You know I've been sick when Elise's hair fails to sport a grosgrain bow! I wanted to take a moment to answer some of the questions regarding her hair bow "collection" for those of you who asked.
Do you make her bows?
Nope. I told you I'm not crafty! However, this website has great photo tutorials on hair bows.
I blame Amy of Momadvice for getting me hooked. After our Iron Chef Mom Challenge, she sent me one of her beautiful bows. It held back Elise's straggly forelock so well, I ordered several for $18. (This splurge was actually more than I spent on her clothing for the entire season.)
How do you get a bow to stay in her hair?
Elise likes to pull them out and laugh. We have lost several that way. Otherwise, I prefer the bows with the metal clips for her thin hair. The French barrette style doesn't hold yet. Several of ours are lined with velvet ribbon or a non-slip material for traction.
When the alternative is cutting bangs, I'd rather fool with bows!
Aren't you worried about using a secondhand hair bow?
Since Amy's bows have been dropped in grocery stores all over town, I picked up two lots of assorted bows for 99 cents/bag at a thrift store. I kept the Ziploc bags in my hot car trunk through July. Dr. Sears says that 10 days isolation is sufficient to kill anything that might worry you.
Now it's your turn! Several of her favorite bows have gotten grimy. I've used the Tide Pen and handwashed others, but my mother claims that washing ruins the ribbon's sizing. How do you launder hair bows?