Birdsong Bows: August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New pattern in time for Halloween!

I really enjoy working on Halloween costumes for my girls! But I didn't like that their carefully thought-out costume was accessorized with a 99-cent plastic pumpkin, lol! This year I've designed Halloween baskets for them, and created the Halloween and Easter basket pattern so you can also enjoy making these, too!
There's templates for a jack-o-lantern and a three-eyed monster, and instructions on how to create ruffles for a beautiful princess tote:
And don't you just love these photos by Lisa G Photography? She did such a fabulous job capturing the fun of these baskets.

The pattern is available by instant download in my Etsy shop - the instant download feature is new and I'm so excited about it! All patterns will be e-mailed to the address you have on file with Etsy within 2-5 minutes (talk about lightning fast). I'm going to be bringing it to my website within the month as watch for more exciting changes!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Winners for the "Hit the Books" accessories challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the accessories challenge this month!!!

The Voter's Choice award, by one vote, goes to LaToya, with her primary-color bow that had an apple center! She wins a tutorial of her choice from Birdsong Bows and Patterns!

The Judge's Choice award winner was chosen by Cecilia Jorcin of Lily Bird Studio! She chose Ashley's bow with the ruler and crayon center! Ashley wins a $15 gift certificate generously donated by The Ribbon Retreat.

Thanks so much to everyone for entering! Both winners can contact me at birdsongbows [at] gmail [dot] com. I'll host another contest next month! :)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Entries for the "Let's Hit the Books" accessories challenge

Thanks to the 4 women who sent photos for our 10th challenge! The theme of this challenge is "Let's Hit the Books," and I asked participants to send a photo of a bow, hair flower, or tote that fits the theme!

There will be two awards! The first winner will be chosen by Cecilia Jorcin of Lily Bird Studio. The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate generously provided by The Ribbon Retreat.
But there's another prize! The second way to win is to have your friends, family, Facebook friends, etc., vote for you! There's a poll in the upper right corner of my blog (in the sidebar). Voting will continue until 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The winner will receive her choice of a free tutorial from Birdsong Patterns! :)

Enjoy the entries! And thanks again for participating. I will post the winner here no later than Thursday, August 16! Please check back here and on the Birdsong Facebook page for an announcement of the winners.

From Ashley:

From Kourtney:

From LaToya:

From Melissa: