Monthly Archives: April 2011

New Blogger

Everyone give a big, warm welcome to the newest contributor to The Ribbon Retreat Blog! Cherie! Here is a little about Cherie- “My Name is Cherie Mortimer. I am Married to Lanae’s brother Kevin. Together we have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. I have enjoyed crafting since I was a little girl. The […]

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Hospital Gown

What to wear in the hospital? That is one of the biggest questions when you’re about to deliver a baby. My plan all along was to wear the hospital gown they provide, despite how ugly they are, for many practical reasons. Then a few weeks before I am due, I thought about it a little […]

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Market Tote

How cute is this bag?? Sew4Home has a wonderful step-by-step tutorial for this cute tote using The Ribbon Retreat’s Double Ruffle Ribbon. This bag would be a wonderful gift for Mom! Check out the tutorial on Sew4Home and remember where you can find the cutest fabric and ribbon!

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How To Make A Neck Tie

When The Ribbon Retreat got the neck tie clips in, I knew I had to make a tie for Easter. I ordered a fat quarter of Yellow Dots from My Little Town for Exclusively Quilters. To make this tie, I had to destroy one of my little guy’s ties. I just picked one that I […]

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Flannel Burp Cloths

Can a mom have enough burp cloths? I say the answer is no. The more the better! Since this little one is coming this week, I figured I’d whip up some burp cloths really quick. The awesome thing with burp cloths is that you can embellish them in so many fun ways! You can add […]

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Egg Hunt Bow

Did you grab any of the Easter Ribbon at The Ribbon Retreat? This bow is made out of the Egg Hunt Seasonal Ribbon Mix. I love the mixes, because they have the perfect amount of ribbon for a few bows and all the colors coordinate. The next big holiday is the 4th of July and […]

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GlueGlider PRO Review

I was so excited to try out my new GlueGlider PRO! Have any of you tried it out yet? The first thing I tried with it, was adhering two ribbons together to get the double sided look. I put the adhesive all along the ribbon, but when using it for adhering two ribbons together, I […]

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Easter Bows

I think that if I had a little girl to make bows for, we would have WAY too many! I needed to make an Easter bow and planned to make one for my friend who has a cute little baby girl. My only problem? I couldn’t decide on a style or which ribbon combinations to […]

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Vintage Baby Quilt

I am so excited I got this quilt done before this little guy makes his entrance into the world! I posted about this quilt back in February, and I really appreciated all of your comments and suggestions! I decided to go with a cotton fabric backing because I was scared to death of quilting with […]

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From Box To Basket

After receiving a used changing table, I knew the next step would be to buy baskets. After seeing how expensive baskets are, I just couldn’t do it! I would have spent three times as much on baskets, as I did on the changing table! I have seen some people taking boxes and turning them into […]

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