Bakers twine is a staple in every crafters stash but ever wondered about how it got its name? Well bakers twine were initially used by bakers the 18th and 19th centuries ( widely in England and Scotland) for securing bread loafs. The regular ones were just plain white twines made of cotton without any wax. The standard colour of red and white were a late entrant, mostly used for decorative wrapping of cakes during festive season or special orders. Its only been a few years since bakers twine have gained wide acceptance into gift wrapping and of course crafting world. But again the basic use of bakers twine still bundles around its initial use of tying up gift packs or cards. There can be a lot more that can be done with bakers twine and I guess I will need to put up posts for many new ideas so that I can empty my present ones and buy new shades bakers twines 🙂
My daughter turned one last year and to my surprise, these days she actually wants to dress up when we go out and doesn throw away her head bands anymore 😀 Yaaay! So the crafter in me is cooking up all sorts of designs for her headbands and hairclips! And everytime I see a beautiful one at the stores especially rosette headbands, I’m like – okayI need to make that one!
Todays is an easy craft – ribbon bows! I still remember the time when i was in school – thats when we had to tie up two separate pony/braids on either sides and secure with red ribbon and how much i used to try to make the bow if not cute symmetric at least! I wish I could go back in time and make these ready made cute bows for myself so that i could shine within my girls circle ( I wish!). So now that i cant go back in time, i have decided to be like those mums who hoard cute bows n hairbands for their little girls 😀 and since i find them too pricey and difficult to find the right design, i decided to DIY!