Friday, September 16, 2011

Finished Order!!!

Cosby Little League Football Cheerleader bow order is finished!  And just in time for their pictures last night.   I was able to snag a couple pictures while the girls were waiting in line.

These bows were special ordered to coordinate both with the traditional uniforms and the t-shirt/short outfits that we had made this year.   Each bow is a basic pinwheel bow on a double ribbon spike foundation.  Because these are used for cheerleading, I have followed the standard competition guidelines of no metal used.   Each bow is handsewn to a no metal clasp ponytail holder.

I am very pleased with this style.  The above bows are a 5" bow but I also make these in 4" and 3" styles.

As I mentioned in my last post football season is my busy season.  I finished this order and immediately had to begin the bow making process for the games this weekend.  So excited to be busy!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm still here!!!!

Life around the Rathbun household has been a little crazy in the past few months.   We learned we are expecting unexpectedly.   Our new bundle of joy should be here the first of December!
As a result things have been a little out of routine for us.

But now that we have adjusted to the idea of our newest blessing, it had become a time of preparing.
I've been busy trying to finish up some UFOs so I can get started on all those cute little baby quilts and accessories.

This one is the center of a quilt I've been working on for hubby.  Still need to finish the outer border for this quilt top.

But most of my "free" time is currently being spent on hairbows.   I make and sell throughout the year but usually football season is my highest volume.  Of course that may be because this year both of our daughters are cheerleaders for our Little League.

I have seen a lot about sharing the process on many of the crafting blogs that I read so here is my attempt to share the process.

This is what my craft table currently looks like.  Looks almost organized doesn't it?  HA!!!  Unfortunately this table is currently set up in the middle of my living room.  Every year at this time hubby and I discuss my need for a separate craft room but there just is no room.   And now with a new baby coming?   But we do have some ideas that I hope to be able to share soon.

The above picture is part of an order for my daughter's Little League community.  Bows for all three levels of cheerleaders should be finished sometime today.

Here is how my family spends out home football games.

My 8 year old cut off my head when she took the picture.

Fighting with the wind to keep the bows on the table is always a challenge.

I love creating and hairbows have given me that outlet as well as a way to help with the fundraising for our Little League.  

What about you?   How does your crafting and creating inspire you?