See, I am the oldest of three children so my two boys were the first grandbabies on my side. It has been a true pleasure watching my parents be grandparents. They are so good at it! Then my baby brother (nearly 7" taller and built like a linebacker so hardly qualified as a baby) gets married to a wonderful girl and she and her son easily fit into the family. Imagine our shock and surprise when they quickly announce they are expecting.. and even more surprise when they announce it's a girl!
Now if you are or have once been in my position-- outnumbered by boys, you know how tempting it is to want that girl. So naturally I have an extensive "Future Baby" DIY board on Pinterest dedicated to the possibility. I opened up that board and perused the vast options of frills, bows, and pinks and landed on a simple and fun DIY.. Fabric Bows!
The original poster gives a wonderful demonstration here:
I had so much fun with this! This year my husband has been so good to me when it comes to gifts. For Mother's Day he got me a new sewing machine! My old machine, which was a wonderful learning tool, was a Jalopy compared to my beautiful Convertible. Everything comes so easy!
My second Mother is quite the seamstress and has taught me much in the way of clothing and quilting. She is a perfectionist so most of her items look pristine, too! For the new baby she made a beautiful quilt with fun owl prints, pink, green, blue, and other things so when she was finished I asked for any scraps she might have to spare.
I purchased stretchy lace
Searched for appropriate head lengths to cut the lace (with enough of a hem)
Followed the easy instructions (although I admit I didn't use the pattern, I just eyeballed it!)
And instead of hot gluing or trying to hand stitch the center of the bow to the lace headband, I used a decorative stitch on the center of each side of the bow (you could easily use a straight stitch) and now I am the proud owner of some adorable baby bows!
Check out the pictures below and if you're feeling up to a new challenge you should do it! This was a cheap project that looks expensive. As a disclaimer, I am not blogging to give reviews on Pinterest Pins, however I will admit to using them often.