are so popular right now.  You can glue them on a clippie, decorate with them, use them as gift toppers, even put them on a pin.  I used mine for a clippie for my daughters. 


  • square of felt
  • clippie
  • hot glue gun
  • glue
  • scizzors
  • pencil
  • ribbon (for lining clippie)
  • embelishments (if you want)

Pic basically showes the size of your square.

Use the pencil to round off your corners.  This is not a must, you can of course free hand it.

Of course you cut out the circle now.

Next, cut your circle into a spiral.  It will form a long strand of felt.  You will be left with a circle at the end. 

Finally, to make the rosette you roll your felt up starting from that skinny point at the end.  Not the circle end.

 That circle at the end, it covers the bottom of the rosette perfectly.

I cut out leaves for this tutorial.  Of course you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to.

 Now here it is glued.  See, you can’t even see the underside.  I love how finished it looks.  And it’s effortless.

Glue the leaves together, and glue them on the rosette underside. 

Now, lining the aligator clip is a no brainer, but I thought as long as I’m doing a tutorial, I’d throw it in, incase you need it.

I measure my ribbon by pinching it the entire length of the clip and wrapping it around the top to the underdiside just just enough to cover the area where you pinch the clip.  I hope I explained that well.  There are pics.  At the end I glue it all the way around.

Now the clip is glued onto the flower.  You can make several and cluster them.  Put them on a headband.  Embelish them if you’d like.  I used a single peral in the blue rosettes.  And now B will model several of them.

I hope you like my first tutorial and have fun making these little lovlies.  :)

I almost forgot

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I got the idea for these pots of gold from the blog jchandmade. Check her out.