Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flowers in Bloom!

I know, I know. I have been a bad blogger. Sometimes life seems to get in the way of sitting down in front of a computer for even a few minutes. Personally, if I find free time, I prefer to spend it making new things! So, here are a few of the new things I've come up with!

Large "Black Dahlia"
This is a very big and unique headband! It is made from black, faux leather material, that has a slight "leathery" texture on the top side. It is all pieced together to make one of my favorite flowers - the dahlia! The center of the flower is made of several different sizes faux pearls, and a few black rhinestones. It sits slightly to the side, on top of a black satin lined metal headband. Jolee has worn this to school, and tells me that everyone loves it!

This will sell for $21.00

Medium "Black Dahlia"
This headband is a smaller version of the above headband. Still just as beautiful though!

This headband will sell for $18.00

White Daisey Zipper Headband
This is one of Jolee's new favorites! It is a white/silver zipper made into a cutesy little flower. It sits on top of a white satin lined metal headband. I will also be making these in black, pink and purple! Zippers are all the rage right now!

This will sell for $15.00

Champagne Flower Headbands
I have not decided if I will sell these or not. I think they are absolutely precious, but I haven't shown them to many people to get their opinions on them. If you do like them, please let me know!  The colors are slightly different from the outdoor photos to the indoor ones. The outdoor photos are the best representation of the color of the flowers.

Team Bows!

I've gotta represent for my Kansas City teams! I am a born and raised Kansan, so I love to make things using the local teams that I have cheered on for many years. Here's the KU Jayhawks bow! It uses lots of different grosgrain ribbon and two different printed team ribbons. It has fun red marabou feathers poking out from beneath the KU zebra bottlecap center. It is placed on a french barrette. 
Rockchalk Jayhawk!

Both team bows will sell for $12.00

Go Chiefs!
Here is the KC Chiefs bow! It is made very similar to the KU bow, using the same number of grosgrain ribbons, along with the marabou feathers and the Chiefs bottlecap center. It is also on a french barrette.

KU Bottlecap Headband
Here is another KU piece! Cute grosgrain ribbons topped by a KU bottlecap, on top (and to the side) of a red, grosgrain ribbon wrapper headband.

This will sell for $8.00

As always, please email me if you have any questions if you see anything you like or have any questions! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Introducing Jolee!

It was a beautiful day here in Missou
ri yesterday, so the family and I headed out to shoot some pictures. I've been wanting to get some for a while now with Jolee wearing some things, but it just didn't seem to work out till yesterday. For not doing a whole lot of anything, we stay pretty busy! 

Anyways, we drove out to a local park that has pretty bridges overlooking a creek and the sun was at a perfect spot in the sky. We HAD to take along Copper, and as a result, he makes an appearance in several pictures. Jolee is a fantastic kid to have in front of the camera (it loves her!). She's already looking forward to the next time we go out for pictures. 

This first headband is one that I have not posted pictures of previously. I will ASAP, however.

This is the zipper headband in black from the first post on the blog

She LOVES her dog :)

This next headband is another that I just came up with the other day. I will also be posting info on it along with the first one in this post.

This is the pink and white rolled flower headband, listed in a previous post

Little brother had to get in on one too!

These are pictures of the five petal flower clip in white, also previously listed

This is the brown and white rolled flower headband as listed in the first post

These are both the pink ruffle flower headband from one of my most recent posts. I seem to always get a slightly different shade of pinks in almost any picture of it, but I feel that the first picture is the closest to the actual color :)

This is a hot pink and black rolled flower headband with a fluffy black feather. The feather slightly blends into her hair, but there is another picture of it in a recent post

These last two are of the pink and white burnt flower and rosette headband. This comes in several other colors also, like black, purple and teal ( the burnt flowers change color, not the rosette)

We ran out of sunlight towards the end, and weren't able to get pictures of everything I wanted to. Darn, we'll have to go out and be girly-girls another day! As my dad would say: It's a tough job, but someones got to do it!"

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Welcome to ETSY!

I am proud to say I have finally joined the ETSY community of sellers. I know everyone got tired of hearing that I would begin listing "tomorrow", but I said that with good reason. I wanted to feel like I had control over everything and knew exactly what I was getting into. I want to do the best job I can do at this, and if that meant waiting a few more weeks than I would have liked, then so be it! I feel comfortable now in this new role, and now that I am ready to be in business. That doesn't mean that I won't have days that I won't feel stressed or overwhelmed, but I can say that I am now ready for those days!

So, come on by and check out my shop sometime! I will be adding alot over the next few days. And so it begins! :)


Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Additions!

Here we are. The end of a fabulous weekend! Back to the daily grind tomorrow! Luckily for me, our grind is a wonderful one centered around kids, so it's not one I'm sad to see come. 
I've been busy coming up with some new things. I enjoy making things that Jolee would love, and that I love as well, but I have yet to find out what many other people really love. So, I welcome any and all feedback on what anyone thinks would sell well (and even things that would not!). Feel free to send me any emails or comments!

Hello Kitty:
I don't know about any other moms of 'tween' aged girls, but Hello Kitty is HUGE in this house!

Here's a large pinwheel bow make with moonstitch grosgrain ribbon with a french barrette
Price : $8.00
Here is a slightly smaller pinwheel bow with pink and red korker ribbon and a rhinestone center and     french barrette.
Price : $7.00

Flower Clips!

Here's something new I came up with. Six petal flowers made of grosgrain ribbon, sequin centers and lined alligator clips
Price for 1 : $5.00

Zebra five petal flowers with rhinestone centers on bobby pins
Price : $5.00 for two (2)

Beautiful white, five petal flower with a gorgeous rhinestone center, on a lined alligator clip.
Price : $6.00

I plan on experimenting alot with my new KU bottle caps I recently made. I will also have Kansas City Chiefs bottlecaps soon too. I will be making several different types of bows and clips using these. I will post them as soon as I make some! Until then, here's what I whipped up tonight:
Price : $5.00 for one (1)


Black and white twisted rosette headband with a black and white gem center, on a satin                          lined headband
Price : $12.00

Hot pink, lime green and black twisted rosette headband with a black feather on a satin lined headband. Jolee and her friends liked this one alot!
Price : $12.00

I've posted pictures before of my zipper flower headbands, but I've recently added the black/silver combo.
Price : $15.00

This is a pink/soft pink ruffled headband. Three ruffled flowers on a satin lined headband.
Price : $12.00