Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Shipping!

This weekend we are offering free shipping on all orders over $35.00. Come on over and see us!
We hope you have a fabulous weekend and have fun shopping!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the shamrock korkers! These adorable korker hair bows are a must have! They are square and rectangle....Who knew?

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Shamrock Korkers Tutorial

Here is the list of supplies you will need to make our shamrock korker hair bows:
wooden dowels
clothes pins
ribbon (I love to "kork" 1/4 in. ribbon)
wood burner
glue gun
needle and strong thread (I use DMC Floss)
lined alligator clips
a little bit of time :)
Attach the ribbon to one end of the dowel with the clothespin, tightly wrap the ribbon around the dowel. I am using square dowels and it is very important to get the ribbon as tight as possible. (I love the square Korkers, the turn out so cute. They do take a little extra time)
As soon as your dowels are ready, put them on a baking sheet and place them in your oven for about 25-30 minutes at 250 degrees. Now this works perfectly for me and the korkers stay korked. You need to watch them, however. Nobody likes burned ribbon. :)
Let them cool, and very carefully unwrap them. HINT: If you choose to use round dowels the unwrapping will be much easier.


Now I couldn't take a picture of myself cutting the Korkers with my burning tool, that would have either been extremely dangerous, or I am not that talented....yet. For these particular bows I just eyeballed instead of measuring the ribbon out. For a set of 2, divide the ribbon into 2 piles.





And begin loading your needle. Place the middle of the ribbon length right through the needle. HINT: Load the entire korker on the needle before you pull it through, it will be so much easier to tie off and the Korker will look a lot better.



Here I have finished loading both needles and am ready to tie off. BIG HINT: When you take the thread through the top of the Korker, put the needle under the top ribbon onto the second in the stack. This will ensure you do not pull the thread all the way through and have to begin again. Just added security.





I was going to add the shamrock ribbon to the clips, but I ran out of time. I love the polka dots, and nobody will see them.






The finished product. I love the squares and the rectangles. So fun and different. These just might bring in the Luck O the Irish!
Now for the GREAT part!
I am giving this set away!
Just leave me a comment on this post and it will automatically entire you in! I would like to ship these on Tuesday of next week so you will have them in time for the holiday!
If you would like extra entries of course you could always tell your friends and fellow bloggers by blogging about it yourself! Let me know!
My followers will have a chance to win their own set! Yes I have 2 sets! Good Luck!






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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coming up....A tutorial and a giveaway all in one post.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

They are gone.........

I am so glad you liked this dress as much as I did. I will watch for something just as cute to come along. I will let you know!

UPDATE 1 has been spoken for, but I have 1 left. I know it says out of stock on the website but I have 1 left, when it is no longer available I will take the entire listing off. (If you are a subscriber to the newsletter from allthingsribbon.com. I would like to apologize for the little grammatical error that came with yesterdays announcement. I tried to catch it and cancel but such is the speed and efficiency of my email program, I think several got out before I could fix it. Yes, I do speak English. Sometimes I do not type it so well :) Sorry, I am slightly embarrassed.) This is one of my favorite dresses that we carry! Unfortunately they are no longer available. Just in time for Spring...hmmmmm. Anyway I have 2 left. They are size 2 and absolutely gorgeous! I have marked them down from $45.00 to $29.95. If you are interested please email me . I would love for you to have them! Let me know!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Stack hairdo!

First start off with 2 piggies



Pull the ponytail halfway through the elastic

Skwunch with your fingers and add bobby pins when you get the desired messy bun you want




So Cute!



Other Side






And voila! The perfect bun for the perfect hair bow!

Thanks Linds and Maddy Paddy!







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Another Good One!

OK not to brag....but I have 2 of these bags. I love them. The quality is unmatched. I am by no means a quilter, but I know a good one when I see one! The quilted bag pattern is available on our website as well as greenfairyquilts.com. (if you just gotta) I really want the white and pink one But the waiting list is much to long for my attention span, and by then she will have something else. So to satisfy my need for these bags..........a giveaway. Head on over here and enter to win a bag, not this one but it is just as darling! Let the green fairy know who sent you (this part is vital!! I call it leverage Big Smile) and we could both win!

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Grosgrain: Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Last Day!


This is the last day for you to get our fabulous Korker Flowers @ $3.95. Hurry on over! you don't want to miss this one!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

This weekends special.


We have put every single Korker Flower on *SALE*
Regular price $5.95
On Sale for only $3.95
This is our lowest price ever!
(so low no other discount codes will be accepted)
This is the perfect time to stock up on these fabulous hair bows!
Stop in and say Hi
Have a great weekend,
Jen

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

So first thing....

could mean anything really. Right? I meant the first thing I do when I get a chance to sit at the computer! :)

OK, here is what you all have been waiting for.

Mark and Niki- you sent the most! Congratulations!

Email me! You get some bows!

Now for my loyal followers! A $25.00 gift certificate to the fabulous online hair bow boutique....Yes! www.Allthingsribbon.com


And the winner is *Lorie*

Email me!

Now some interesting updates!

We now have knit headbands for little girls! So cute.
I picked them up this morning and I am very impressed! They have the ribbon tab so you can use them with more than one style hair bow, and they are so soft. I will post pictures soon.


The next scheduled giveaway is coming up rather quickly! I am going to do a darling Easter dress with matching hair bow! You do not want to miss this one!

In the mean time I will keep you informed of the latest goings on and current happenings in the hair bow world! Let me know if you have any questions I can answer or if you are looking for another fabulous tutorial...this is the place!


Thanks!

Jen

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hair bow extravaganza!

So.....the winner of the headband set is Erin Brumley!!

Erin said...
I'm not a very witty person, but I'm not feeling it right now...all I can tell you is the my daughter told me she loves "Bam-times" Day because it's full of pink hearts...I added this to my blog too!

Congratulations!

email me!

There are still 2 prizes to be won...I will have to post these in the morning! (I am afraid my typing is getting slurred because I am so tired)
First thing. So check back!

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Stay tuned.....

Oh what a crazy day!! I will post the winners before the night is over!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day Giveaway!!!

Happy Valentine's Day! (tomorrow) :)





To celebrate this little holiday of love, we are having another giveaway. Because they are fun. And everybody likes them!





"What's up for grabs?" you ask.





Our super cute Valentine's Day Back to School Set.

This darling combo features a woven headband and 4 of our fantastic medium hair bows.
Red, ivory, brown, and a rosy pink!

You are going to love this because you can use it year round and not just on Valentine's Day (next year)! I am slightly behind in my posting! nevertheless.....Happy Valentine's Day

How to enter:

Leave a comment on this post! Something cheerful, happy, and unbelievably witty! Please include your contact info!

Double Your Entry: Blog about this contest in your blog with a link to it. Include the url to your blog in your entry comment for verification.OR if you don't have a blog and would like to enter....Email 5 or more (tell 50 if you want!) of your friends about this contest and forward or copy the email to me.

Triple your entry!! Follow me. Because I like followers, you make me happy! And of course I have something planned for you and just you! Hint: It rhymes with jift snertificate!

And last but certainly not least, the very special surprise for the someone who sends the most someones! Well that's a secret too. But the last contest.............She won a $25.00 gift certificate! She choose a darling dress and paid $4.00. Very exciting! So don't keep this to yourself. Everyone you know could win! ;)

You have until Tuesday February 17, 2009 to get all your entries in. I will announce the winners next week! Have fun and Good Luck!

This weekends coupon code is "love25" Enter it at checkout for 25% off your Valentine's Day purchase! Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

Jen

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Polka Dots and Stripes


As I look out my window and see nothing but snow. Snow, Snow and more snow, then a fence and a highway. I find myself really anxious for spring. I know I am in the wrong spot in the country to even be thinking about spring. I wouldn't mind it coming around just a tad bit sooner this year. :) Why you ask? Because I have fantastic new arrivals...........and they totally work for Spring!
I am so excited about this new addition!

I know it doesn't really shout "Easter Dress" But I totally love it! Don't get me wrong I love the pastels too, and I will carry those as well!


I love the hair bow. It is a perfect match!

Of course it can only get better, it comes in red too!

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Show and Tell

My newest creation. The flower stack. It is a combo of both the korker flower (minus the korker) and the small stack. And guess what? I love it. If I could get away with wearing hair bows this might be the one! Imagine how cute on a pair of piggies, or messy buns or on a band on a little toddlers noggin! I love brown and pink together, so cute. I have combined a few other colors. Check them out here http://www.allthingsribbon.com/Catalog/new-flower-stacks.aspx







This one is called Picnic on the 4th.

Let me know what you think. What is your favorite color combo?

Watch for more additions to the flower stacks only at http://www.allthingsribbon.com/

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Flower Clips.... The Tutorial!

As promised, my first tutorial.

Here is what you will need to make a darling flower clip. You can use a lighter instead of the wood burner (if you do not have one). Just be really careful....Please.






Remove the back end of the flower, the part that holds it all together.
I used to painstakingly glue each petal stack together so it would stay when I attached it to the clip. But I have a better way:


Take your wood burner or lighter and hold it to the plastic in the middle. This will of course melt it.






Working quickly, use your needle nose pliers or another flat metal surface to flatten out the melted plastic.


These are my little Goosie's fingers. She loves to help! But knows not to touch the "Green thing." EVER. (That is what I call my wood burner) :)


You will now have a flat surface where you can add your lined clip. And it will lay nicely instead of NOT. And by melting the plastic center the flower will not come apart and you do not have to glue each individual layer.



The finished product.







Absolutely adorable in piggies or attached to crochet headband which you can find at...

http://www.allthingsribbon.com/

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Big announcement...

So here is what I did.

Every entry got a number as I went down the list of comments.
1 for following, blogging etc. A total of 247 entries
I took those numbers to Random.org

And here is what I got after practicing my 10-key ability.


True Random Number Service
List Randomizer
There were 247 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. 7
2. 17
3. 223
4. 154
5. 2

Timestamp: 2009-02-08 14:38:18

These are the top 5 numbers. Now to match the number with the entry.....

#7 Drum roll please.....

jennifersusan said...
So pretty!!!!! I love it!
okay so to enter the contest you need these things.

Your Name- Jennifer M
Email Address- jennifersusan@gmail.com
Why Allthingsribbon could possibly be your very favorite hairbow site, and what caught your eye!-
What didn't catch my eye! I absolutely love every dress in Megan's closet, and I love all the hairbows!!! Your site is awesome!

Congratulations!! Now email me!

2. #17 MegJill
3. #223 MnM
Just in case #1 doesn't claim her prize!




Now for the top referring post....

The Petersons said...
I just blogged about this!
hair4myprincess.blogspot.com

email me! You just won a $25.00 Gift Certificate to...you will never guess where!

www.Allthingsribbon.com


Now this is for my followers.



I used Random.org for this as well! (and I just figured out how to make the next giveaway um shall I say less time consuming, not that it hasn't been fun!)

List Randomizer
There were 75 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. Jessie
2. Lorie
3. Mark and Niki
4. meems
5. Tracy Lessar
6. Girly do's
7. The Gonce's
8. JenniferSusan
9. megan
10.andrea
This is the top ten!

Timestamp: 2009-02-08 15:24:26

Congratulations Jessie!

Thanks you so much for entering my first giveaway! If you did not win, do not fear. I will be doing another giveaway very soon.
(Hint: it rhymes with heaster shmess)

And thank you for the lovely comments, we will continue to create the most adorable and unique hair bows for your favorite little girls. So check in often, leave me lots and lots of comment happiness. Oh and don't forget to check out our first tutorial, I hope to post it tomorrow. I know you will like it.

One more thing. The "Happy25" Discount code is good through tomorrow Monday the 9th until midnight.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Last Call!!!

Today is the final day to enter for the fabulous give away. Check it out right under this post! Don't forget to enter the "Just for my followers" giveaway. And one more thing....You also get something if you send the most entries my way, I know you don't want to tell anyone because it decreases your chances of winning, I beg to differ. Well maybe a little, but you never know, the referral SURPRISE might just be worth it! (I love Surprises) Make sure they let me know who sent them, you could both win!



Coming soon.

Flowers. A Tutorial.

Yes my first tutorial, you won't want to miss it.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

My First Giveaway and it's a DOUBLE no Triple!

The time has come..............For a giveaway on my own blog.

What's up for grabs?
This adorable hairbow! Which just happens to match...

This fabulous dress This stunning Midnight blue and black velvet dress is newest addition to our growing product line at www.Allthingsribbon.com browse around, sign up for the newsletter by following the link on the home page way down at the bottom, stay all day if you want to!
Come on back and....
Leave a comment on this post with the following information:


Your Name
Email Address
Why Allthingsribbon could possibly be your very favorite hairbow site, and what caught your eye!

DEADLINE:
Entries will be accepted until Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 11:59pm PST.
This means you will have time to earn extra entries!

**EARN EXTRA ENTRIES**


Double Your Entry: Blog about this contest in your blog with a link to it. Include the url to your blog in your entry comment for verification.
OR if you don't have a blog and would like to enter....Email 5 or more (tell 50 if you want!) of your friends about this contest and forward or copy the email to me.

Triple your entry!! Follow me. I know you say its a bow blog. Well it is a really fun hairbow blog. Once in a while I throw some personality in! wink wink. And you can tell all your friends your are totally up to date on all the hairbow happenings!
Plus you will be entered in the "Just for my followers" Drawing for this darling combo from our Valentine's Day collection Winner for this will be drawn on Monday the 9th.
I will also be doing something SUPER SPECIAL for the top referrer! So don't forget to tell me who sent you!

For the Dress and matching hairbow a winner will be randomly selected and announced as well as two alternates. The winner will also be contacted if contact info is provided. The winner will have until Sunday, February 8, 11:59pm PST to claim the prize by emailing a full name and mailing address. If the winner does not respond by the given date, the first alternate to email info will receive the prize. Does it get any easier than this? By the way if you just can't stand it and have to get something right away enter discount code "Happy25" for 25% off your ENTIRE purchase, including dresses. This code will expire on Sunday February 8, 2009

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