Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas Stripe Bow

It’s bow making time! Everyone needs Christmas bows and you can make so many different kinds using the TOTT Hair Bow Instructions and the tons of Christmas ribbons at The Ribbon Retreat! My first bow this season is my Christmas Stripe Bow I am still practicing certain techniques and still learning. Also, all my pictures […]

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Happy Day After Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It’s one of my favorite holidays, with lots of food, pies, and relaxing! Yesterday my little guy got to wear his Turkey Shirt. Isn’t he handsome! That smile makes a mother proud. Unfortunately, about four hours later, one of the legs fell off and when my […]

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Christmas Card Holder

I’ve always put the Christmas cards we receive on our refrigerator. Then they end up staying there until about mid-February. We are running out of space on our fridge so I wanted a different way to display all these fun cards. I found a frame that I wasn’t using at the moment and gathered up […]

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Ribbon Thief

I swear I have one of these in my house… This is the fourth time I have gone to start a project and can’t find the materials needed. I then spend an hour looking for it, but all the searching is in vain. Sigh. Do any of you have a ribbon thief in your house? […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt

Gobble, Gobble! How cute is this applique turkey? I loved this idea just for the sheer fact that used the shape of my son’s hands. All of the fabric is left over scraps, mostly from my table runner, which featured fabric from the line Awesome by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I also had some Solid […]

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Quilted Table Runner

Christmas is coming, and I have lots of fun projects coming up! I won’t be able to do them quickly enough, so I will post my upcoming projects to give you ideas. If you have some Christmas projects involving ANYTHING you have bought from our store, please email me pictures or a tutorial at shirley@theribbonretreat.com, […]

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Toddler Belt

I absolutely LOVE this idea! Kellie sent me pictures and a tutorial of these awesome belts. She has two cute little boys who I bet love wearing these cool belts. The awesome thing is you can use the same tutorial to make cute little girls belts as well. My little guy doesn’t need belts yet, […]

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New Mousepad

When my computer crashed last year, I inherited my husband’s laptop. Along with his laptop came the ugliest mouse pad. I guess the one I used with my old computer wasn’t that much better, a cat calendar from 2006. I have lived with this mouse pad for about a year and as I was cleaning […]

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Flower Loop Bow

The Flower Loop Bow is such a fun bow and so easy to make! Have any of you made these bows? I love how creative you can get with them and they can look cute on girls or women! If you haven’t made one yet, you can find the instructions in the TOTT Hair Bow […]

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Wristlet Pouch

Alaina, one our customers, sent me this picture of one of her products using our super cute fabric, Riley Blake’s Bloom and Grow collection. I think it looks great! You can see more at her blog and shop, White Satin Ribbon. I love to see what our customers are working on. If you have any […]

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