Here's a fun fact about me: I fucking love bows.
Most people who know me know about the whole situation because I talk about it and sometimes I wear bows in my hair. It's really not a secret. And then I went on a three day bow crafting extravaganza. (See here, here, and here.)
I told you there was an ellipses after Bow Crafting Part 3, not a period.
And now you know why.
Bow crafting never ends. I will continue making bows forever. Or at least until I develop arthritis in my hands OR go blind.
...Not sure which will come first. I'm taking bets.
Why I made a bow key-chain:
I get made fun of on the regular for my current key chain situation. Mostly because I look like a janitor.
On my key chain, you will find:
-My wallet. (Yes. I use one of those little key chain pouches as a wallet. It is phat. It is also fat because wallets should be larger. I'm 15 years late on the slang.)
-A Duane Reade flex card. (Go savings!)
-Two bike-lock keys. (I ride a bike for transportation regularly. Imagine me with a helmet. It's super cute.)
-A key to my sister's apartment.
-My mail key.
-My building key.
-My Front door key.
-A bottle opener gifted to me from Mr. Desk Job. (Drinking is part of the job description.)
-A key fob for Mr. Desk Job.
...I would make fun of me too.
Carrying all of my possessions around the office has been straight up annoying. So I decided to make a key chain exclusively for my key fob to lighten my load.
Cue the bow key-chain:
Cute. So Cute. Super Cute. (Anyone else watch Happy Endings?)
One could say my new key chain is similar to this Marc Jacobs version, if one wanted to:
1. Pasta machine from Michael's.
2. Pliers from a local Hardware store.
3. Fimo from Blick.
4. A key chain from Toho Shoji.
5. A push pin from Staple's.
5. An X-Acto knife from a local hardware store.
Follow my fimo bow instructions here. Only alteration: Use the push pin to make a hole in one corner before baking the fimo.
Use the pliers to attach the key chain to the bow through the hole you created with the push pin.
Not only do I like the way this looks, I also like the way it feels. It's all smooth and shit, and easy to hold and carry around.
I feel so rad when I wear jeans and pop the fob in my pocket. I have this lil' blue bow hanging out.
I'm just too cool for school.