Tuesday, December 29, 2009


These headbands are a very popular item these days. These particular headbands were a Christmas gift from a grandmother to her grandaughters. I chose the same font for all of them, but the font, the ribbon color, and the thread color can all be changed to suit you.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas bows

I've been very busy this month making lots of Christmas bows. My embroidery machine ran non-stop for most of last week making custom headbands, key fobs, mugs, and badge reels. I'll post photos of some of these later since they are gifts...wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Made for klutzes like me!

I was so excited when the nice UPS man delivered these insulated tumblers. After doing my chores I grabbed the box and went upstairs to play with them. Somehow I managed to drop one. I shuddered as it hit every stair step on its way down to the brick floor at the bottom of the stairs. I was quite surprised to discover that it was still in one piece. I hadn't planned on keeping a mug for myself, but that sucker just fell down a whole flight of stairs and might somehow be defective. So now I am the proud owner of the stainless steel mug on the left. I use it all the time too!

The stainless steel tumbler holds 12 ounces and the other one holds 16 ounces. Both are great for either hot or cold. At first I was disappointed that I didn't drop the 16 ounce one, but 12 ounces really is plenty. I have lots of fabric that can be embroidered for the insert. If you want one I promise not to drop it!
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Friday, November 27, 2009

For the stocking

Or for yourself. Have no idea what to get the difficult-to-buy-for person? How about an embroidered key fob. I used the same font on both of these, but have several others from which to choose. And fabrics??? Well, I've got you covered in that area too. I've amassed quite a collection and can find something for anyone. This is the short version (four and a half inches); the longer version can fit over the wrist. These are $8 each.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Are you ready for some rivalry?

In South Carolina this Saturday is one game not to miss. Carolina will be playing Clemson. I will not be at the game, but my headbands will be there. Hope they have fun. Go Carolina!!
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is Jane. See Jane smile. See the cute little monogrammed pinwheel bow that makes Jane smile. (Doesn't having the right accessory make you smile?) Smile, Jane, smile!
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

What's for lunch?

Tucked into the care package for my daughter who lives on the other side of the country was a lunch bag with her first initial embroidered on it. I wanted to use a three-initial monogram but she will soon have a last name and new initials. Yes, my girl is getting married!!

I have a few more of this same lunch bag as well as a bigger bag in the same design. Contact me if you're interested in one.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Opinions, please

Which do you prefer with the monogram, the pinwheel bow (shown in brown) or the boutique bow (shown in light ivory)?
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Friday, September 11, 2009


I finished a custom order for embroidered badge reels last night and left them sitting on the kitchen table. This morning I noticed that the reigning Scrabble champion (my husband) had found them and decided to make a little game out of them. My son witnessed the impromptu photo session and told me that I could make better words than these. Sounds like we need a game night around here soon!

I realize that the M doesn't make a word. I just really like the way it looks in this font and had to add it. Off to the side are many letters that I could have added to make my own word, but I'm just realizing this now while blogging rather than in the moment. No wonder I always lose!
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Thursday, September 3, 2009


Pardon the poor coloring of the photo below. It's evening and not a good time to take photos in natural light, so the kitchen counter will have to suffice.

I've been busy making cheer bows for some little ladies who will make their cheering debut at tomorrow night's high school football game. Local elementary school girls who took a cheer clinic last weekend have the opportunity to show off their newly learned skills. As women everywhere know, we must have the right accessories. Hence, the selections below. GO EAGLES!!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My new toy

Wow! Has it really been that long since I posted? Where have I been?? Well, I've been enjoying my summer. Also I got a new toy, an embroidery machine. I've had fun learning how to play with it. A friend of mine hinted that she would love a key fob with her name on it. She requested a bright color that would be easy to spot. Since she has several small children I decided to make it long enough so that she can just slip it on her arm. Here it is. She loved it, by the way.

I'm just happy I remembered to take a photo of it before giving it to her. I've made several fun gifts lately....a set of burp cloths, a set of kitchen towels. Since I always seem to forget to take a photo, you'll just have to take my word for how cute they turned out.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

You're a grand old flag!

This Sunday, June 14th, is Flag Day here in the good old USA. Flag day is of course the day we commemorate the adoption of our flag in 1777. Here are some bows that are perfect for the occasion.

Below, Brooke wears the red, white, and blue for a Memorial Day parade here in town. These are ponytail streamers. They're in my etsy shop.

Here's another shot of Brooke enjoying the parade. Her little sister, Tally, is wearing the bigger version of the patriotic bow. Little brothers wear the ever appropriate camo.

A close up the the ponytail streamer. I think it's way cuter on Brooke!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer means watermelon!

I know it's not officially summer yet, but I live in the South where summer starts early. Can you guess what my favorite summer treat might be?
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Thursday, May 7, 2009


I love to garden; I have several rose bushes that are all in bloom as I speak. I cannot leave those beautiful blooms outside though. I simply must cut them and brighten my home with them. Unfortunately I'm no floral artist.

Here are a couple of bow arrangements that I made for the Help Cure Ana Maria fundraiser this Saturday in Beaufort. While my arranging isn't the best, the point is to raise money for this precious child's healthcare. If you're in the area, stop by and meet Ana Maria. And please, please pray for her and her family.
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Workin' the system

For those who live within a two hour drive of Beaufort, SC, there is a way to get bow goodies for free.....invite your friends over for a bow show!  I set up my incentives in ways that benefit you.  With items that start as low as $1, there's something for everyone.  Please email me for more info.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I had to play with this dotty ribbon as soon as it came in the mail. I couldn't decide which one I liked better, the milk chocolate ribbon or the dark chocolate. Which do you prefer? For some reason the blue one looks a little wonky in the picture, but behaves nicely in person. I guess some bows just aren't very photogenic!
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

In honor of Belle

When I saw this ribbon it reminded me of my favorite daschund, Belle. Belle isn't my dog, rather she owns my former neighbors, the Smiths. We're kindred spirits when it comes to dogs, so I made this little key fob in honor of Belle. Belle's people were quite happy to have a reminder of her.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cute girl from far away

This is Lindsay, my eldest child. She's currently on the other side of the country where she attends school. In her Easter care package I added several toggle headbands. I knew I could trust Lindsay to let me know if a college student would actually wear one of these. Turns out that they do, or at least this one does.

This is what it looks like beneath. The toggle allows the headband to be adjustable. I add a little no-slip grip to the inside because a girl needs to know her headband isn't going anywhere!

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Friday, April 17, 2009

My Easter Peeps

When I was a little girl Easter meant a new dress and new shoes which had to last all spring and summer. Now that I'm older I treasure Easter for what it truly is, the resurrection of my Savior. Still, it's fun to watch little girls come into church bedecked in their Easter finery. This year I had a part in some girls' Easter bedecking. The following links will take you on a little Easter parade.....


Thursday, April 16, 2009

So let's just make it ice cream week. I love this ribbon. The sweet little pink (er, strawberry) dots on chocolate- it's just so feminine.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I guess it's ice cream week

And this is heavy on the strawberry. I've also done this heavy on chocolate, but I forgot to take photos of that before it sold.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Neopolitan Fun

Here's the same color combination in a korker. This is the second best selling item I make.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

I scream, you scream...

I don't know about you, but when I hear the word neopolitan I think ice cream. But lately around my house the word is used to describe the best selling color combination-brown, pink, and cream. Or I guess you could say chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Here's what it looks like in a headband. The one on the top is the most popular item I make.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring is here!

Yesterday I finally planted a butterfly garden. Hopefully I'll have a few real butterflies flitting about my yard soon. For now, I'll have to be satisfied with the ribbon variety.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

For the big sisters

My good friend, Charlotte, is due to have a baby tomorrow. Her sweet daughters are getting new matching outfits to wear when they meet their baby brother for the first time. New outfits need a little accessorizing, don't you think? So do I! I haven't seen the outfits yet, but hopefully one of these will match.

This little flower is new for me. The perfectionist in me wants to get it just right before introducing it, but then again, the perfectionist in me is never satisfied. I'll just have to post the perfected versions some other time.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wishful thinking

Today is the last day of the shortest month of the year. I'm so glad that tomorrow begins a new month. One can typically count on warm days in March in my little part of the world. Warm days bring spring flowers, and I am ready for flowers. In a few months my vases will be boasting daisies, roses and other treats from my yard. For now, on the last day of what seems like the longest, coldest, dreariest month of the year, my vase is showcasing ribbon flowers. Enjoy!