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Social Network Blast! April 29, 2011

How Sweet It Is Candy and Confections – Order through April 30th using code MOMSROCK to save 20% and get your order by Mother’s Day!

Peanut butter balls

GemsandJewelsbyC- Sparkle and shine in this beautiful Amethyst and Tanzanite Swarovski Crystal Color Focused Contemporary Necklace. Use Coupon Code SOCIAL to save 10% when you order by May 8th!

Handmade necklace

heathermaizy- The Extra Large Owl Hair Clip is so cute for that little owl lover in your house!!!!! This barrette looks great in ponytails!! Use code BLAST for 15% off!!

Owl hair clip

Audry And Ulric- The Little Spring Sparkle Headband is a SHOW STOPPER:) This will go with any sort of outfit and will delight the little girl in your life! FREE Shipping on ANY item in the store!!! I brought this headband for my daughter and the real thing is even more gorgeous than the pictures!

Sparkle headband

A Party Studio– Ladybug birthday invite with photo! Price includes photo editing! Use code SAVE10 by May 10th to save 10%

Ladybug invite

thechristmascorner – Planning a wedding? Need gifts as mementos for your special day? Personalized Coasters.

Personalized coasters


Easter Bow Baskets April 8, 2011

How gorgeous is this Easter bow basket? Wouldn’t a special little girl in your life love getting one of these? And putting this together is so much fun! I used silk flowers to decorate this basket. You can get super create though and use tulle, wide organza ribbon, stickers, felt cut outs, etc.

Easter bow basket

Top view


If you don’t celebrate Easter then you can easily transform the package into a spring time basket! Silk flower hair clips are perfect for that. I took this arrangement of silk flower clips and created a beautiful basket.

Silk flower hair clips

Springtime bow basket

Spring basket

The above basket is for a 13 month old little girl. So, she doesn’t have too much hair- yet. No hair? No problem! In the basket, I’ve included two crocheted hairbands- one white, one bright green- so that the mom can attach any of the flower clips to the hairband for her daughter. Then, when the little girl gets older, she can use the clips without the hairband. Years of use!!! Of course, I love pinwheels so I had to include a couple in the basket. These are mini-pinwheels on 6 inch lollipop sticks. And yes, they do in fact twirl!


If you don’t want a whole basket of bows or you already have a basket made up but want to add a little something special, what about this:

Hair bow wand


Hair bow

You can simply take Easter wands and attach the bows to the sticks. Wands are available at craft stores. The ones I used were purchased a couple weeks ago from Joann. I chose a butterfly one and also a flower one but they had ones with bunnies, chicks and Easter eggs.



Tutorial: The Silk Flower March 17, 2011

You will need:

Silk flower

Lined double prong alligator clip

Hot Glue

Rhinestone Embellishment (optional)


Step 1

Cut the stem off the flower. Discard the plastic green “crown” so that all your have are the leaves.

Cut stem off the flower

Step 2

Separate each layer. We are going to glue these on the alligator clip, one layer at a time. We’ll start with the bottom layer and work our way to the top (smallest) layer.

Separate each layer

Step 3

Put hot glue on the alligator clip and on the largest layer of the silk flower.

Hot glue

Step 4

Press the flower on the alligator clip and hold to the count of 10.

Press flower on alligator clip

Step 5

Repeat with all the additional layers.


Step 6

Once all the flower layers are glued on the clip in a stack, take your embellishment and glue it in the middle of the flower. If you don’t have an embellishment, you can use the ‘center’ of the flower and that’ll give you a more ‘natural’ look.

Embellish the center

Enjoy! And be creative:)

In hair


The Loopy Hair Bow March 16, 2011

You can do so many fun things once you know the technique for making the loopy hair bow. That is probably why I love these bows so much. I really enjoying playing with color and mixing things up!

Here are some really pretty hair bows that have been made using the same loopy technique that I showed you yesterday. These bows were made by my fellow Etsy Bows team members. Hope these give you some inspiration!




The yellow center of this bow is made using the same loopy bow technique. It is the same bow, just turned upside down so that the loops go under:



And, here’s one more pretty loopy bow!



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