it's no secret, i am a bit of a bow fanatic. actually, i take that back- i am a total bow snob. i can`t help it. i`m the kinda gal that knows what she wants... and simple and classic is the way i roll. i can't do the big flowered headbands, grosgrain ribbon bows just rub me the wrong way for reasons i can't explain (maybe one day i`ll post the picture of 6 year old me in the cat dress and y`all can draw your own conclusions), and anything that looks like it may cut off the circulation to my child's brain is offlimits too.
for the past couple of years, handmade fabric bows have been a staple in our easter baskets. yet, every year i have resorted to Etsy to take care of such things for me. this year, i realized i had all the skills and tools i needed under my belt and i am tackling the job myself. i found this fantastic tutorial over at a beautiful mess and have been a bow making machine for the past couple of nights.
i've weeded through all the girls old dresses and cut wrecklessly around pen-markings and spaghetti stains. it is a wonderful thing to be able to reclaim some of the fabrics from their old clothing and give them a new life. i love that haley and cameron's bow collection now also holds memories from their baby days and its so special to me to be able to put something in their easter basket that was made with scraps from their great grandmother's fabric collection.
i am offering three lucky readers a chance at winning a set of our handmade bows in celebration of easter!
they aren't perfect-- but they are hand stitched with love and are made from little pieces of our family's history.
the winners will recieve a set of 3 wrapped in one of the vintage hankies from our collection because if there's two things i believe this world needs to see more of it is:
1) fabric hairbows
2) floral hankies
oh you agree? well good!
to enter all you need to do is leave a comment and tell me about an article of clothing from your childhood that remains with you (or maybe just in your heart). whether it be your prized signed n*sync shirt... or a hideous rainbow cat dress (ahem!)... or maybe even the pair of rainboots you'd bathe in, sleep in, and track mud through the house in... i want to hear about it!
Giveaway will be closed on April 25.