How to tie a PERFECT BOW!

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I have searched and searched and SEARCHED for how to tie a straight bow! FINALLY I found out how!! Recently I received a gift of Jo Malone perfume from my dear husband. Upon looking at the bow on the box, I noticed how beautiful it was – how symmetrical – how even – how it didn’t tilt to one side like MY bows! As I carefully untied the bow, I took photos of each step of untying (it would drive me crazy to watch someone open a gift as slowly as I did – he is a very patient man!) and I made a video of how to tie this most perfect of bows! Here is a link to the video – for your reference and my own!! Enjoy!!

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How to finish a needlepoint ornament!

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Here are process photos of how I finish needlepoint ornaments! There are many ways to do it, and this is how I do it! I am not great at responding to comments, so please do not feel bad if you do not hear from me – just thought you might enjoy!

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…..and a different way to finish the top loop……

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Making Decorated Hollow Easter Eggs – How To & Sources!

 

Easter is just around the corner!  Here is a repeat of last year’s information on making Blown Out Hollow Eggs, dying them and decorating tips!  Pics, videos and sources! Scroll to the bottom for Sources and links to the supplies!

Buying this kit is by far the easiest way - Amazon among other places sell it. Also - grab a bulb syringe at the drugstore!

 

SOURCES!!

Blas-Fix Egg Hollowing Kit available at Amazon

Rubber Syringe available at Amazon

Aileen’s Tacky Glue Pen (used in the video) at Amazon

Aileen’s Brush On Tacky Glue available at Amazon

German Glass Glitter available at Rags-N-Tags

Victorian Cutouts and Dresden Trim (gold foil decorations in pictures) from Blumchen

 

 

 

 

How to make a perfectly matched set of ear wires every time!


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How to Make Hollow Eggs, Dye, Dry and Decorate them….the easy way!

Click on photos to enlarge them so that you can read the text which is FULL of information!!!

STEP 1. HOW TO BLOW OUT AN EGG……the easy way

How to Blow out an Egg for making Hollow Eggs…..below is a visual of the supplies and here is a link to the YouTube Video on doing it! WATCH THE VIDEO.

Alternative to buying a kit

 STEP 2. HOW TO DYE AND DRY AN EGG….the easy way

Link:  WATCH THE VIDEO!!!!

STEP 3. HOW TO DECORATE THE EGGS…the easy way

Watch how to decorate the eggs I made in the basket….don’t be a smarty pants and think “Oh I can figure that out”…..watch the video — I promise you will learn something — like how to give the egg traction and keep it from flying out of your hand while you are decorating it and see more supplies for decorating the eggs!  Link: WATCH THE VIDEO