Monthly Archives: May 2011

Father’s Day Apron

  Father’s Day is coming up ladies!  June 19th!  You have PLENTY of time to order yourself some beautiful fabric and make this classic reversible apron for your Daddy or Hunny.  I ordered the fabric for my apron on a Saturday night and received it on my doorstep on Tuesday morning!  That’s less than 3 days from start to finish!  You […]

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Jack N Jill HAt

Using the Jack N Jill pattern from The Ribbon Retreat I made this hat.  I used the fabric: Saturday Brown by Free Spirit, Natural by Bella Solids, and Cocoa from Essential Dots.  The pattern calls for a covered button for the flower center, which would be really cute, but I decided to use an antique gold […]

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Flower Plaque

This is just an idea of one of the many things you can do with flowers and ribbon.  Supplies Wooden plaque Acrylic paint Wooden post Vinyl sticker 4 little lady daisies ribbon E6000   My front porch was in need of some color!  I’m not the best at gardening and keeping things alive, so I […]

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How to make a bow using the GlueGlider PRO

Isn’t this bow so cute?  This is a bow I actually like to wear in my hair.  It is simple yet fun.  The ribbon I used: 1″  brown/pink/mint fashion dots for the base bow, 7/8″ hot pink for the top bow and 3/8″ mint for the center.  The button came from my paradise button jar.  I […]

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Looped Ribbon Skirt Tutorial

 This skirt is easy to make, but it really makes a statement!  If your daughter has a skirt that is getting too short this is a great way to add some length and make the skirt last longer!  You can make it in any color scheme using the huge ribbon selection The Ribbon Retreat offers.  I used […]

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Iron-On Guitar Shirts

I have two adorable boys!  Although they don’t mind, their little sister gets a few more handmade things. :)  The Ribbon Retreat has some really cute iron-on graphics and when I saw the guitars I knew my boys would love them!  This was such a quick and inexpensive project!   If you noticed that the guitar on the […]

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Yo Yo Hair Clip

As promised I’m going to show you how to make these tiny yo yo flower clippies.  I made these flowers to go with the shirred dress I made for my daughter.  If you haven’t seen that post go take a look!  The fabric I used was Lilyrose Gray by Free Spirit.  I didn’t mention this before […]

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“Fresh Flowers”

Have you ever used a charm pack?  I never had before this project.  They are actually quite awesome!  A charm pack comes with 42 5″x5″  squares of 100% cotton fabric.  The charm pack I used to make these flowers is “Fresh Flowers” by Moda.  The colors are so vibrant and the patterns are really cool.  […]

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Spikey Pom Pom Hair Clip

 I Love the look of the korker bow and thought it would be fun to do a straight version! To make this spunky little pom pom you will need: 3/8″ ribbon 1/2″ & 3/4″ ric rac 2 Felt circles Glue gun  Lighter or woodburner pen Needle and thread Regular single prong clip Scissors or rotary cutter […]

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Burnt Ribbon Flower

I’m very excited to show you this burnt ribbon flower.  This flower is so unique and fun for all ages.  I love to wear them!  It is very easy to make and doesn’t take much time.  Supplies needed  Approximately 18″ of ribbon,  (I used tutti frutti 2 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon) needle & thread, button or bottle […]

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