Monday, December 26, 2011

Back to ribbon work

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas, I did, but now ...back to ribbonwork.

This is for a large order I am working on. It is for a civil war re-enactment gown. Here are some of the pieces.
I keep all of the bits and pieces in an egg carton while working on them. It is super handy..I just close it up when I am finished. I can also take it with me if I need to. The Styrofoam is great for holding pins and needles too. I keep extra beads and stamens in the little egg cups.

I will show you the finished work. Hopefully I will be done this week. If the customer sends me a picture of the finished dress I will be sure to share that too!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thoughts on Christmas

During this season I have been thinking about traditions and different ways we celebrate Christmas.

It makes me think of some other holidays we celebrate..Mother's day and Father's day. Both of these days  are designed to show the "person of honor" that we love and honor them and appreciate the sacrifices they have made for us in the name of love.

I know I wouldn't have much of a relationship with  my parents if I only thought of  them one day a year! 
As Christmas comes and goes I want to keep the reason for the season in my heart all year. Jesus wants to have a relationship with each one of us...that is the real reason for the season.

It occurred to me that some of my followers may not own a Bible, if you would like a Bible just email me at I will send you one as a Christmas gift. If you would like me to pray with you, about anything anytime just email me.  

I promised I wouldn't use this blog to preach but I wanted to share these thoughts with you for Christmas.
More ribbonwork  in next post!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Walt Disney Cinderella Ballet Slippers

I couldn't wait to share these with you all! I received a custom order for these little ballet shoes.

 The little girl requested aquamarine flowers and light pink shoes! I thought....well, ok...but when I made them I was so pleased!

 I think they look just like they stepped out of a Walt Disney movie! I can just see a princess wearing these while little blue birds fly around her head!
What a nice Mom to let her choose her own unconventional colors!

Here is another pair of cute little Christmas slippers I did this week. Won't they be perfect for dancing around the tree?

Here is a very dark and poor quality picture of the Christmas wreath now on its way to France!!!

I must one of Santa's elves...Santa please order earlier next year!

 I was also talking to Rudolph and he has requested some extra bathroom stops on the delivery trip this year!

Katie's Nesting SpotHookingupwithHoH

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I am working on a last minute order for Christmas!! The first picture shows a progress picture...complete with the Cinnamon sticks I needed to keep me going!!

Here is the wreath..still not finished..I ran out of cinnamon sticks..I am sure that is the problem!

I plan to sprinkle more rose buds around the wreath and also add pearl clusters.

I will show you the wreath when I get it done..I may or may not let you know how much candy was eaten during this project!

Happy Monday,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Grand Opening

I want to introduce you to a fellow blogger Stephanie Suzanne Queen of Dreamsz!
She has just opened a wonderful new etsy shop. Stop by and take a look at her beautiful hand made items.

Don't you just love the beautiful colors and the perfect even stitches on these ?

These would keep your hands warm in the most stylish way!!
Perfect fall colors!!
So if you need a gift, stop by and check out this wonderful shop filled with beautiful pieces created by a beautiful person! Be sure to click on her button on my side bar to visit Stephanie Suzanne's Queen of Dreamsz blog too!

Hurry over...right now every item is 30% off!!! Can you believe it?
I'm topsy turvy tuesdays

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Ribbonwork Holly and Mistletoe

Merry Christmas!!! Here is a collection of Christmas ribbonwork I just finished. Whee! The customer is using these pieces on a Christmas crazy quilt. Wouldn't you love to see the finished quilt? I know I would.
Here is the second big job I have been working on. This is a collection of pins along with a necklace and two bracelets and some ballet key chains !

I love to see it all piled together!! It reminds me of icing flowers!
Now....on to the next job! LOL
I am starting the ribbonwork for a civil war ball gown! I am excited to start the next project.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give Away Winner Announced

I just want to thank each of you for your kind comments and for entering! Here is how I choose the winner. I took all of the followers and put their name in a pot. My husband drew one name and then added it to the list of people who left comments, tweeted, pinned and favorited this post.

And now...drum roll...the winner is Betsy!! Betsy has her choice of a pink or red rose.

Then I wanted to have a couple of other winners so I reached in and choose two more...Terri and Marilyn!!!

Thank you to everyone!! Merry Christmas!

I had lots of fun doing this and when I get caught up on all of my orders I will host another give away!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Good Friday Morning and Ribbonwork Give Away Details!

What a week! Let me just say...I have learned never to clean your laptop screen with matter how dirty you think it is!! $100.00 lesson learned!

Now for the details on the give away...your choice of either the pink rose or the Christmas red rose.
I will send it to you with a pin or hair clip or plain..your choice. I am also adding a small surprise for the winner!

I am adding one entry for each don't have to do anything, I appreciate each of you!
If you would like an additional entry then I will add your name two times for each tweet, blog post, or pintrest.I will also add two entries if you favorite my etsy shop, just let me know in the comments what you have done. 

 You do not have to be in the USA to enter.

I will choose the winner by drawing the name on Monday night !

Thank you all and have a wonderful weekend! Little Knick Knack
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Mistletoe in Ribbon work with Pearls

Here is some Christmas mistletoe I made for a customer. I was happy with it, not sure it really looks like mistletoe, but I do think it is pretty! LOL

I am also working on the give away items....I should have the give away ready to post this Saturday so be sure to check back !!

Have  a wonderful night!

freckled laundry

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mountains of Ribbonwork for Christmas

I can't believe it is already November!!!
I panicked last week and got busy making up some ribbon work to fill my etsy shop. I also reduced the prices on things already listed and reduced the shipping cost. I was sending everything priority mail which costs $5.20 . I realized with Christmas coming I could send everything first class and save my customers some money .

Wouldn't these cute toe shoes look cute on a Christmas tree?

Tell me....are you getting ready for Christmas yet? If you have a shop are you filling it with new items yet? Or maybe you have been ready for months!!

Also, want to let you all know that as an early Christmas gift to my readers, I am doing a give away..some time next week. But tell me, do you want a finished piece or would you rather have bits and bobs to add to your own stash?

Let me know...this is for you!

The Shabby Nest