Thursday, December 17, 2009

All sorts of ribbon art clips

I wanted to share some of my newest ribbon creations. A friend asked me to make a horse clippy for her horse crazy little one. The biggest trick was making sure it didnt look like a dog. The dragonfly is one I have made before, but bring out an spring lines come out. I love the wiggly little eyes. Lastly, the princesses. They are tough! I think that because they take SO long to make these are only going to be made as needed for customers. I have so many others items that need making all the time. I think they all turned out wonderful.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Teaming up with my sister

My sister Holly takes the best pictures of my monkeys. She meet us at the park and snapped some shots for a family picture and some just of the kids. This is a great picture of not only Elena, but my interchangable hard headband that I made to go with her outfit. You can see more of Holly's work at

I created with the large loopy bow also and made a double layer loopy to go with yet another Baby Cake Designs dress the I LOVE. My sister took the pictures for me. My daughter has a fascination with leaves and flowers. This was great for her. Thanks Elle and Holly.

Creative minds think alike

Elle and I have teamed up again to create a appliqued shirt-obviously Elle's work-that has a ribbon loop to wear or remove a bow-obviously I made the bow. This adorable Christmas pressent shirt was the first of what I am sure many that has the bow that can be worn on the shirt or in the hair. It is also nice to be able to remove the bow for washing.

Elle has been working on a minnie mouse shirt for me for Disney. It can then be a mickey or minnie. I made the ribbon hair bow to go on it that can be interchanged. I love the style of fabric she chose for the head. It is not run of the mill.
The Hello Kitty pictures are a appliqued shirt that Elle made with four different bow options. The bow can and should be removed before washing and can be worn in your little ones hair for something different.
I so love working with Elle. Catch her latest creations at

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New and smaller flower clips with crystal center

Good news ladies. I have smaller versions of my gerber daisy flower clips. They measure 2 inches and are adorable. Just a nice little accent to a baby or toddlers hair. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beautiful Fall pictures and bows

I so much love the fall. The leaves crunching under your feet and my favorite holiday of all HALLOWEEN. These two beautiful ladies are wearing my hard interchangable headbands with layered bows. Each bow comes off to wear as a bow alone as well. Thanks Dilley gals for the fabulous pics.
These beautiful fall pictures were taken by Christy Johnson of Christy Johnson Photography. You can see more of her work at Thanks to you also Christy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Pretty Girl

First birthdays are so special and for me seem so long ago as mine as 4 and 5 now. I love to create that last finishing touch to any special outfit.
Here is sweet Lindsay and Brooke sporting all sorts of my bows. Elle and I of Baby Cake Designs created Lindsay's look in her first birthday picture. Lindsay is wearing and infant interchangable headband with a large layered bow. Her sister is wearing korker bows.
Thanks beautiful girls!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Big Sis and Little Sis

I just love this picture of big sis and little sis. The Diller girls are both wearing Ellie's Essentials bows. Big Sis, Aubrey is wearing my hard interchangable headbands. It can be both a bow and a headband. Little Sis, Kylee is wearing one of my embroidered covered button letter clips. The embroidered letter can also be put in the middle of a large bow for older girls.
I hope that you girls remember this picture when you are older and yelling at one another. Thanks so much to the beautiful models.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Belle of the Ball

So I took my family to the Valentine theater for a children series production of If you Give a Pig a Pancake and other stories. Very cute and fun for the kids to get dressed up.

I decided that it was time for Elena to bust out with a custom outfit of Elle Cotterman of Baby Cake Designs. This is the Anna skirt with a appliqued long sleeved shirt I added. I am absolutely in love with this outfit. I got so many compliments today. Way to go Elle! I paired her outfit with a large cream loopy bow that I made, but easily could have put a crochet hat with a felt flower with it. It matches perfectly. If you are interested in this outfit or a version of it contact Elle at or . I picked out all my fabric and just brought it to Elle. I am so looking forward to sharing our collaborations with everyone. Elle's attention to detail and quality are second to none.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tutu Maries custom tutus

What little girl doesn't need a tututo prance around and play in. Here are some tutus from Tutu Maries custom and handmade tutus. Laura Gahn is the owner of beautiful creations you see here. She can make any size and and any color combination for infants up to adult. Laura and I also travel around to the shows. You will probably see us together. I also make bows to match her tutus exactly. She also made a lot of tutus for the YMCA's spring recital.

You can see more of Laura's tutus at .

Fall Beauty

Dont you just love Fall. This adorable model is sporting one of my Hard Interchangable Headbands. The bow comes off to wear as only a bow or you can just wear the headband. All my other bows can be worn in the headband as well.
Thanks baby girl.
This picture was courtesy of Holly Omlor (my sister) at

Flower Power

Here is an adorable picture of a infant sporting one of my infant headbands and flower clips. They are

interchangable and very stretchy. The headband will also go up to girls so you get max wear out of it.

This picture was taken by Thanks so much for sharing Christy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Custom bow to match a custom dress by Baby Cake Designs

O.K., so I have teamed up with a wonderful mom who makes the most beautiful custom dresses, skirts, applique items, and so much more. This is one of Baby Cake Desgins dresses and the bow I made to match. Elle Cotterman is the creator behind Baby Cake Designs. I am in love with her clothing and as many as you know, I love fun and funky stuff for Elena. You can see Elle's newest items on I will be taking some of Elles wonderful, custom items with me to bow parties and shows along with custom bows. She is a stay at home mom just like me. Check out Elle's other items on etsy at

Gotta love the hats

I just had to share pictures of my crochet hats by the Lizcano girls. Thanks Mara for the photos. These hats are not just for the hair challenged infants, but also for toddler and girls with tons of hair. The flowers are felt and removable to be worn as a clip also.

Monday, October 12, 2009

This Foofah layered plus bow was made for a Halloween costume. I was informed by my daughter that she is from Yo Gabba Gabba. I cant wait to see it with the costume with the bow.

Well welcome to the Ellie's Essentials blog. I am just figuring this out so bare with me. I just wanted to be able to share with all of you loyal bow lovers my custom creations.