Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shamrock YO YO

LOVES it!

Shamrock yoyo hairclip tutorial via Bobbityboo



Valentine's HEART hair clip tutorial

Here's an easy clippie tutorial just in time for Valentine's Day!

via Double Stitching


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sweet Treats Auction

Come visit the SWEET TREATS AUCTION and bid on some bows!


Friday, November 16, 2012

EAT MORE HAM?!

Check out these cute turkey clips :)

funky turkey headband via MommyCraftsAlot on youtube

turkey ribbon sculpture via Agape Love Designs



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Winter Wonderland Auction!! Bid on some Bows

There are so many FAB bows in this auction. I am thrilled to introduce them to you :)

Check out the link below and BID!


Some of the bows available :







Sunday, November 4, 2012

Battle of the BOWS!!

Hurry! The auction is still going on until this evening. You can get some fantastic bows at great deals (perfect fall creations!)

BATTLE OF THE BOWS facebook page







Saturday, October 20, 2012

Who's YOUR Mummy? Shabby flower headband

This is adorable! I just love seeing her photos of baby Kennedy :) She is a doll. Visit mommycraftsalot on youtube for this tutorial and many more.



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Fun Fairy Boutique FUNKY LOOPY HAIRBOW TUTORIAL GIVEAWAY

And the winners are:


HOLLY!! (Congrats)

&


Sara!! (Congrats))

Sending you two ladies an email right now! *And you should be hearing from The Fun Fairy Boutique shortly regarding the instructions.

Thanks everyone for entering!








Do you remember the first giveaway we did with The Fun Fairy Boutique? Well, it was such a hit that I decided to ask for another giveaway just for you guys!

Dreaming of making beautiful bows like the ones above? Stop dreaming and MAKE THEM YOURSELF!

That's right, The Fun Fairy Boutique has everything you need to know regarding the FUNKY LOOPY hair bow right here in this tutorial.


Right now you can purchase the Funky Loopy Hair Bow Instructions for $9.99.
I've been hearing rave reviews ever since this tutorial was published.

I am sure you will be making AWESOME hairbows in no time ; )



----GIVEAWAY---- 


Guess what?? We are giving away (2) copies of The Fun Fairy Boutique's funky loopy hairbow instructions.
That's right, you could win your very own copy RIGHT HERE!

To enter simply do the following:

Visit The Fun Fairy Boutique on facebook and give her a THUMBS UP (like) Be sure to tell her I like Big Bows sent you : ) 

Once you have completed the above requirement then you can complete any or all of the following:
(extra entries)

For one additional entry visit and like I like Big Bows on facebook.

Be sure to leave 2 comments below (one for each task completed IF you participate in the additional entry.)

This giveaway will end on Wednesday Oct 24th .

Friday, October 12, 2012

Princess Leia STAR WARS ribbon sculpture

And here is Priness Leia!! by Sewing Chick

Be sure to run and check her blog out : )



Now I have the Star Wars tune stuck in my head!




I like Big Bows FIRST AUCTION

I like big bows will host our very first auction on October 29th! There is a special theme too!

The theme: Winter Wonderland

To participate please see the AUCTION DETAILS on our facebook page.

We would love to see YOUR bows : )

NO FEE!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Guest Post: Linda of MommyCraftsAlot answers OUR questions

~Pulled from the archives~ 
Getting you ready for a very special MCAL tutorial to debut next week ONLY on I like big bows!!!

** 

It's 2012!! (Time to get some NEW things rolling over at I like Big Bows. Don't you agree?)

Something NEW we are working on is Guest Posts and Interviews with some of your favorite bow makers, crafters and hair gurus.

Our first interview is none other that Linda of MommyCraftsAlot *Youtube and My Name is Momma *Blog

I have "known" Linda for quite some time. She used to sell on ebay years ago when I was really big into the boutique clothing craze. I bought MANY bows from her : ) Speaking of ebay, I am not sure if you guys know this or not but she is the ORIGINAL founder of the very first ALL BOW GROUP on ebay, The Bowfairies. Her id was ribbonrockstar back then. She also went by PrincezzPigailz (originally).


She also used to sell hairbow instructions because I bought my very first set from her and back then there were only 3 sellers selling them. WOW! Have we come a long way.
**A few FACTS for ya : )

Now you can find Linda on youtube and yes her AWESOME hairbow tutorials too and her blogs (Of course when she is not busy taking care of 4 kids!)

---Let's get to business now----

*We asked Linda a few questions and here are her answers :

How long have you been selling/making hair bows? I started making bows almost 9 years ago. I wish I had a photo of my first bows. One word: EEEK! I will be the first to tell you, Practice and LOTS OF IT makes BETTER BOWS. LOL! I sold on ebay when boutique clothing was huge. I matched my bows to the designer's clothing and was a member of several Boutique groups including The BowFairies. (That was my baby at the time.) I did hand over leadership nearly 4 years ago when my kiddos were getting bigger and I was no longer able to participate in launches and things. We had some fun times back in the day!

What do you enjoy most about bow-making? I love the creativity. I like to envision something in my head and then see it come to life. I also like to help others do the same. (The reason I created MommyCraftsAlot)

Do you have a favorite bow that you have made (past or present)? Oh gosh, I don't know...It would probably be a pair of bows that I did for the Willy Wonka debut (Yeah, that was awhile back). These bows were HUGE and filled with so many different ribbon patterns and colors. I also remember they brought in a nice little price (But back then it was nothing for a pair of bows to go for $40 or even higher) Crazy, huh?

Tell us about yourself! Well, I am a 30 PLUS 3 (snicker) year old sahm to my 4 little munchkins. (You can see their photos on my blog www.mynameismomma.com) Meghan is 13, Connor is 8, Reagan is 7 and Kennedy is 4 months old. We live in the south where sweet tea reigns supreme! I homeschool 3 out of the 4 kiddos. I enjoy crafting, vlogging, photography and cheesy comedies. Oh, I also have a hubby! We have been married nearly 14 years.

How on earth do you do it? ie: 4 kids, homeschooling, crafting, blogging etc. Well, I don't sleep! ha

Favorite websites to visit *Ahem...besides I like Big Bows (hehe) Youtube, Pinterest and Twitter

Do you have a bow IDOL (Someone that inspires you?) hmm...This is a hard question since I don't buy or sell bows anymore. I do enjoy the bows I find when I visit I like Big Bows : ) There is a lot of talent in the bowmaking world, that is for sure.

Can you share some of your designs with us? Sure! Thanks for having me!!!




I want to thank Linda so much for agreeing to be interviewed. I also want to thank her so much because she has helped I like Big Bows out tremendously over the past year. I have been a blog follower of hers since she started and will watch for what comes next!

HAIRBOW TUTORIALS by MOMMYCRAFTSALOT (click it)

MommyCraftsAlot on facebook

Check out the next post as Linda gives us a design idea just in time for Valentine's Day.

Fabric Hair Flower tutorial

Check it out : Charming hair flower tutorial via Fave Crafts



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I LOVE IT !! YODA ribbon sculpture tutorial (Star Wars)

May the force be with you!

Check it out, people. It's YODA!!






This yoda/star wars ribbon sculpture tutorial can be found over at Sewing Chick.

Tell her how much you love it : )

LARGE bow headband tutorial

Two Cheeky Monkey's will show you how to make this LARGE bow headband. Head on over and check it out : )


Battle of the Bows : )

Have you LIKED the page (BATTLE OF THE BOWS) yet?

Ya better hurry! The next competition is already in the works and the following competition is already filling up. This is a HOT little comp!  ~Fun to watch also~

You must participate in the competitions in order to list your bow in the auction that soon follows. THE FIRST AUCTION WAS A HUGE HIT!



Monday, October 8, 2012

Ads are BACK

We took a little break from hosting ads on the sidebar over the summer. We are BACK now!
If you would like to have your banner featured on our side bar please contact me at mommylikesbows@gmail.com.


Just a glimpse of our numbers here at I like big bows : 


(click for original size)

It's a great way to get your site out there!!!

Current rates:

250x250 banner ad $25 per month
text link ads $20 per month (no image, just text)

We also do featured posts and giveaway posts. 

Inquire on those via email.

NEW feature on the I L B B facebook page : )

I just started a brand new feature on the facebook page. Each week I will be featuring a bow of the week to use as my profile photo. If your photo is chosen then a link will be placed underneath and a special feature post will be published. 

If you would like to be the PROFILE BOW OF THE WEEK please send me a message via facebook or post your photo on our I like Big Bows group page.

This week's feature :





TUTU cute by TUTULAND on etsy : )

There is so much CUTE in this post. SO MUCH!
 Daddy's, hide your wallets.

You have been warned!


See? I told ya so! CUTE OVERLOAD : )

Do you like what you see? adorable tutus, mini witch hats, fluffbands and boutique top hats? You must visit TutuLand on etsy.

Tell her we sent ya : )


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scary Spider headband for Halloween

It's creepy.
It's crawly.
Don't scream!!!

You can make your own creepy crawly spider hair clip headband with the tutorial by Babes in Hair Land.



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ghost hair clip tutorial

BOOOOO!

(in a good way!)

Check out this ghost hair clip tutorial by "The Crafty Charlestonian"


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lollipop Lollipop OH LOLLY LOLLY POP!

REUSE!






Make these super SWEET lollipop hair clips with an old t-shirt :)

CHEAP grosgrain ribbon for hair bows

Gifts International Inc. sells grosgrain ribbon CHEAP!



I'm NOT saying it's the best quality because it is definitely NO SCHIFF or OFFRAY however if you are new to bow making and don't want to mess up your expensive ribbons before mastering your LOOPS. I highly recommend checking them out : )

You can get 50 yds of 1.5" for a measley $4!!

What I do NOT recommend is joining a GROUP BUY on facebook and purchasing Gifts Intl ribbon! NO NO NO : )

It is much cheaper to buy it straight from the site yourself. There are buy hosts on facebook trying to make a buck or two off of you.

BUYS are meant to save you money and get GREAT products at GREAT prices. Great would be joining a buy for Offray or Schiff ribbon or some of the prints out there.

Always ask questions before handing someone your money! If they don't want to answer BUY SOMEWHERE ELSE!

Those are just my words of advice for Sunday September 16 :) *CHEESE*

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Almost pumpkin picking time!

Check out these PUMPKIN inspired tutorials !!


pumpkin hairbow tutorial

pumpkin hair bow tutorial by For Kicks and Giggles


pumpkin hair clip tutorial by Life on the Ridge Side


Thursday, September 13, 2012

My LOVE list for the week :)

I thought we would try something a little different this week. I want to share some "LOVES" of mine! These are bows (headbands hair accessories) that I have found while browsing. These are bows that I LOVE! 

Please click the link below each photo for information on how to order! SUPPORT THESE MOMMAS!

funky owl by andjane







birthday bow mommycraftsalot