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Old 06-26-2010, 04:25
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Unhappy I'm a bow fraud-picture added

Apparently i'm just not cut out to make bows. No matter how hard I try, they don't come out looking correct. I have tried both NBNG and BBM templates and they still don't come out correctly.

I can make a ton of other stuff but how can I be a bowmaker when I cant make basic bows?

Just a little vent.

-Just added a picture. This is what I get from BBM 1.5 template with 24" of ribbon. Is it the right way or is this the back side? Is the actual shape of the bow correct?

This is a stacked bow I just made. It doesn't have the bow on the bottom. How does it look?
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:30
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Default Re: I'm a bow fraud

oh pashaw!

don't limit yourself to "bowmaker"

you're a creator of designer accessories

as I've seen on here, there are WAY more things to create than bows, not that I don't love bows!
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:38
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Default Re: I'm a bow fraud

Don't give up yet!! Which kind did you try with NBNG? I LOVE those templates!!


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Apparently i'm just not cut out to make bows. No matter how hard I try, they don't come out looking correct. I have tried both NBNG and BBM templates and they still don't come out correctly.

I can make a ton of other stuff but how can I be a bowmaker when I cant make basic bows?

Just a little vent.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:43
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I think we all have days we feel like that, I know I do!
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:59
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I love my BBM templates. Try again!! Like someone else said: there are so many other things to make. I'm not sure what all you make, but I'm sure you have one thing that you are really good at. I take pride in my bows, but have also tried other things. Some things I see other people on here making, i try and just can't get it. So I realize that those are the things I'll leave to other crafters and I will just have to buy that specific thing from them. And I'll keep making my bows?!
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:42
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I agree! Dont give up!

I bet it is just something simple you are missing and as soon as you figure it out you will because it was something so silly! ....err maybe thats just what always happens with me? LOL

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Old 06-26-2010, 05:47
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Sorry hun i feel the same way .... i cant make a bow to look good if my life depended on it... lol ... i have tried to make bows and cant.... but i can look at a sculpture and 90% of time duplicate it w/out a tut.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:58
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Even if you do chose not to do bows anymore, keep making what you can as well as you can. We can't all do everything!
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:58
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I'm going to try to get my camera working so I can post a pic.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:38
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Hang in there! I'm sure they look great! I bet ur just thinking it looks bad bc u did it, that happens to me all the time! Don't give up! Besides u have the best accesses to all the great people who make bows!
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