Monday, August 18, 2014

Bowtique Emilee Giveaway - Denim, Yellow, and Gray!

I have the amazing opportunity to host a giveaway from Bowtique Emilee, a premium headband/accessory web store


Opinions published in this post are my own, and though I was gifted the materials for this particular headband, I received no other compensation from Bowtique Emilee for this post. My toddler, however, demanded compensation in the form of a lollipop in order to be photographed.


Handpicking all the materials was so much fun! As there is a staggering variety of elastics and bands, not to mention the adorable embellishments like butterflies, bows, and flowers in many sizes, colors, and styles, it definitely took some time to settle on a theme! Go take a look, you can find anything you need to make the perfect accessory to top off any outfit!

I chose the following materials for my headband:

1 yd skinny gray elastic
1 yd silver glitter 5/8" elastic
2 yd pale yellow chevron 5/8" elastic
3 2.5" denim chiffon flowers
2 gray 1.5" mini chiffon flowers
1 yellow 1.5" mini chiffon flower
2 gray sequin butterfly bows
1 yellow sequin butterfly bow


Before this, I'd only made a few simple headbands, so I wanted to let my creativity run wild! After browsing the site with my sister for a while, we finally came up with (I think) the perfect combination. The denim flowers caught my eye, and from there the decision to use yellow and gray came easily. I love the modern yet classic color combo!


I wanted to use the glitter and chevron elastics to add a little interest in the background, though the flowers are center stage. The butterflies were added to make the headband echo a "flower garden". Each component on the band is hand stitched, except for the band itself.

I machine stitched the two wider elastics together to make a double band - keep in mind if you do this, use a zig-zag stitch to maintain some of the stretch, and make it a bit bigger than you normally would, as sewing the elastics will make you lose a little elasticity!

I know this is a terrible photo but I think it's funny.
The denim flowers were sewn on one at a time, then the gray and yellow layered over. Finally, I secured the butterflies to varying lengths of the skinny gray elastic, trying to make that as low profile as possible! Then the other end was stitched underneath the smaller flowers.


It's the most over-the-top accessory I've made to date, and I love it! All I want to do now is go find more supplies and make one to match every outfit I've ever made her. Those tiny little flowers and all those elastic colors are addicting!


Now the best part - one reader is going to win a prize pack containing everything I listed above! Again, that's a pack from Bowtique Emilee containing the following materials:

1 yd skinny gray elastic
1 yd silver glitter 5/8" elastic
2 yd pale yellow chevron 5/8" elastic
3 2.5" denim chiffon flowers
2 gray 1.5" mini chiffon flowers
1 yellow 1.5" mini chiffon flower
2 gray sequin butterfly bows
1 yellow sequin butterfly bow

Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway - so easy! - and cross your fingers!


5 comments:

  1. I've always loved Navy and bright orange (they were even my wedding colors!) but I've been really into coral and gold lately :) Love what you did with the headband! The butterflies are just the perfect touch!
    Amy

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  2. I'm pretty keen on gray with ANY color- but I'd say gold & mint are my picks for the moment:)

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  3. Hmmm...there are SO many cute color combinations that I just love, but perhaps a bright pink with a deep sea blue is one I'm attracted to right now.....

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  4. I nominated you on my blog, come check it out! http://deepintheheartland.blogspot.com/2014/09/my-blog-has-been-awarded.html

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