Here's the tutorial that I more or less followed:
Flat Ornament Finishing Tute
The fun part was the little bow. I don't know if I'm the last person to discover the 'fork bow' or not, but it's an incredibly simple way to make a nice bow for this purpose. This little one was made with a regular dinner fork. To make a larger bow, you use a larger fork or a potato masher or a wide-toothed comb.. anything with evenly spaced spikes that you can use for weaving the ribbon. You can make multiple loops too. Use the link below to see how to do it.
Fork Bow Tute
Found another crochet motif I wanted to try. This is called the Tahiti Blossom. Click on it for the pattern. I used it to embellish a little pouch and then I wanted to do some embellishment on the flap also. Found this fan pattern on Ravelry. Ravelry patterns are great because members give so many review, hints and cool modifications. The picot edging is one of those great ideas that really adds to the original pattern. I sent this to Melanie with one of the little pincushions I showed in an earlier post. I guess I could say I sent it because she was going through a tough period, but I actually didn't know that. In any case, it turned out to be a good time to send her a little pick-me-up gift.
WOCS started a special request quilt with a chicken theme. Seemed uninteresting to me, but then I remembered something from my stitch and stow vault. This little guy was stitched in the 80's or early 90's from a design in an old issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts. I think it was an adaptation of a vintage Easter card. I kept hoping someone I knew would have a baby around Easter time and I would use this as the basis of a baby sampler, but it never happened. I'm happy to donate it now and give it a good home.