Ahhh….bows and little girls. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots.
Chocolate and strawberries. Me and chocolate and strawberries. Me and chocolate and strawberries and ice cream.
Me and chocolate and….Ahem…I digress.
I vividly remember my heart beating faster when I put a bow on my daughter’s head for the first time. Granted they were the headband bows but still…every ounce of femininity in me was thrilled that I had this precious creature to dress up to my heart’s content.
Can’t you just tell how thrilled she was about it?
I loved finding just the right bows for each occasion and when she finally had enough hair to graduate from headband bows to the real deal, the doors of possibilities flung wide open!
And then, there came the day when there was even more hair! Which of course meant, curly bows entered the picture. Oh, the sweetness! My heart hurts looking at these pictures!
Her fine, wispy hair has been a challenge at times but at every turn, those bows have come to the rescue!
But, those bows had started taking over! And I was spending WAY too much time every morning digging through them to find just the right one for that day.
So, a couple of weeks ago I asked for some Bow Storage Ideas on Facebook and there were some really creative responses! It got my mind racing with possibilities and also helped jog my memory, which frankly needs quite a bit of jogging to get going…like jogging around the block a few times.
I had completely forgotten about some old shutters I had stashed away and after digging one out and giving it a good cleaning, I got to work!
In my mind this falls into the way too easy and simple and kinda embarrassed to even be blogging about it” category!
So, all I did was scrounge up some ribbon (it needs to be a thick ribbon like this grosgrain) and weave it in and out of the slats of the shutter.