Monday, March 31, 2008

An Etsy Purchase

I've been meaning to post about this forever, but kept forgetting to get a picture!! I have been forever wanting a key fob like that one. I researched a bit and found where I could purchase the supplies to make my own. But after thinking about it, I just wasn't interested in making them. So I searched to buy one. I had a hard time finding one with purple (my favorite color). Etsy had just started the Alchemy section so I thought I'd make a request of one. I got a lot of bids. It was kind of a confusing process, and I'm not sure I'd go through it again unless I REALLY wanted an item I could not find. But anyway, I got a bid from another bow maker at MyRibbonFix. She already had one in her shop that I had missed during my searches. So I bought it, and I LOVE it!!! She also has the most adorable ribbon wands!

My overall experience with Alchemy was a good one, but I think next time I will just use the "request a custom item" feature in a sellers shop. If I ever do it, I'll let you know how it works out!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


My first give away!!! Yay!!
All you need to do is visit my Etsy shop here and post a comment here about something you saw in my store. On April 10th I will put all the names in a hat and have Punky or Munky pull a name out. I will announce the winner, collect your information and send the above set of clippies to you! Easy Peasy and FUN!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


For Easter this year, I made my niece a nylon interchangeable headband and a bow to match her dress. How adorable is she????

For Punky, I made a bow with a triple scoop icecream cone to match her dress from the "Ice Cream Social Line" from Gymboree. I normally don't splurge on their clothing like that. But this dress is made from jersy knit, so I knew she would wear it without complaining. She'll get a ton of use from it!!

For the heck of it, here is Punky and Munky in a rare moment of them sitting together.

I think I posted this bow before, I sold the first one I made and my sister wanted it for her oldest, my other adorable niece, so I made a new one!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I know it's late, and Easter is this weekend LOL! Just wanted to share the Shamrock clip I made for Punky to wear to school, I finished it just before bed the night before :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sock Bun Tutorial

Not enough hair for a pretty bun? Here is an easy way to get a nice full looking bun that is great for ballet class or just for fun! Hair should be about shoulder length or longer. Fine, medium, or coarse works, as does thin, medium, or thick.

Please note that the model here is a 4.5 year old that does not like to have her hair done so it was done super quick right before dance class. For a recital or dressy occasion, I would suggest using some hair products to smooth the hair, and possibly some kind of treat to occupy an unwilling participant :)

Get a crew or athletic type sock that you will not be using anymore and scissors. For a child, a child size sock works best. If you have very fine or thin hair, you may want to find a sock that is close to your color of hair or dye it. Could also use some of an old pair of pantyhose to cover it. Also needed is a few ponytail holders (not pictured)
sock bun tutorial

Cut off the toe and discard
step 2

starting at the toe end, roll up the sock to resemble a donut.
step 3
step 3 complete

Pull hair into a ponytail and secure.
step 4

Place the ponytail through the rolled up sock
step 5

distribute the hair to cover the sock
step 6

place a ponytail holder over the sock and secure
step 7
step 7 complete

wrap any excess hair around the base and secure with either bobby pins or another ponytail holder. Decorate with your favorite Punky N Munky hair accessory if desired :)
last step

Have fun!

Sailor Duck

My "Sailor Duck" :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'll get you my pretty...

...and your little dog too!! The Wicked Witch of the West! I made this one to compliment my Dorothy sculpture, or for anyone who likes villains :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

We've Got Spirit!!

The Cheerleader!

For Fun!

To the tune "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot

I like big bows and I can not lie
You other mothers testify
When a bow is placed on an itty bitty face
it’s like a state of grace
You get ohs, wanna kiss that nose
'Cause you notice that bow was placed
to match the clothes she’s wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna hug ya
And squeeze and love ya

-author unknown

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

There's no place like home!

Complete with ruby like slippers, here is my Dorothy inspired ribbon sculpture.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Etsy on Martha!

I've been having a good time and learning a ton with my shop on Etsy. I know that a lot of people have not heard of Etsy. On Martha Stewarts show she had a segment all about it this week!!! Yay!!! Here is the video, check it out!!