A few weeks ago, my friend Sunshine posted some hair bows that she was making in a workshop on facebook. The moment I saw the posts I started inquiring as to how I could attend such a workshop that would allow me to make super cute bows for Gellibean!
Shine asked me if I wanted to host the workshop in my home. She coordinated with the teacher, Angel, and together we set a date for some pretty bow making.
All we had to prepare was a pair of sharp scissors, a reliable glue gun, and a lighter. Angel prepared everything else for us and guided us through choosing ribbons and barrettes for our little girls. She explained the differences in the many types of grosgrain ribbons and shared her story of how her business came to be even before the birth of her daughter Keisha.
While Keisha was still in her belly she decided she wanted to learn how to make pretty little bows for her baby girl’s hair. So she did her homework, found suppliers for ribbon and invested in her first foray of her own business. After all of the ribbons arrived in Manila and some crazy import taxes later, she realized that she could do something more with these ribbons than selling them wholesale (and retail) so the birth of Keishables came about.
Ribbons are pre-cut and ready for assembly. Angel prepares the kit needed and basic sewing skills are helpful.
We planned to be together for about 3 hours but in the end we were having so much fun we almost reached a 5 hour long workshop. Angel was super generous with her time and her assistant Tin was helpful for those of us who occasionally fell behind in the instruction because of too much chit chat.
We were all so pleased with our new bows and skills that we scheduled the following Thursday Crafternoon as a Level II Bow Making with Angel. Here are the ribbon sculptures we were able to create the following week.
For more information you can contact: Angel Cristobal-0917-589-5570 or you can visit the Keishables Facebook page.