Janice, as you practice, you'll get better about making the bows look nice without having them look like they have a big "lump" in the center. One thing to do is make sure you use a long enough length of ribbon to make your bow loops a little bigger. And then "fluff" the bow up. Although it doesn't make your center any smaller, lol, it will APPEAR smaller. Does that make sense?
And I do have alligator instructions included in my tutorial -- thanks Dani. for the "nod." I've got a quick half-price sale on these today as well, for $5; just a couple left at that price today. http://www.etsy.com/listing/79933859...p-bow-tutorial
I'm always happy to help, as well!