| | Re: AH where do i start?
First, congrats on tackling this fun hobby!
I actually WAY prefer snap clips over alligator clips - for babies I like the 1 1/4" and for toddlers on up I like the 2". You can get them on hipgirls.com, the ribbon retreat, and lots of other sites. The ribbon retreat is great for grosgrain ribbon of all widths. Once you master a bow, head for the double ruffle ribbon. It's more expensive than grosgrain but it's soooo adorable! Another big seller, especially for 3 month olds are nylon headbands. You can embellish them with just about anything but a nice big bow in 1 1/2" wide grosgrain is probably the easiest and always looks super cute.
Grab a decent glue gun but you don't need anything fancy. Be prepared to make a lot of mistakes at first but keep on trucking and you'll be a pro in no time!