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Finally a bow to buy an outfit for!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Bows...

Jen has created some beautiful holiday bows...and they were the perfect accent for a quick holiday photo shoot...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Classic!


My friend took this adorable picture of her little peanut and sent it to me. She is wearing one of my favorite bows~~The Classic~~ I love this bow, I think it is perfection itself, you can dress it up or wear it with jeans. Can't go wrong there! Check out the newest color combos in our two-tone classics So Cute!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Madness!




It's Monday! Could be a good thing or a bad thing right? Well over at the Shoppe it is a good thing! It is cyber Monday and we have put the entire store on sale...50% off everything and just for today. This is most likely our last promotion this year, so head on over and stock up on all your favorites. My new favorite is our Snowflake flower stack it is just adorable and perfect for this time of year! Happy Holidays!

The coupon code for this sale is "Monday" and needs to be entered at checkout to get the discount.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!


We had a little craft night and the girls and I made some Halloween bows. Their favorite part was the black cat buttons. You never know what the weather will be like on Halloween night, for us it is generally very chilly! So these bows will look really cute with their coats and gloves! I hope you all have a fun night with your little kiddos! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Small Stacks


I love ribbon! I think the funnest part of my job/hobby is designing. I love putting different patterns and color combinations together. I haven't had to much time to design lately because we are so busy preparing for upcoming boutiques. So.... yesterday I took some time and came up with this little cutie. One of my favorite ribbons is the 3/8 gingham, I add this to several of my small stacks and I think it gives the bow a fun look. One of the most difficult things I have to do is come up with clever names for these bows to make them unique. I have had a few ideas come to mind, then I had a great idea.....Why not let you help me? So.... hop on over to facebook if you have an account, and leave me a suggestion, or you can do it here. If I pick yours, the bow is yours. Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Medium Basic Bows

I am a big fan of the Medium Basic Bows...they coordinate with just about anything! Yesterday for church, I curled Kate's hair and swept the front out of her face with the Black Medium Bow...so cute!



-Sherelle

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love pumpkin! I usually don't bake too much with it during the summer, but there is a hint of fall in the air....So I pulled out my favorite pumpkin recipe and whipped up a batch with the kids. I didn't take pictures because they inhaled them :) Maybe next time!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 Cups Pumpkin
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

I beat these together and then I add the dry ingredients

2 Cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together well and add your chocolate chips!

Bake @ 375 for 12 to 14 minutes.
Perfection itself!

A little off subject I know, but I hope you like them.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Sherelle, and I am a BIG fan of Jen's beautiful handmade creations at All Things Ribbon. Jen has invited me to be a contributor on the blog, so every now and then, I will pop in to share a picture or two of my girls wearing her sweet hair accessories!

We have fallen in love with the headband sets. The sweet weave of color on the band is super fun, and the matching clips can be used with the headband or alone. Miss Lily wore hers to preschool today, and she had so many compliments!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

And the winner is....




I think everyone who wanted to enter did, so this giveaway is now finished! Instead of dragging it out for forever and a day :)

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to the shoppe is




Jaimin said...
I absolutely LOVE all of your bows!! If I had to pick, I do like the Chocolate and Raspberries Korker, the Clowning Around Korker, Baby Blue and Brown Flower Stacker, Pink and Green Flower Stacker..



Congratulations!


I need an email address! I looked everywhere and couldn't find one!

I have picked out the winter/fall line and will be doing the annual holiday dress and hair bow giveaway soon! I am so excited for fall, it is my favorite time of year!

If you are looking for hair do's and ideas, check out Jenn's blog adorable hair do's for your little princess.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back to School Giveaway!


OK, so I feel like a total slacker for not posting all summer so to set my mind at ease, how about a giveaway?


A fabulous $25 gift certificate.
You can use it at the Shoppe for hair bows to match all your little peanuts back to school clothes! I love the new classic headbands! There are more fun colors on the way! OH, and did I mention Crazy 8 ? I got some fun new school clothes for my girls! *Made to match* Coming Soon!
So here is the scoop.
To enter, visit The Shoppe and tell me what bows you must have. This is required and must be done before the extra entries count!
EXTRA ENTRIES! You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do, this is important!
1-Follow me! Or remind me you already do!
2- For TWO extra entries, blog about this giveaway. Be sure to link back to this post and All Things Ribbon
3- For TWO extra entries, Check out the Sweeter Sweater Company and tell me what you fell in love with!
4- For TWO extra entries Become a fan of All Things Ribbon on Facebook
5- For FIVE extra entries, purchase anything from All Things Ribbon before the end of this giveaway.
Of course there is a coupon code! "Backtoschool" will get you 25% off your entire purchase! Valid through the contest!
Contest ends at 11:59pm MST on September 12th when I will draw a winner at random. PLEASE leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner via email and they will have 36 hours to respond. If they fail to respond, a second runner up will then be notified.

Yes it has been a while..

I can't believe that summer is already winding down. I have to admit, I love fall. I love the colors and the temperature....I am a fan of soup, you know the crock pot kind you fix in the morning, smell all day and don't have to do anything at night after a long day kind. You know what I mean.

Well I haven't done anything on the blog for a while because my computer got sick (sounds a lot better than crashed or died) and I am waiting, and waiting for it to be fixed. So in the meantime..


Here is a fun giveaway. All week, 9 giveaways per day. Very exciting! Watch for mine!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Birthday Bash! And you're invited!


So 15 years ago this Sunday the most unbelievable thing happened to me. I became a Mommy. I think that it was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced. I had Amanda on my Birthday. Everyone at the hospital and everywhere else told me she would absolutely hate having her birthday on my birthday. Not so. Every Birthday morning since she could talk we wish each other a happy birthday and spend the day together usually ending up at the Olive Garden. She is one of my very best friends. She is incredibly talented and unbelievably beautiful. I am so lucky to have her. I love how we are able to sit together and talk and talk as we are working on bows. She has an amazing sense of humor, of course she gets that from me!
So Happy Birthday Manda! We will talk about the drivers license later :)
Now the great news.
A coupon code!
To celebrate OUR birthday we both decided to combine our fabulous ages and that is how we came up with the Coupon Code.
So to take advantage of 51% off everything in our Shoppe Just enter "Birthdaybash" at checkout. This code is valid on EVERYTHING!! Seriously!!!! So head on over quick for the best selection, because when it's gone it's gone!
The coupon code is valid through June 15th at 12pm MST

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Things I love

I love Spring! I realize it is almost over for most of you, but it just started here!





I love it when my kids take my camera.



And. I love new dress shipments! I think I love them as much as Goose does. She is always so excited to get the huge boxes open. She loves every style we carry. Last year she even "bought" a dress for her Raggedy Ann. You can imagine how excited she was to see the new Navy polka Dots and Stripes Sundress. She of course wanted one for Miss Ann but I said "Not this time Goose" We need to send one to Aimie.



Aimie said...
Oh my gosh!! These dresses and bows are fantastic!! All of my girls would look stunning in them, but if my oldest got one, then she could share it with her younger sisters :)

Aimie - mom to 5 girls under 7 :)


Congratulations!!




Now, I don't envy you the decision on who gets the dress. 5 girls! (I have 5 sisters-I think I would have got the dress being the oldest).




And believe it or not Goose is totally excited for you! (I just have to keep reminding her)


Huge Thank yous to everyone who took the time to blog about this giveaway! I really appreciate it.




I still have to post the follower prize winner and the referrer winner....Congrats to Babes in hairland! I have a code for you! And the lucky follower. CStoddard2 Email me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Goose Do

Oh the dilemma. What to do with hair. I have no talent for hair do-ing. This is why I do hair bows. To cover up my skills or lack thereof. The goose likes braids. I can't braid, french braid anyway. I am told I braid backwards, and all the people I love, who could teach me to french braid-braid forwards (or the real way) So they claim it would just be impossible. Poor Goose!
So here is what we do. I start with wet hair.

And go up the sides with those fantastic stretchy ponies that don't pull their hair out.


A few on one side, a couple up the other...





One piggie to hold them together



Then I blew her hair dry and sectioned it so I could use the triple barrel on it





a couple minutes later, because it is so nice and thin :(






Voila . Curling it this way makes it look like she has so much more hair than she really has--not to mention we are growing out the A-line. I loved it on her but she would like long hair now.



Add a hair bow and we were set! This is an example of the streamer hair bows from the shoppe. She loves this hair bow. It makes her feel like a princess. The Streamers are so fun and you can use them whether your princess has long or short hair. Just trim up the ends to the desired length, don't forget to seal up your ends. And you're set!









Who is Hannah Montana anyway?


I had to post this. My six year old little peanut loves her hair. She loves it. However, she does take after me and she has the most tender head. So tear after tear. I feel for her. I went through it. So I am extremely gentle. Really, I am. Well.....She is extremely.... emmm.....DRAMATIC.

I wanted to do this fabulous up do for Easter Sunday with the classic hair bow

I put her hair in the pink curlers at night, and it is so cute the next day. But she loves it straight and long. She likes to flip it from side to side etc.etc. So I say, "Meg, let me put in the large Velcro rollers to give it bounce-ish-ness. She was fine until she looked in the mirror. And then.






WOW. Have you been there?

Flower Stack Hair Bows




New today! Hot Pink and Black flower stack hair bows. Baby Blue and Brown flower stack hair bows. The flower stack hair bows are so unique and original. If you are looking for something fun for her hair, your going to love these hair bows. Attached to lined alligator clips and heat sealed for quality, the hair bow will easily attach to any of our crochet, fabric or woven headbands. Be sure to check out the other styles and fun color combinations! You will love your new Flower Stack Hair bows!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How Cute Is this....

video

My little Goose loves to help. I have told you that before and you can generally see her little fingers in the tutorials etc. Well after a trip to our favorite ribbon shop, from which we have purchased a grab bag: Goose loves to roll the ribbon. She is so fun to work with, and acts so grown up. I think she was waiting for me to take a picture and didn't realize for a bit that I was recording. It turned out cute. She certainly loves to be involved in the Hair Bow Stuff!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Flower Clips..The tutorial!

Here is what you will need to make a darling flower clip. You can use a lighter instead of the wood burner (if you do not have one). Just be really careful....Please.






Remove the back end of the flower, the part that holds it all together.
I used to painstakingly glue each petal stack together so it would stay when I attached it to the clip. But I have a better way:


Take your wood burner or lighter and hold it to the plastic in the middle. This will of course melt it.






Working quickly, use your needle nose pliers or another flat metal surface to flatten out the melted plastic.


These are my little Goosie's fingers. She loves to help! But knows not to touch the "Green thing." EVER. (That is what I call my wood burner) :)


You will now have a flat surface where you can add your lined clip. And it will lay nicely instead of NOT. And by melting the plastic center the flower will not come apart and you do not have to glue each individual layer.



The finished product.







Absolutely adorable in piggies or attached to crochet headband which you can find at...

http://www.allthingsribbon.com/

Shamrock Korkers! A square korker tutorial

Here is the list of supplies you will need to make our shamrock korker hair bows:
wooden dowels
clothes pins
ribbon (I love to "kork" 1/4 in. ribbon)
wood burner
glue gun
needle and strong thread (I use DMC Floss)
lined alligator clips
a little bit of time :)
Attach the ribbon to one end of the dowel with the clothespin, tightly wrap the ribbon around the dowel. I am using square dowels and it is very important to get the ribbon as tight as possible. (I love the square Korkers, the turn out so cute. They do take a little extra time)
As soon as your dowels are ready, put them on a baking sheet and place them in your oven for about 25-30 minutes at 250 degrees. Now this works perfectly for me and the korkers stay korked. You need to watch them, however. Nobody likes burned ribbon. :)
Let them cool, and very carefully unwrap them. HINT: If you choose to use round dowels the unwrapping will be much easier.


Now I couldn't take a picture of myself cutting the Korkers with my burning tool, that would have either been extremely dangerous, or I am not that talented....yet. For these particular bows I just eyeballed instead of measuring the ribbon out. For a set of 2, divide the ribbon into 2 piles.





And begin loading your needle. Place the middle of the ribbon length right through the needle. HINT: Load the entire korker on the needle before you pull it through, it will be so much easier to tie off and the Korker will look a lot better.



Here I have finished loading both needles and am ready to tie off. BIG HINT: When you take the thread through the top of the Korker, put the needle under the top ribbon onto the second in the stack. This will ensure you do not pull the thread all the way through and have to begin again. Just added security.





I was going to add the shamrock ribbon to the clips, but I ran out of time. I love the polka dots, and nobody will see them.






The finished product. I love the squares and the rectangles. So fun and different. These just might bring in the Luck O the Irish!