Thank you so much for the feedback and suggestions. I really appreciate it.
I have been working on these for months. I have used various tutorials, BBM Twisted Templates, figure 8 fold, Gator Bite, and the NBNG templates.
These were made using the NBNG templates along the the instructions that came with this template.
These were made with 7/8 ribbon. I find it easier to work with the wider ribbon.
I still do not feel confident that I can just go ahead and make one of these w/o really thinking about it, so there is a lot of practice time ahead of me...though, I finally feel like I am headed in the right direction.