In my own defense, I have said, for the past three years, that when Michaels reduces their Christmas ribbons to 70% off, I’ll stock up. And so, I did! I chose colors that didn’t look too “Christmasy” that I could use in crazy quilting. The dollar ribbon bin was also full of satin rattail in many colors!
Hancock Fabrics had a great sale on trim and other goodies, too. Now my “Ribbons, Laces and Trims” bin is nice and full!
Michaels was also the source of this ribbon trim I chose for Mama’s pillow. I’m so proud of myself. I didn’t have the needlework with me, but I had enough sense to take the trim over to the embroidery floss to see if it was a match. It wasn’t on sale, but I had a coupon. SCORE!!!!
I want my craft room (studio!) to be an inviting, enchanted space. So, inspired by these:
(They are by Mallory Jane of Hayseed Homemakin’. I found them on Pinterest.)
I bought a string of 100 white lights with white wires and these rolls of trim:
I strung the lights along the handrail in the stairwell that leads to my room. I cut short, 5-6″ lengths of the sparkly pink organza ribbon and tied them around each light bulb:
I cut the rosettes apart on the other trim, poked a hole in the middle of each one, and slid them over the tiny light bulbs:
I compared to see which I like better. The pink organza ribbon won hands down, though I do think the little white rosettes would be cute for a wedding.
Now, I only have 94 more to cut and tie!
I’d like to make a book cover for a paperback novel. I drafted my pattern and put out these fabrics and trims to choose from.
Then, I removed the trims and any fabrics that didn’t seem to fit. (The gold paisley fabric at the bottom is from Evening Star Designs)
Next, I added back the trims that matched best. A search for charms and bobbles and I’m ready to cut and sew!