October 10, 2011

Birdsong Bows - giveaway!

Birdsong Bows (www.birdsongbows.etsy.com and www.birdsongbows.com) was "hatched" in 2006 when Deanna couldn't find the right bows to match her daughter's school uniform. A life-long crafter and artist, Deanna decided to make them herself. 


She exclusively sold bows until 2010, when she taught an online class in bowmaking. Since then, Deanna, a writer by profession, has written 15 patterns and tutorials (including one in Spanish) to show fellow crafters and sewists how to make various types of hair bows, tutus, and fabric, felt and ribbon flowers. In addition to the PDF patterns, Deanna maintains a private video blog that accompanies some of the tutorials. A visual learner, she knows that it's sometimes easier to watch difficult steps than to see them on paper! Many customers have said the complimentary blog was a great help, especially while learning how to make boutique hair bows.

Deanna loves to offer sales and specials on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/birdsongpatterns. Her blog, www.birdsongbows.blogspot.com, has some free tutorials, including how to "print" your own ribbon and how to make a simple fabric flower. She enjoys answering her customers' questions and seeing their finished products - in fact, she says customer feedback is one of her favorite parts of her work.

"I love when someone has just opened up a shop with beautiful hair accessories, and I know that I've helped her reach a goal," she said. "It's exciting when someone tells she's made her first sale!"

Deanna is giving away a 3-pack of patterns of the winner's choice! To sign up:

1. Visit Birdsong at www.birdsongbows.etsy.com and come back here to leave a comment on this post telling us which pattern is your favorite.
2. "Like" Birdsong Patterns on Facebook, www.facebook.com/birdsongpatterns and come back here to leave a comments saying you did such.


Good luck everyone!!  The Giveaway ends Friday, Oct 14th, around noon.


FYI, I used a Birdsong Bow pattern HERE, to make these cuties - I was a hairbow newbie, and with those great instructions, I think it turned out really cute!  And it was easier to make than I expected:

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27 Fabulous Comments:

I love the Hannah flower...so cute! I can see that on my granddaughter this Christmas.

Wow! I would LOVE this! I Love those Funky Loopy bows! I have tried to figure it out on my own before but it just didn't look right...

I would love to learn the twisted boutique and layered hair bow.

Sweet! I like the one that's in the photo of the two little ones.

Awesome! I like the Funky Loopy.

You're making us pick a favorite?! That's impossible!! Lovin' the ones of the girls together, the funky loopy and the twisted layer. The bows are so precious, and the girls in the pictures are, too! Makes me wish I had a girl!!

this is really cute!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/82454673/sale-new-fabric-flower-tutorial-pattern

off to check out her ribbon-printing tutorial! so cool!!

I just love the ribbon cockade pendant!! That is fabulous and such a good idea. Just simply gorgeous!!

I am loveing the headbands Fabric Flower Tutorial pattern - with headband and clip instructions PDF ebook or ribbon rose and ruffle flower headband hair bow instructions - The Elizabeth BEAUTIFUL

I love the felt flowers. I think it's perfect for an older girl.

I like birdsong on fb

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I love the funky loop bow

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I like the "The Camellia Flower/headband - a PDF sewing tutorial"...so pretty!

Thanks for the giveaway! Many blessings!

The Over the Top bow is my favorite!

I LOVE the fabric flower headband!

um..okay..Well, Houston we have a problem.. CUZ------Z I like them all! BUT I lurve the twisted and layerd one! So stinkin' cute! Thanks for the giveaway =)

The simple fabric flower pattern is adorable!

LOVE the fall crafts here!!

I like the layered hair bow and funky loopy

I like them on facebook


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I would love to try the fabric flower tutorial


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I like her Funky loopy hair bows!
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I already like Birdsong Bows on FB!
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