Thank you so much for joining in the fun. We were pleased to have all the women that participated, share their
creative ideas for our ribbon! A special Thank you to Amber @ Life in Color for helping me coordinate this fun event!
I chose to start with the Cherry Stitched French Cotton and an old sweater I found at Goodwill. Making my own pattern from an old pair of pants, I used Wondertape to position the ribbon. Have I mentioned how awesome Wondertape is? It really makes it easy to hold ribbon in place until it is stitched!
I made these a bit longer than the original and think they turned out quite nicely... Now if I just had a sweet little model nearby. Perhaps her mama will take a photo for me : )!
French Cotton Ribbon was brought in with little boys in mind. So often I think about using ribbon for girls, but it can be just as fun to embellish for little boys if you have the right ribbon.
I will share my other projects using the rest of the ribbon in another post...
At The Ribbon Jar we are proud to offer 1,200 of the most delicious ribbons you’ll find anywhere. From velvets, jacquards and ric-rac to specialtytrims our goal has always been to make quality ribbon and trim available by the yard to every day crafters. We hope this Blog Hop has given you a bit of inspiration for your holiday and everyday projects!
If you would like a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Ribbon Jar simply leave a comment by November 20th telling us your favorite ribbon on this site. This contest is open to all readers, domestic and international. Chances to win from this blog will go through November 18, winner will be posted November 19th!
For more chances to win please re-visit the other blogs on our hop. Good luck!
When I started this project my biggest concern was how I would attach this ribbon to the lampshade. Once I had looked through my craft drawer and located this glue stick I was ready to go. Word of advice: Whenever you are trying a new product on ribbon, sample it on a few scraps to see how it works. Lucky for me my sample dried quickly without incident and I was ready to proceed!
I started working two layers at a time and thought I wanted the wider herringbone on top of the Dupioni Silk.
I soon discovered the herringbone is not as flexible as the silk and since my lampshade has a slight angle, it puckered at the top; so I pulled the silk out from under the herringbone and I began to layer one on top of the other.
I was happy to discover this in the beginning of my project because as I layer one ribbon on top othe the other it smoothed out the ripples underneath.
And I'll be back Wednesday, November 14 to share my crafty endeavors. I'd like to say these crafts are completely different from my other projects, but you may notice simliarities. I just can't seem to get away from what I love; texture and strong lines!
Each blogger will be giving away a $25 gift certificates to The Ribbon Jar! If you'd like a chance to win, simply visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment, telling us your favorite ribbon on their site during the blog hop. This contest is open
to all readers, domestic and international. For more chances to win
please visit the other blogs on our hop. Good luck!
By the way... This is my 500th post! Its hard to believe I've shared so much. I haven't always been the best blogger, especially when I check out others and see gorgeous photos, wonderful crafts and how well they express themselves. But when I look back I must admit it's fun to see snippets of my life and things I have accomplished.
There's going to be a Ribbon Jar Blog Hop and Amber @ Life in Color will kick it off next Wednesday! We've sent ribbon to six very crafty women who will be joining in. Prizes are involved so if you'd like a chance to win, check in with Amber next Wednesday to find out how!
These colors and textures are fabulous together! Wonder what I'm working on? Find out when I finish up the Blog Hop November 14th! But don't forget to start with Amber Wednesday, November 7th and find out who's participating in-between!