Recently, I thought, why not made "inside out" versions of some of them? So, I took the green, yellow, and purple bows and switched the backdrops with the interior details to make these:
Fabulous Felt Lime Bow Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/
Fabulous Felt Orange Bow Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/
Fabulous Felt Purple Bow Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/
(The old Fabulous Felt Purple Bow Necklace became the Fabulous Felt Lilac Bow Necklace by default.)
Pretty nifty, huh? In the middle of making them I - horror of horrors - ran out of felt, glue, and rhinestones. Too excited about finishing my bright new bows to wait (and what crafter hasn't been there?) I shed my pajamas for street clothes (packs more of a punch than "tee shirt and jean skirt," don't you think?) and dashed to A. C. Moore. The funny thing is, I've been challenging myself to use the supplies I have instead of buying new ones. This is partly because I have a ton of odds and ends spilling out of every room of my house and partly because my accountant said my business needs to make a profit this year, which means spending less than I make. But regardless of how many rhinestones clog my shower drain or how many felt fragments end up in my hair, I inevitably run out of something crucial I need to complete a project and find myself at A. C. Moore or Michaels. And that's not even counting those pesky bouts of inspiration that demand new shipments of shiny new things. Even as I write this I'm dreaming of a new line of rhinestone bead carnival necklaces and dollhouse miniature-bedecked corsages that hinge on a monstrous order from Consumer Crafts, http://www.consumercrafts.com/.
Then again, The Tote Trove is much closer to making a profit than it ever was before, thanks to quitting those cripplingly expensive craft shows. And who knows, maybe I'll end up selling more of these new pieces than I expected. I see more shiny things in my (and your!) future . . .