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Link Love-Ribbon Week II Style

It’s the end of another beautiful Ribbon Week thanks to our sponsors, Fabricworm and Harts Fabric. Harts Fabric offers free shipping on domestic US orders over $75. I wonder how much Anna Maria Horner ribbon that would get me? hmn… At Fabricworm, save 5% on all orders of $25 or more with coupon code “5off25”…. Read more »

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Link Love-Ribbon Week II Style

It’s the end of another beautiful Ribbon Week thanks to our sponsors, Fabricworm and Harts Fabric.

Harts Fabric offers free shipping on domestic US orders over $75. I wonder how much Anna Maria Horner ribbon that would get me? hmn…

At Fabricworm, save 5% on all orders of $25 or more with coupon code “5off25”. Coupon expires on 3/29/12 at 11:59pm PST. These just got TONS of gorgeous new home dec prints.

But how about these gorgeous ribbon projects?

A glasses case from those craft geniuses at bhg.

This pretty ribbon Pansy is perfect as a Spring pin or clip.

Oooooh, I know a few ladies who might like to find one of these ribbon bangles in their Easter basket.

It’s ribbon! But it’s bunnies! Make adorable bunny bows for your daughter before she’s old enough to roll her eyes at you.

Try these pretty Ribbon photo corners

A sweet and easy baby hair clip

The pacifier clip is a baby basic

Dec out a hair clip board with room coordinating ribbon

Shameless plug: My fabric design Texas Modern Crop Squares is a finalist in this week’s Spoonflower contest! You could go vote for me if you’re into that kind of thing.

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Sale Tip: $10 Sassy Flats

An Upholstery Cheat Sheet

DIY: 10 Stunning Paper Mache Projects

Over on Facebook, Jaime is taunting us with lots tasty baking photos and questions and Jacinda is making fun of your mom.

What are you up to this weekend? Is it warm and sunny where you are?

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One More Trick for Storing Ribbon

Last Ribbon Week, we shared with you a clever way of using tic tacs to store ribbons and trims. Here’s another fun ribbon organization trick that I use here at home.

Just snag a straw dispenser at your local restaurant supply shop, remove the lid, and slide your ribbon spools on. Now you can just lift it up and cut yourself a length of ribbon any time you need it.

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Sew A Twirly Ribbon Skirt

Last ribbon week we showed you how to make a twirly fun Ribbon Dress. That was such a hit here at home, I decided to make another version. So here we have a twirly ribbon skirt with a stretchy waistband in bright spring colors, sponsored by Fabricworm. Sylvie, daughter of my friend (blogger Macki), seems to love it!

Let me show you how to whip up a ribbon skirt…

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Ribbon Playmat

Quite often we are asked for advice on what to sew for little boys. This Ribbon Playmat is quick and fun to make and guarantees hours of creative play. It also packs up nicely for on-the-go entertainment. Make a note of this one for the next time you are wondering what to make your favorite 5yr old for his (or her!) birthday.

It’s Ribbon Week II. See all the Ribbon Week posts here. This post is generously sponsored by Hart Fabric.


Read on for step-by-step instructions for making your own Ribbon Playmat… (more…)

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How to Sew A Ribbon Edge Hem (and my cute little mug rug too)

Surprise! It’s Ribbon Week II! We are so inspired by ribbon that 5 days wasn’t enough. Get ready for another fun week of ribbon-related projects. First up, How to Sew a Ribbon Edge Hem sponsored by our friends at fabricworm.

Hemming is boring, in my humble opinion. Boring, yet required in most instances. One way to spice it up is to use a ribbon to create a beautiful, finished edge. It’s pretty and it’s even easier than sewing an actual hem.

If you hem a skirt or other apparel item with ribbon, the stiffness of the ribbon will give a bit of a flounce to the edge of the garment, while using a ribbon to hem placemats, napkins, or a mug rug leaves you with a nice firm shape.

Let me show you how to make a ribbon edge hem and also how I appliqued this little mug rug… (more…)

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