Archive for the ‘Ribbon Artwork’ Category

The end of the hairbows (for now)

August 9, 2008

And here are more hairbows made by my sister, Christina, for her daughter:


…and because I had taken all of my sister’s hairbows away (to photograph them), she had no bows left for when she did her daughter’s hair.  So she MADE these two…

Here is a close-up:

Neat, huh?  It blew me away that she could make them so quickly!

…and still more hairbows

August 9, 2008

I have more photographs of my sister’s ribbon artwork here:

She made a lilypad with a frog, and then didn’t want to make the same thing again, so that is why the second one has a bee on it. 

This following blue and white one is actually layered ribbon.  She burns the ends of the ribbons very quickly with a cigarette lighter to keep them from fraying. 

I love these mice!! 

More ribbon bows

July 31, 2008

Here are more bows made by my sister Christina…

The little roses are pre-made;  she just tacks them onto the ribbon underneath. 

I love these blue argyle ones!

I think my niece has a lavender shirt with a purple hippo on it, and my sister made these to match…

I LOVE the butterfly charms here!

They are even prettier in real life!!

Ribbon Hairbows

July 28, 2008

My sister Christina recently showed me some hairbows she made with ribbon for her baby daughter.  She gave me permission to photograph them!  Here are some of them in all their glory:

 The next one is my favourite one – I love this ribbon combination!!

Are these not totally gorgeous?!!!  I bow to her as the Ribbon Queen.  I found the book Ribbonwork: The Complete Guide on her bookcase, among other ribbon books, but this is the one I looked at and read during free moments.  Christina said she did not hand-make some of the little roses;  some of those are pre-made and were bought at various craft stores, and all she did was stitch them on.  She also said she did actually just use “cheap craft ribbon” which the book warns against.  These photos do not do them justice.  In real life they are even more cute and adorable, and are just totally perfect for my little niece’s little wisps of hair!  AND, they match her outfits!!!