When we were waiting for MissG to arrive, we were given a great gift from one of our friends we made while living in Beijing. Amy lives in Malaysia now, and we were able to meet up with her and her husband for dinner when we were passing through Kuala Lumpur. That night, she gave us a collection of hairbows she had made for baby G. She said, Not sure if you are hairbow people, but here you go.
I was so excited. It was like I was being handed a diamond ring. Turns out we are, in fact, hairbow people. I blame growing up in Atlanta for that.
Gioia wears Amy's hairbows almost everywhere. Most of the time, she tolerates it. Sometimes she even asks for one. Bow...Bow... BOW! They do not always stay in her hair, though. Over the last few months, we have lost some key ones (white, pink). Luckily Amy sent me some supplies to make some of my own, and I finally sat down to do it this weekend. Very easy and very cute.
I roughly followed this this tutorial, but kept my bows a little simpler (two loops, not four). The process involves a hot glue gun, which made me feel like I was back in high school. Wild. I am quite pleased with the results.
The bow-capades are not over yet. She still needs a light pink one and one with some black. To match her goth outfit, of course.