Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ribbon Heart Valentine

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I’ve got a cute Valentine card for you! I love making and mailing out handmade cards, but there’s something especially sweet about sending out Valentine’s! Love is in the air and it’s a time to celebrate!

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! I love holidays and this one is one of my favorites! (I may or may not say this about every holiday. :)) I can’t wait to show love in fun ways to my husband, kids, neighbors… okay, everyone! There are so many ways to do this! And here at […]

Posted in Clothing Tutorials, Examples: How We Layer Bows, Girls, Holiday, Holiday Craft Tutorials, Home Crafts, Home Decor, Homemade Hair Bows and Sculptures, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day | 2 Responses

Deep Dish Candy/Gift Baskets

“Sweets for your sweets look even more delicious in these beautiful baskets. Extra wide and just the right depth for cookies and candy (and more!); they are not too thick, not too thin… deep dish, like a good Chicago pizza. Our design ties with a big, pretty bow so there’s no need for separate gift […]

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Funky Loops Pom Pom

A long time ago I showed you how to make a Spikey Pom Pom. It was actually one of my first posts. Well this is similar to that bow.  On this bow instead of just using spikes I also added loops. This technique comes from The Funky Loops Bow. You can learn how to make […]

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Zipper Heart

Valentine’s Day is on it’s way, and I thought it would be fun to make some heart shaped embellishments for my girls. We already have some heart bows made from ribbon, felt and fabric, so I thought I’d try a zipper! After some experimenting, I found that a zipper heart is quite simple to make. […]

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How To Make A Bow Board

There are a few different ways to make a bow board. This is one of the easiest ways, and I love how the frame turns your bows into art! As you might know, I don’t have any girls. So sad considering making bows is a stress reliever. The Ribbon Retreat has a Youtube Channel coming […]

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Flower Onesie

With Valentines Day coming I wanted to make a little outfit for my 18 month old daughter to wear.  I wanted to make something that wouldn’t take a lot of time since it won’t be worn very much. I do love hearts, but if it’s pink and red it’s Valentines enough for me. My mom […]

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Valentine’s Day Wrapped Ribbon Wreath

After I put away all of my Christmas decorations, my house felt so empty. Valentine’s Day decorations are the perfect way to bring life back to my home. The first place I started was my front door. I wanted to make a simple wreath with hearts and then my hands went crazy! I love all […]

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Flannel Receiving Blanket with Crocheted Edge

Receiving blankets are a must have for new moms! Like burp cloths and onesies, you just can’t have too many! These blankets have become my go-to baby gift. I like to crochet around the edge of my blanket for a sweet and simple touch. I used these blankets with all three of my babies and […]

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January Link Party Contest Winners

The results are in! At midnight on Saturday night, I tallied up the “likes” and found our three top winners. 1st Place: $50 Gift Certificate to The Ribbon Retreat Charlie’s Halo! 2nd Place: $25 Gift Certificate to The Ribbon Retreat Baby Bug Wear! 3rd Place: $15 Gift Certificate to The Ribbon Retreat Bald Baby Boutique! […]

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