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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 17:14 #1

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Inspired by the 'Disney Ribbons' over on tumblr I decided to make some mini hair bows inspired by, not disney, but FranKo and Dave Giles. I've also recently been thinking of doing one inspired by the characters from FFIX, but I'd have to really sit down and think about what colours represent each character.

So far I've made three.
The first one pictured, modelled by my Punzie doll, is on a French Barrette clip.
The second is on an alligator style slide clip and is for my friend Holly. She's got shorter hair than me so a Barrette wouldn't be any good.
And the third is on a regular hair slide clip and is Dave Giles inspired. He has different colours as the backgrounds on his badges, as well as his merchandise. Hoodies are purple, T-shirts are green and his badges have been or are green, purple, white, blue, pink and red. (I think he's done pink anyway).

I've also bought some wider purple ribbon and narrower green so I can remake the Dave one, possibly a little bigger. I've also considered getting some cheapish headbands and putting them on those. It's something to think about for sure.
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 17:18 #2

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So that is a fan button in the middle of the ribbon? Neat idea!
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 17:23 #3

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Yeah. at the December FranKo show I bought a set of the new badges and they seemed perfect to go in the middle of these bows. I might see if the manager has any of the older design left, as I actually prefer the older logo over the new one.

I'm on the lookout for some 25mm black ribbon so I can make a slightly larger one. But of course the local hobbycraft didn't have any black satin ribbon in 25mm yesterday. Typical.
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:17 #4

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I've got some more of these to show off!
I'll upload some photos later. =D
I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:21 #5

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Dun dun dun... where are they?! Huh? Huh? *rummages through Lirael's pockets*
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:31 #6

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They're on my harddrive waiting to be uploaded. XD I stayed up too late last night and was half way through far too many jobs to get any one finished properly. XD (Go me)

So. Here they are!

A Larger Dave Giles inspired one. Possibly my favourite if I'm honest.
That Blue tartan/plaid ribbon was just far too cute not to buy a metre. <3
And the Green/white/silver one is again, inspired by Dave, although it's the wrong shade of green. His T-shirts are green with white writing you see.

More to follow.
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:32 #7

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First two are on headbands that I covered with ribbon. They're not really anything special, I just thought they looked quite nice really.
The last one was made for my sisters girlfriend, and hasn't been uploaded anywhere else as it's a surprise for her (She'll never look here so it's cool).
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:33 #8

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See, that's a point where our stores suck. I'm always on the lookout for small ribbons like on your first pic and can only get a few online but in the city? No way, despite 2 fabric stores and an artstore.

I like the first ribbon best too, it's so colourful. :)
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:35 #9

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Really? You have trouble getting hold of 3mm ribbon? That sort of surprises me...

I've mostly been using 15mm ribbons, but the purple organza was made using 10 and 5mm because that's what I had. And the larger colourful one uses the 20mm Purple and 3mm other colours.

Any that have a 'stripe' are actually two pieces of 10mm with the 5mm across the middle. It's really quite effective at hiding the 'join' line. =D
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[Craft] Ribbon hair bows 26 May 2013 18:36 #10

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Oh wow. I really neglected posting here! I've made so many since the last one!



I pinned a piece of velvet ribbon to the top of my wardrobe to hang these from. You can't see it, but I have a different kind of hair grip clipped to the bottom of the ribbon, weighting to so that some of these sit straight. Like the one with the daffodil on it.



Some detail of the flowered bow. I made those flowers too. They were really easy. XD



A bit of detail of the larger Dave bows. The top one was made using 30mm purple, and 10mm tails, they're all curled. The one below was made with 25mm purple, 10mm purple tail and 'knot', the other tails are 3mm. Again, all curled, but the 3mm doesn't take the curl that great.



The blue and purple organza ribbon. Inspired by a song with the line 'I wanna be blues, I wanna be greens, I wanna be, flying on dragonfly wings'. I would have put a dragonfly in the middle, but as is typical, my charms have disappeared. Instead there's some beads to add something to the 'knot' =).



Had a problem with this one. I got glue on the 'tails', and because I thought it was the ribbon I was using for the 'knot', I just cut it off! Only after this did I realise it was a tail, and that, actually, hot glue comes off this kind of ribbon really easy! So I lost one pony from each tail. oops.



This one's still unfinished. It needs a key on the 'knot' and the clip on the back. But it's the same as this next one, which I made to clip onto the band on my favourite hat.

I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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