Monthly Archives: May 2010


The blog is now officially LIVE on The Ribbon Retreat! We couldn’t be more excited!

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International Quilt Market

International Quilt Market was AWESOME, and was quite the experience!! We had so much fun and met lots of great people! We also ran into friends from Idaho, which is always fun….running into people you know when you’re over a thousand miles away. Minneapolis is such a beautiful city! There are trees everywhere and it’s […]

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The Quilt Market

Lanae is at the Quilt Market right now. How jealous are we?! It is in Minneapolis. Gorgeous, huh? Have a great time, Lanae!!

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Sewing A Skirt

I started my first ever sewing something from a pattern! I am scared to death! I’ve already made a few mistakes, which thankfully didn’t ruin any material, just wasted time. I am making an Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt. I think it’s so cute, and I’m hoping it fits! I am using the Green Peonies Pop […]

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Styling Accessory

Remember this styling flower I made? I still only have one. It’s amazing how little time you have when you have a sick toddler. I did manage to get some laundry done though! Phew! Since I didn’t have time to make another one, I found another use for my cute Double Face Satin accessory. I […]

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Birdie Sling

I have had my eye on this Amy Butler pattern since we got it in the store! I absolutely love it! I’m going to International Quilt Market in Minneapolis this week and thought it would be fun to have a new bag! Plus, this bag is BIG so it should definitely fit all my carry […]

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Flower Accessories

Bubs took a two hour nap. TWO HOURS! Do you know what you can do in two hours? It’s crazy! I am looking forward to this one nap a day thing more and more! During these two hours, I was able to make some accessories for my cute interchangeable flip flops. What do you think?! […]

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Interchangeable Flip Flops

I got this awesome, AWESOME (yes, this idea needs two awesomes!) idea from Make It and Love it. If you’re like me, you have tons of different colors of flip flops to go with different outfits. I bet you anything, my flip flop collection is worth hundreds. I need different flip flop styles for different […]

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Bow #2

First of all, I wanted to say: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! I had a wonderful day with my husband, son, and my mom and siblings. Isn’t it wonderful how a day that is supposed to make YOU feel appreciated, makes you appreciate everyone else? I felt so grateful for my little family. Here is a picture […]

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Bow #1

Today I took this: and made this!: Okay, I know it’s not that fantastic, but you gotta give me a break! It’s only my 3rd bow! (1st unsupervised, really.) I think it turned out okay. I wouldn’t necessarily sell it, or even give it away, but hopefully it will work with a project I’m working […]

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