DIY Bow Head Piece

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Hello and Happy(belated)Women’s day to all the lovely and beautiful women out there! Boy have I missed posting a DIY tutorial here! This one was made years(gasp!) back and it is one of my favorite and not to mention the best(bow) I have ever made in my bow making journey(!!).

Here is the link that would best teach you how to make your own bow in less than 10 minutes(really!). Although in this one, I added yellow tulle  for an extra fancy element and attached a bobby pin in the back

I would also like to share this sweet video and song.

Have a great week

🙂

Sophie

PS: its less than 10 before Louise’s campaign ends. Please head over to Trevolta and support her’s campaign before it ends. Big thanks!!

PS: I just realized this bow is in the picture in the previous post! Sheer coincidence!

Doing What We Love(V-day Story)

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Lately I have been so stressed out…in a good kind of way. (I realize its time I talked about the valentines project I mentioned in the post before.

It all started last year. We came up with a crazy idea of hosting a dinner party for valentines because nothing fun really ever happens around here. So my lil sis was like “hey we could host a party!” and I was like “yeah. Where exactly?” and she was like “I dunno.” We realized it was way too huge a project to carry on with limited funds! And so we thought and thought and thought…and thought till a greater idea came up!

We would make valentine packages for clients and let them pre-order the packages so we can deliver them on the V-day. And so we started the journey with a lot of fear and ambitiousness we pressed on and on got multiple set backs, last-minute scares and heart attacks! But all in all it was a success, way beyond what we even imagined! We got supportive customers who urged us to “continue doing great things”.

This year, we did the same thing(again), but with a better, more well-researched, and professional approach. And the more challenges we got along the way  which were learning lessons for us. This time a lot of crafting was involved. We had to purchase craft paper,  and many other supplies to make paper bags, handmade cards and tags, hand painted and written business cards(the first batch ever!), wrapping the chocolate, the cupcakes and so much more. it was exhaustive but it was worth it in the end.

One thing we learnt through this all is that where your heart it, you will be willing to exert(physics anyone? ha!) energy no matter the strain! We realized we love crafting(duh!). It has been two months of crafting heaven for me because after the venture was over, we found ourselves restless!

There is truly joy in doing what you love  and an absolute bonus when you get paid for  the work done. Every piece of work will come out shining with that personal touch.With this discovery, we are determined to do more of what we love. 

What have you discovered about yourself lately?

🙂

Sophie

PS: Oh and by the way today is the end of February! Please head over to Trevolta and support Louise’s campaign before it ends. Big thanks

PSS: took pictures with my phone cam but it decided to chew them all so pardon my webcam business card image 🙂

Week End

This week was spent celebrating the Independence of our dear country(October 9) and it was a good time… we got to do a sale and watch people go crazy over football ha!

This song spoke to me:

In your hands Krystal Meyers

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I have been reading the series Space To Create  on the red thread blog and they are so inspiring with beautiful creations and people. Image

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Came across Truth Thursdays on a friend’s blog and I really want to join… a little truth don’t hurt now does it? So hopefully in the coming weeks.

 

Having dreams to start a small business creative-wise can be scary(it is scary I tell you) but this quote  helped me calm down a bit.

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Have a great weekend!

🙂

Sophie