Thanks so much for posting. You provided very clear and detailed steps...very nice.
You also provided me with an Ah Ha! moment. Your tip about leaving the hole in the center of the circle is "gold". I've always put the first row tips close together and it get's hard to put additional loops in to make it look full.
I don't have any friend/family projects needing bows right now (maybe a Christmas Present cake is in order) but I'll be sure to try this - and all your other tips on the very next one.