Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Pretty hair bow patterns--new sponsor giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed.  Check back soon for more!

Well, readers, today I'm excited to announce a new sponsor: Birdsong Bows, a super fun company that makes patterns for hair bows and accessories!

Here are some pretty examples...

Deanna is offering a great giveaway of a 6-pack of bowmaking tutorials from the shop, valued at $27.50. The winner can select any 3 patterns!

A little bit about Deanna and Birdsong:
I'm a work-at-home mom with two girls, 5 and 10. I'm originally a writer who has always enjoyed arts and crafts! I began making boutique hair bows in 2006 to accessorize my older daughter's school uniform. In 2010 I decided to start teaching others how to make their own bows, and developed a line of tutorials for hair bows, hair flowers, and other accessories.

I also offer FREE mini tutorials on my blog, and enjoy meeting new accessory artists on my Facebook page.

Be sure to check out:
The boutique bow-making tutorial

The Camellia flower

And some of the beginner tutorials


If you want to win the Birdsong giveaway (a 6-pack of bowmaking tutorials from the shop, valued at $27.50. Pick 3 patterns of your choice!), the rules are as usual:

  • Visit Birdsong Bows and tell me what items are your faves. (You must be a follower of my blog in some form to enter). Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. Basically:
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me which items you love
  • and/or share this giveaway: Facebook, Twitter, your blog--leave a link in a comment on this post!

For each thing you do, be sure to leave a comment telling me about it! Giveaway ends Saturday, August 27th at midnight and I will announce the winner Sunday.

Good luck and happy shopping and bow-making!


  1. Coincidence much? I'm about to go thrift store shopping for old brooches and earrings to use as centers for the fabric flowers I'm making for my bouquet! I've been going by trial-and-error so far, so having something like the Camellia flower tutorial would be a huge help! I also love the gardenias and the Annabelle flower. Great giveaway!

  2. Awww, the Camellia flower is just beautiful! Wish I'd had that pattern when I made fabric flowers for my wedding decorations! The tutus on the website are super cute too :)

  3. They are all so beautiful (and so beautifully photographed) that it's difficult to choose - I'd have to say that they are all my favorites! That Camellia flower is a stunner, for sure - so many ways that could be translated, my mind is spinning. Wish I still had young nieces for the tutu, though -really cute!

  4. I'm especially in love with the ribbon roses... :)

  5. I love the Catherine headband.

  6. I like the Catherine headband. I love gardenias!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    megandurant AT gmail DOT com

  7. They are all so beautiful! I do love the How to make Fun, Funky Loopy Bows PDF instructions tutorial

  8. I am a follower via GFC. I liked The Elizabeth Headband..lovely..

  9. Tweeted the great news here:-

  10. My favorite are the boutique bows!

  11. there are so many cute tutorials!! I think my absolute favorites are the Annabelle flower, the Catherine headband, and the Camellia flower!!
    barbie. woodland at yahoo dot com

  12. I tweeted!/BarbieMW/status/104331471891857408

  13. They are all so beautiful! My favourites would have to be the Camellia flower and the Catherine headband. My email is

  14. The Camellia Flower headband is lovely. And I really like the Elizabeth Headband - the ribbon roses look very like the flowers I made for my wedding bouquet! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Sorry, I forgot to say I follow your blog with Google Reader. Thanks again!

  16. oohoooh, i like the fun funky loopy and the boutique bows - for starters. skeime (at) gmail




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