Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Little Late Night Sewing

Last night my good friend Alice came over for a little late night sewing.  The order of the day?  Bows.  Simple Bows, to be exact.  I'll share the tutorial soon.

For about the past month I've been planning a little (big?) craft night for all of my local friends.  Lots of ladies.  Lots of sweets.  And--for this month--lots of Simple Bows.

Alice has been a gem and helped me plan things.

Alice: Where are you going to put the desserts?
Me: I don't know.  Maybe we could put some on the piano.
Alice: Ok.  Where are you going to put the goodie bags?
Me: I don't know.  Maybe on the piano.
Alice: Maybe we should think this through...

Let's just say that--were it not for her keen mind--everything would be on the piano and I still would not have fully thought through how many sewing machines we'll need.  You know, minor details.

Alice is also really good at making suggestions.

She says things like, "I just had this idea.  Maybe we should..." and then she tells me a really good idea and I kind of sit there wondering why she doesn't just say, "Katie, this is what you need to do."

I'm glad we're friends.

So a couple days ago when Alice said, "I just had this idea.  It's probably going to be pretty crazy with everything going on that night.  Maybe you should teach me how to make the bows ahead of time so I can kind of help people too."

Uhh... yeah.  That's a really good idea.

So last night Alice came over and I taught her how to make the bows.  She may or may not have showed me up with really cute fabric and a wider strip in the middle than I originally planned.

And then when she finished her little trio she said, "You should take pictures!"

So I did.

See?  Alice has really good ideas.

I kind of just need her to be my personal secretary.

Good thing we're already friends.  So she basically already is my personal secretary, but I don't have to pay her.  That's what friends are for, right?

Anyway, Simple Bows.  They're easy and fun.  And there will be lots and lots more (and a tutorial) coming soon.

But, in the mean time, be sure to tell Alice how awesome hers turned out in the comments.


shannon said...

Pretty little bows Alice! And the crafty ladies night sounds like so much fun. I might need to plan one of my own :)

Lisa Lou said...

Cool! Are these for hair or can they be for bowties too? I think our little man needs one. Unless, they're for hair, then maybe not...

Whitney said...

Those are ADORABLE! I want to come to your craft night REAL bad!

Jill said...

She is also my personal secretary and we live on the other side of the world from each other. Cute bows, Alice. Have fun at the craft night.

Lauren said...

That looks so cute! I might have to show up with some striped fabric now...

Kathy Haynie said...

The stripes are so great because they could be a bow tie for a little man OR a elegant bow for a classy girl. Attagirl, Alice. I'm cheering you and Katie on.

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said...

i like your bows. i think baby hartmann needs some.... *hint hint*....but in mini size...just a thought :). haha!

love you crafty pants!