Posted by: DD | April 19, 2009

IT’S PRONOUNCED GROW-GRAIN

This weekend, I decided to take on a couple of projects. One involved a sleep sack, but I’ll save that for another time. The other one was making some hair clips for ZGirl. Sure, she has the hair of a duckling, but hot glue a bow onto a baby duck and convince anyone that it’s not cute. Wait…you wouldn’t actually want to hot glue a bow to a duck, but you know.

Here’s some pictures of ZGirl modeling each of them.

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My favorites? The ones with feathers.

What I learned? Hobby Lobby’s grosgrain ribbon in their fabric section is not of very good quality, but the stuff they keep in the crafts (scrapbooking) deptย is of heavier/better grade.

Also, I learned that a wooden clothespin is perfect for holding open the alligator clip while you are trying to either not burn your fingers or accidently hot glue your clip shut.

Now I just have to figure out what to do with the remaining 14 1/2 feet of each pattern of ribbon.

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Responses

  1. It’s hard to look at the bows with the cute baby underneath! ๐Ÿ™‚

    AS for the ribbon… either scrapbook pages and pages or more bows! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care

  2. Your clever self should whip up matching sundresses trimmed with the left over ribbon.

    (go ahead, I will wait till you are done laughing).

  3. Did she actually keep them in her hair for longer then it took you to take the pictures? Any time I put Marjorie’s hair up she has the barrett or rubber band out within minutes. Do you have a magic spell you put on these to keep them in the child’s hair?
    You can make some and send them my way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Otherwise I am going to have to cut the girl’s bangs for the 3rd time. She still has little hair on the rest of her head but the bangs are going crazy!

  4. I love the feathers!! Especially the pink one.
    The lil pompoms are cute too.

    I bought some GORGEOUS bows from MotherGooseMouse on Etsy, I had to buy moleskin to keep the slippery grosgrain in her hair. She was cursed with my fine, crappy, thin hair and they STILL don’t stay in her hair. She only wears them to church or if we’re just hanging around the house. If she wears them to school, they always end up in her backpack by the end of the day.

  5. Those are adorable! I’m jealous. She has more hair than my 2 year olds.

  6. You can make a long ribbon rack to hold the clips on! Very cute!

  7. omg i could just eat her all up!!! She is too adorable for words…

    As for what to do with the extra ribbon- heh… I’m the LAST person on earth with a good answer for that- I’d probably have managed to glue gun it to my own arse!! Or waste it in some other way… I am INEPT!!

    In other news- you are SOOOO lucky she has hair- my daughter was bald until she was 2!!!

  8. Oh my gosh! Those bows are soooo cute! My DH only made one request of me regarding our Sweetpea — no bows — (and since he never asks for anything, I figured I had to go with it)! I was so sad — but oh well — I can dress her anyway I like other than that. ZGirl is such a cutie!!!

  9. Awww! Adorable! I like the first one the best. So cute.

  10. Awwweee who could look at the bows with that beautiful face.


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