Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fabric Mod Podge Pumpkins

I think you all know by now I have fallen deeply in love with Fabric Mod Podge. I like the end result with fabric better than paper! I’ve seen so many pumpkins in stores lately, and while they are cute as is, I saw a little more potential. I’ve said it before and I’ll say […]

Posted in Halloween, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts, Home Decor | 3 Responses

Minnie Mouse Party Ideas

As you know, my oldest daughter turned 10 last week. I know, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m now the mom of a 10 year old! Daisey just loves Minnie Mouse and she requested a Minnie Mouse Party. She also wanted a Bowling Party. Unable to pick just one […]

Posted in Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To, Kids Craft Tutorials, Party Craft Ideas | 9 Responses

October Link Party Update

Are you getting ready for our next Link Party?? The theme is “Halloween”. It starts Monday, October 3rd! I am so excited to see your bows and crafts! We wanted to make these link parties more exciting, so we’re giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to the link with the most votes. (Details will be […]

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Time for Presents Birthday Bow

“Mom, I’m wearing my pink shirt tomorrow. Will you make me a new bow to match it? And, make it special so everyone knows it’s my birthday?” Normally I don’t give in to her demands, but it was her birthday so I caved and made her a birthday headband, perfect for the little diva that […]

Posted in Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To, Party Craft Ideas | 12 Responses

Shirred Skirt

Spruce up your wardrobe with this extremely cute shirred skirt! The sewing skills needed for this skirt are minimal, so don’t let that be an excuse. – Supplies – Fabric (I used Spring Leaves in Good Life by Wooster & Prince for Robert Kaufman) How much fabric depends on how wide/long you need the dress […]

Posted in Clothing Tutorials, Women | 8 Responses

How To Make A Twisted Boutique Bow

The Twisted Boutique Bow This is a VERY popular bow! And there are tons of ways to make it. Many of you may have learned how to make this bow through our Tricks of the Trade Hair Bow Instructions, where it gives you techniques for tons of bows! That’s where I learned how to make […]

Posted in Examples: How We Layer Bows, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, How-To | 37 Responses

Super Easy Curtains

I made some curtains using Seafoam Dahlia Lama fabric from the Sanctuary line by Michael Miller.  I used Snow Thread. They add so much character to my room!  I love them so much!  Anyone can make these curtains!  All you have to do is sew straight lines and most of them aren’t even seen! –Supplies– Fabric […]

Posted in Home Crafts, Home Decor, Other Fun Crafts | 2 Responses

Tied Ribbon Birthday Card

There’s nothing quite as exciting as getting a birthday card in the mail! Sadly, snail mail is a dying art form, so I feel it’s my duty to keep it going! I love sending out and receiving greeting cards. Today I’ll be showing you how ribbon can enhance a card for any occasion. I made […]

Posted in Cards, Home Crafts, Homemade Gift Ideas | 3 Responses

New Blogger

Everyone give a big, warm welcome to the newest contributor to The Ribbon Retreat Blog! Brittany! Here is a little about Britt- “Hi, I’m Brittany, wife to, Robert and mom to 3 silly monkeys, Daisey, Isaac and Maggie. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. Growing up I remember watching my […]

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Fabric Silhouette Tutorial

I wanted to do a craft that was centered on my kids.  Something to keep for years that would have special meaning.  When my kids are grown I want to have things to look at and remember their cuteness. Do you remember this Post Embroidery Hoops? Embroidery hoops really are coming back, and in such […]

Posted in Baby Craft Ideas, Home Crafts, Home Decor, Kids Craft Tutorials, Other Fun Crafts | 1 Response