Local Find: Unique Monogrammed Gifts at The Black Sheep

I’m always searching for some cool new stores in the St. Louis area with fresh and funky products that I can share with everyone. While grazing through Facebook the other week I came across The Black Sheep, a custom monogramming shop with unique gifts for any occasion.

What sets The Black Sheep apart from the other stores? All of their product pricing INCLUDES the monogram. Plus, not only can you purchase one of their many in-store products, you can also bring in your own personal items to have monogrammed.

Some of their popular items include: backpacks, cosmetic bags, coozies, duffle bags, headbands, lunch bags, market totes, messenger bags, purses, tote bags, and t-shirts.

Need a perfect baby shower gift? How about a personalized onesie, diaper cover or embroidered burp cloths?

The Black Sheep has many monogram fonts available and also many appliques. Also, they’ve recently included vinyl monograms for use on many new items including wine glasses, platters, piggy banks, picture frames and more.

The Black Sheep also features custom window treatments, pillows and baby bedding.

If you’re in the St. Louis area, you can find The Black Sheep in Cottleville  at 5359 Highway N. They also have a great website where you can view their products and order online: http://blacksheepmonograms.com.

Also, The Black Sheep would LOVE to have more Facebook Fans!  https://www.facebook.com/baablacksheep You can get information on cool in-store events and special promotions if you click the LIKE button!


Adding Some Sparkle to a Plain Jane Ponytail

My three year old daughter wears a lot of ponytails, especially when it’s 100 degrees outside like these past couple of weeks! She does wear a lot of pretty hair bows, but while cleaning out my craft closet I found a bunch of ribbon that I thought would be perfect to dress up some of her plain jane ponytails. Pretty cute, huh?

Yeah, here’s just some of the ribbon I’ve collected through the years…at least the solids.  So I gathered a couple of different color combinations and got to work!

I got all of my supplies ready:

  • Different colors & widths of ribbon (cut into 12 inch strips)
  • White embroidery thread
  • Seamless hair rubberbands
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clear nail polish

First I cut all of the ribbon in 12 inch strips. I gathered the colors for the first ponytail together except for one ribbon that I put to the side. I tied the bunch of ribbons in the middle with the embroidery thread.

Next I put a glob of hot glue on the thread and attached the seamless rubberband to the ribbons. Once the glue dried, I took the extra ribbon I had put aside and tied it around the rubberband covering the piece of glue.

To finish, I cut the larger ends of the ribbon at a diagonal and painted the edges with clear nail polish so the ribbon wouldn’t fray.  And that’s it!

Yep, a cute and cheap solution to a plain ol’ ponytail! This is a pretty simple hair accessory to make for any special outfit or holiday :)


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