March 15, 2012

Miss K

For a long time, this precious girl was "Tater". Before we knew she was a she, and before she came into our world. But now she is my sweet baby K or Miss K. 10 weeks old now. How lucky am I to have the pleasure of having my grandchildren so close. I have so many friends whose grandchildren are in other states, too far away for frequent visits. I can't imagine not getting my "sugars" from these wonderful children.

Here is Miss K looking all adorable...

and "no" you couldn't be any cuter. A sweet, sweet baby who smiles at just about anybody, but of course, saves her biggest smiles for me. Well, not really, but I like to think so.
She has begun cooing and you can tell by looking at her eyes, that she thinks she is really saying something. Of course she is.. she's saying "I love you, Gigi."

















I am having a particularly good time buying girl things for her. She is a girly girl already. She has a killer shoe wardrobe and a closet full and a half of sweet baby clothes. I decided that instead of buying little clips for her hair, I could make some. If you know me at all, you know that "some" is a relative term. When I start making something,  I end up making a billion of whatever it is.

First I must buy a bow clip, stare at it, and figure out how it is made. The ones for newborns are made with little gator clips and covered in ribbon. Like these (I found on Pinterest):


Next I must find the clips... Walmart = nope. Michael's = nope. I need LOTS of them, not a package of 6. Psssh, I laugh at 6. More research and I find out Sally's beauty supply is the place to go. A box of 100 $6.00  (yes, 100) . Score!

Ribbon? Do I already have ribbon? check.


To the craftroom... gather my supplies and go for it.



















3/8 inch ribbon covers these clips perfectly. I discovered it only takes 7 1/4 inch of ribbon for each bow.

Yeah, I had all this stuff already. Except a few of the small ribbon bows I bought to use as embellishments.
It isn't difficult at all. You cover each clip with the 7 1/4 inch ribbon, from back to front, inside and out, with hot glue. Then cover with embellishments, also hot glued. So cute, I can't stand it.



Miss K will be accessorized for any occasion.