17th, July, 2011

Clothing Craft At The Weekend!

Weeks ago I attempted sewing some quite heavy fabrics. The end result was, you guessed it; a broken needle! Yesterday I finally made it to a local craft store in search of a replacement. While scouting the needle section, I stumbled upon something even better; a selection of bows! Rather than just purchasing one bow, I decided to go with the whole bag. My entire afternoon has been filled with me sewing bows onto clothing! I have truly discovered that everything looks better with a bow. I have no limits; I want to sew them onto shorts, shoes, and button back blouses. They are just so darling! I am hoping that the store has more colours in stock – I can’t wait to return!

133 Comments on “Black, White & Bows”

  1. I really love crafting, creating and DIY-ing things! I want to have a trip to a craft shop/market soon to get some things. I have an idea to make a new dress out of an old shirt and some pillowcases and I have loads of wool I got in a charity shop, but I am unsure of what to knit and I only have 5mm needles and no patterns.

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  2. Thanks for your comment! :) I do love a nice floral print dress!
    This is so cute, I used to have a little lace bow that I pinned onto tops but it burst, I don’t know why I never made a new one! This is gorgeous!
    Especially love your second example, the red bow on that white/cream top is super sweet!
    And I want your hair! ♥

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  3. Everything looks better with a bow :) that is sooo true :)
    I always broke my needles, but I’m not lucky as you at the store.

    See you :)

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  4. i AGREE completely!
    EVERYTHING looks better with a bow. 😛
    loooove the first picture ..that collar is amazing.

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  5. Oh, these photos are so lovely! Bows definitely make everything look better. Your red lipstick is so pretty, too!

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  6. Ah, you’re so right: everything looks more pretty with a bow. :)
    Also, you’re lipcolor goes very nicely with these red bows. Keep it going.

    XO.

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  7. i love the red! all looks gorgeous and i’m just captivated by your eyes, beautiful :) xxx

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  8. wow! hi there! i love your blog! :) you and your photos are beautiful…and this post made me laugh! bow on everything; a perfect idea!

    x elanor

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  9. This is so striking Jo!! WOW the red bows and lipstick look absolutely stunning with your black & white!! :)

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  10. I love these photos, you look amazing in red lipstick! And the little bows are perfect..too adorable!

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  11. “I have truly discovered that everything looks better with a bow.”
    Yes, this is pretty much my Golden Rule when it comes to fashion. You look lovely in these pictures!

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  12. The lipstick is really very pretty! You look fantastic.
    I like the first picture where you are wearing the tiny red bows in your braid. It’s lovely.
    Btw you have wonderful blog, I love especially these large photos. They look really good.

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  13. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    You look gorgeous, I loved your blog!
    The little bows are so cute and the color of your lipstick looks so cute on you!

    Following you now on Bloglovin, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  14. Oh wow, the bows look so cute. Think I might have to agree with you, everything does look better with a little bow **starts running to the sewing store to stock up on bows**
    Great blog btw the way, now following! x

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  15. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I LOVE your style, you are so beautiful and talented. And that red lipstick is fierce! :-) Love it!

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  16. you’re the first blogger i see from New Zealand and i just got back form there like 2 weeks ago! your outfits and blog are amazing! loving everything!

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  17. Michelle

    that is so adorable. i especially love the bows in your hair. i’d probably be sticking them on everything i can find too!

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  18. Ahh, that looks adorable, i love the first photo with the bows matching your lipstick! Plus that dress you’re wearing looks stunning 😀
    xxxx

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  19. haha what a fun surprise! I’m excited to see what other items got embellished. you looks totally stunning in these photos.

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  20. Well, I’ll be bowed! haha mmm bows are a bit addictive, funny how aesthetically perfect they are as shapes. I love your ones- good choice! You’ve used them so prettily- the bow on the stripey top is perfect!

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  21. Its wonderful to see that even though your needle broke you found something positive in your trip! The bows are absolutely delightful. I can’t get enough of there simple yet bold statement. Lovely.

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  22. Wow, these bows are too pretty! I can understand why do you want to attach them to everything!
    I also love your lipstick!
    And thanks for your darling comment on my blog :)

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  23. The multi hair bow is my favourite. And your lipstick – gorgeous. What brand/colour is it?

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  24. Absolutely breathtaking. You look so gorgeous in this red lipstick, and the bows in your hair are just divine… xx

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. You should go to London it’s fab!!
    Love the little bows, so many ways you can use them xxx

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  26. Wow Jo, you look gorgeous! I love the bows and I can’t wait to see what else you sew them/put them on! :)

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  27. Oh my goodness, what stunning photography! It was the first thing I noticed when I arrived. Please share your secrets!

    Callie
    unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

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  28. i know the feeling, i found a bunch of vintage bow ties recently and wear them with anything and everything. thanks for checking out my blog. you’re a babe, btw! :)

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  29. Thanks for the lovely comment, my floppy hat was from TKMaxx
    And I’m totally with you on the bows front all those clothes look lovely with them! I now have a similar obsession with Peter Pan collars, yesterday I added one to an old dress and now I want to but them on everything!

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

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  30. I absolutely adore bows! In fact, I wore a bow print blouse today along with bow earrings and a bow in my hair. It wasn’t as crazy as it sounds.

    Your red lips are amazing in these pictures too!

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  31. You looks so beautiful! I really love them , they are so cute! 😀 I love the first photo the most 😀

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  32. Hey Jo – thanks for stopping by my blog – love your online home – your pics are great and I love all the bows! Gorgeous xx

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  33. I love this idea! you look darling in all these shots with your red bows/red lipstick!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment. :)

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  34. You and your bows!

    ha ha
    It’s a funny mental picture of you sewing bows to things in a frenzy.

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  35. Red bow accents are gorgeous! And I absolutely hate it when I break a needle! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    <3 Kelly

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  36. Indeed; everything does look better with a bow! I love the little bow on the sleeve, it’s so sweet :)

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  37. the bows look lovely on you and i love how it matches your lipstick as well. glad to have found your blog!

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  38. Your blog is amazing, every outfit is super cute. How can I follow you other than bloglovin?

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    • Hi Amy! On the left side bar there is also a link to my RSS feed. You can then follow through google reader :) x

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  39. So adorable! I feel the same way about ruffles – I want them everywhere! It’s amazing how adding something so small can really make an outfit pop (and make it your own)!

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  40. absolutely love your make up and how the little bows are such an easy way to add some ‘pop’ to a garment- great idea!
    x

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