How To Make A Lady Bug Ribbon Sculpture, YouTube Thursday

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What is your favorite thing about summer? Too hard to name just one, right?!? Ok…then what is your Top 10 favorite things about summer? In my Top 10, you would find…fishing, taking bike rides with the fam, gorgeous bright and vibrant flowers, laying under the stars while drinking orange soda (my kiddos favorite) AND, you would find…Lady Bugs!

I love Lady Bugs and always know summer is here when I see those vibrant red shells with black polka dots staring back at me! So, needless to say, I am super excited to introduce today’s video tutorial, because Shirley is teaching us how to make an adorable, I repeat…ADORABLE Lady Bug ribbon sculpture that is definitely one of my favorite sculptures EVER! This little critter is super easy to create and so much fun to display! Ready to make one, or two…or twenty?

All you need is a couple of supplies:

3/8″ Red/Black Swiss Dots Ribbon
3/8″ Black Ribbon
Black Antenna (See tutorial HERE)
Needle and Thread
Scissors
Hi-Temp Glue Gun
Lined Clip (See tutorial HERE)

Enjoy the show!!!

Cute right?!? This little Lady Bug is perfect for this upcoming summer season and would look adorable on your little girl’s head with it’s cute polka dot ribbon shell and little black antennas. Your little girl will love her new critter friend.

Along with this adorable Lady Bug, we have the cutest little Bumble Bee ribbon sculpture, that when coupled together, these two critters will catch eyes everywhere you go! Attach them to a clip or a headband for nothing but summer splendor and pure cuuuuuteness!! Who could resist?

We have so many cute ribbon sculpture tutorials that are easy to follow and so much fun to make! Learn how to make all of those ribbon sculptures HERE with our fabulous written tutorials…OR learn how to make some of your favorites HERE with our awesome video tutorials!

Happy Creating & Happy Videos!
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Singer Heritage Sewing Machine & $250 Ribbon Retreat Gift Card Giveaway

Do you LOVE to sew or have you always wanted to learn?

Well, today we are teaming up with the incredible, talented, and super fun girls from UCreate to bring you a fabulous giveaway. 
Check this out…

Singer Heritage Sewing Machine & $250 Ribbon Retreat Gift Card Giveaway - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
…amazing right?!!

The winner will get a Singer Heritage Machine. Kari at UCreate has this machine and absolutely LOVES it! Kari is a VERY talented sewer…so you know this sewing machine is AMAZING if she has it and LOVES it!!! This machine has a vintage feel with the modern technology…oh, and this baby threads itself and comes with lots of accessories, too!

Singer Heritage 24-Stitch Electronic Sewing Machine:
  • One-touch stitch selection
  • SwiftSmart Threading System with automatic needle threader
  • Presser foot sensor
  • Drop and Sew Bobbin System
  • Great for beginning sewers and even the experienced
  • Singer electronic sewing machine includes 24 stitches
  • Automatically set at optimal length and width, but can easily be overridden for personalization
  • Free arm allows you to quickly go from a standard sewing surface to easy access for sleeves and pant hems
  • Imported
  • Singer sewing machine model #: 8768


Oh and it gets better because we are throwing in a $250 gift certificate. $250!!!!!!!!!! Yippeee! Where do I enter???

To Enter simply follow these directions….

(oh and if the form takes a while to load click here instead)

Singer Heritage Sewing Machine GIVEAWAY!

A random winner will be announced April 30, 2014! Wahooooooo…will it be you?

Happy Creating & GOOD LUCK!!!!
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Elsa and Anna Frozen Hair Bows

Elsa and Anna Frozen Hair Bows - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hi guys, my name is Debra. I blog over a Housewife Eclectic, and I am so excited to be here to share one of my favorite little projects with you. If the little girls in your life are anything like mine, then Frozen is not just a movie, it’s an obsession. My 5-year-old tells everyone that she is Elsa and has “ice powers.” The entire family has the soundtrack memorized and my daughter has even gone so far as to assign singing parts to each person when we are listening to it together. 

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Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I’m so excited to have my second FROZEN tutorial ready for you guys today! I had a lot of fun making this for dress-up. I do have to admit that my daughter is a bit Elsa obsessed so I went more simple with my design for Anna. Rather than do her dress, I went with a simple cape. It’s not a very long project and you can have it ready for play in about an hour!

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Easy DIY Resin Jewelry

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Hey! It’s Melanie from Find it, Make it, Love it where my sister in law Steffany and I blog about everything from kids crafts to furniture re-finishing. (Come visit us HERE for more inspiration.) We are excited to share this project for some EASY DIY Jewelry. It’s so inexpensive but looks like it came from a Boutique!

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How to Make a Pony O Cheer Bow Streamer, YouTube Thursday

Pony O Cheer Bow Streamer, YouTube Thursday - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Rah, Rah, Rah and Go, Fight, Win…our newest YouTube Video tutorial has just come in!
Ok, yes…I was a cheerleader for a really long time, so what better way to start today than with a sweet little cheer to introduce our brand new video that is something to cheer for, for sure!

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Fabric Covered Notebook

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Hi!  It’s Amy, from Ameroonie Designs again.  Today I’m here to share a project that is a quick sew and would make a great Teacher Appreciation gift or a perfect summer journal for you or your children.  This darling covered notebook comes all decked out with a ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and a pocket for your pencils or pens.

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Laptop Case Tutorial

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Hi there Ribbon Retreat friends! My name is Michaela and I blog over at Covered in Mod Podge. I’m happy to be back today to share a tutorial for a laptop case.

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Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets

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Hey everyone!  I am Kami from Sweet Charli, and I am so excited to be sharing a fun project with you today.  I love these ruffled ribbon bracelets, because they are something you can make with or without a sewing machine.  They are something you can make with the ‘crafty’ and even the non-crafty.

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Ribbon Clutch Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse. I’m here to share a project to use your small bits of ribbon and fabric with. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the Yearly Round Robin.

Being a big fan of the stacked coins quilts and wristlets, I couldn’t resist mixing them together. This is a great way to use your little bits of ribbon and fabric pieces.

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