Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bows for Cook Children's Hospital!

Thank you Cassidy Stephens, who donated money to Doodle Bug Bows to make bows for the kids at Cook Children's Medical Center! Her donation of $12 bought 6 bows for the sweet girls in the hospital. I wish you could see the beaming smiles on the faces of the little girls who get these! If you want to join in this effort, e-mail me at

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bald Babies

As some of you know, I work at Cook Childrens hospital as a physical therapist. While I consider it my privledge to work with all of the kids I see, there are those who stick with me, who grow on my heart. On one recent day, it was a sweet 1 month o...ld baby with heart defects. She had a healing scar down her chest from an open heart surgery, numerous tubes and lines connecting her to beeping machines, and with all this, what struck me most was the tiny brown bow pasted to her head. First I said to myself, "ahh, that's cute," then as I began to think about it, I understood it was her way of saying "I'm not a diesease, I am a person, and I am a GIRL!"

While bows will not cure these sweet babies, they will give a sense of normality to the lives of the families. An outward symbol of an interior truth: despite the diseases or complications these little girls have, they are still little girls. Sweet. Innocent. Precious in the eyes of their families. So, for every bow purchased, I will donate a bow equal in value to Cooks to adorn these little ones heads. If you don't need bows, simply donate a few bucks to cover costs and I'll make one in your name.

As you can imagine, there are alot of bald babies and girls at the hospital, either from age (too young to have hair) or cancer... so lets work together to bring a little bit of "normal" to their lives. Pick out your bow and e-mail me at Here are pics of a few I'm bringing to a sweet baby girl tomorrow.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Texas Big" Boutique Bows

Now here are some seriously cute BIG Texas bows! They were made for two sweet girls, Emma and Chloe, and are guaranteed to turn some heads! These bows too big for you? The good news is all of Doodle Bug Bows are custom made... so you tell me what you want and I'll be sure to make you happy!

3 views of the bows are shown due to the sheer size of these bows... it'll help you appreciate the bow and spike layers!

The following bows are the biggest ones I made... spanning an impressive 5.something inches across, weighing in at.. oh, sorry I got carried away. But seriously, these bows all have an average of 120-150" of ribbon each- yeah, I know, impressive :}
***(note: the BIG BIG bows are best either fastened tightly to a sturdy headband (soft or hard) or on a french clip to clip on top of a big girls pony tail)

Candy Cane- 3 bow/2 spike layers approx 5" across- $9.50

Polka dot blue (any name suggestions??)- 4 bow/2 spike layer approx 5" across $9.50

Chic baby pink- 4 bow/2 spike layer $10

The following bows are all for a smaller girl, approx 3" across, give ot take a few cm- just fine on an alligator clip. These particluar bows take approx 80" of ribbon to make...

Springtime green- 3 bow/2 spike layers $6.50

Pretty in Pink- 3 bow/2 spike layers $6.50

Blue Blast- (my husband named this one-ha!) 3 bow/2 spike layers (one layer has triple ribbon in it) $6.50

The Golden Rule- 2 bow/2 spike layers (both bow layers have double ribbon) $6.50

Summer in Texas (hot yellow sun, brown grass- hee hee) 3 bow/2 spike layers (one layer is double) $6.50

The little girl I made these for loves head bands... so I made her this, she's guaranteed to be the only girl in school with one!

*** can be made on thick or skinny headbands!***

Polka dot Party headband (thick band) $8

Happy Halloween!

Three bow layer with two spike layers, glitter umpkin in middle- $7

Here are a couple of Halloween bows I'm donating as a give away for the blog frugal fabulous. She's got GREAT tips, so visit her site at:
Let me know if I can make up a scary one for your little monster!

2 layer Halloween Bow approx 4" across $4-- {2 layers, both with double ribbon and 1 spike layer)
Single layer Halloween Pumpkins approx 3' across $3-- {this bow is a double layer (2 pieces of ribbon out back to back) to increase its stiffness and hold.}

Friday, August 21, 2009

Team Spirit

Here are some bows I made for one of my good friends, Jenny, in Yoakum, Texas (Go Bullgods!). She wanted "Big Texas" bows for the girls to wear to the Friday night football games!Large Korker $4 Yoakum zebra $6.50
Yoakum korker bow $6.50
Yoakum with silver $6.50
Here are some bows I made for my niece, Maddie, to wear to school to match her school uniforms. Her mom, Tabbatha, requested that they not as big and "poofy." :)

Double layer white and blue $3
Twistly white and blue $4
Black and white double layer $4
Double layer yellow $4
Pony tail bow yellow $4
Pony tail bow white $4 School days triple color $5
Pony tail red bow $4
Double layer red and white $4