Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Little bit of This and That :)







I have had a really nice and quiet weekend. I got alot done and am feeling very productive. I had a pet sitting job to feed this really sweet dog named Fiona. As I was driving to Fionas home I saw a store grand opening with all the colored flags celebrating the event. The sign said Ribbons and Lace. I almost made a right turn on two wheels to get in there, but I must be a responsible business owner. After all I had a very hungary Fiona waiting for me and a strong desire not to have my insurance rates go up because I caused a car accident, I drove by. I couldnt wait to get done so I could drive back and check it out. I wish I had my camera. It was rows and rows of ribbon and lace. Some of it was a little on the expensive side, but alot of it was priced pretty good. It turns out this is a 2nd store for them. Years and years ago, back in my other life as a wife, I used to sew alot and I went to this store. I forgot all about it, but now they have opened up a 2nd store near me. I will visit there often for sure. This is some trim I got to go on cupcake pillows. This other is a 4 inch taffeta wired ribbon with roses. ISNT THIS GORGEOUS! It comes in so many beautiful colors. When I have time to figure out what I am going to do with it, I will be buying more. I have a really pretty rose fabric and I think I am going to make a really long handled tote and use this ribbon on that. I need a tote that I can wear diagonally across my shoulder. Then Target sells these hard side clutch type wallets. I am thinking of covering it with this ribbon. Well, you just have to see it in my head, but trust me, its really cute. I will keep you posted. LOL



Next is a bracelet using one of my ceramic roses that I get from my really good friend Cindy (http://www.angelheartdesigns.com/ ) I was inspired by this scrapbook paper that I have it sitting on. I think its going to be a gift for someone, if not, it will be on my website soon. The scrap book paper is going to be used for my May Day Jar. There is a contest going on at Make Mine Pink for pretty May Day jars for fresh flowers to give someone on May Day. Its open to all members, so now would be a perfect time to join at http://www.makeminepink.com/ Eveyone have a pretty week. Enjoy some pretty spring flowers.

21 comments:

Cottage Flair said...

Ribbon stores are so much fun! I LOVE the rose ribbon. I have never seen anything like it. It is too gorgeous. Your new creation is beautiful. We sell those flat wallets you are talking about. They are all the rage now. Can't wait to see what you create.

Marie said...

Hi Gail,
All the ribbons and trims are so pretty. iknow I coul spend so much time in a store like that, that they would need a search party to find me and get me out. The rose ribbon is awesome. Your bracelet is the prettiest of all, though.
Marie

lisa said...

Oh, how I wish there were a ribbon and lace store close to me. I would never be home!

Glad you found some great stuff, love the new bracelet. Cindy's roses are gorgeous.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Susan said...

Hi, Gail!
Love the ribbons...I am such a ribbon freak...I keep saying I want to bring it in the shop...I found a supplier for those chain link bracelets...CrystalCorners.com www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Oooh Gail, I LOVE what you've done with your lil bloggity spot! Simply gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet compliment too.....xoxo AndieBee

Tedi said...

Gail, If I had been with you at the time... I would have had you drop me off and come back for me after the dog! I'm with you - heaven on earth.
Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Nancy said...

Oh Gail! I am soooo jealous! The new Blog look, the ribbons, your jewelry, it is all just drop dead gorgeous! I am just speechless as I look at all this Glamour. Oh we so have to create a new Blog for moi! And the Bracelet, I have the perfect wrist for it! lol
Huggs, Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
www.coeurdalenegifts.com/blog/

Carolee Crafts said...

That trim is to die for, me thinks a trip to VV Rouleaux is in order, you seem to have been quite restrained in your buying, or is there something you are not showing us!

Love the bracelet also.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Thanks for visiting me!
The trims and ribbons are very pretty! I think you would find a wonderful way to use them in your crafting! How wonderful to live so close by to a neat shop!
Your new creations are wonderful!

Pei Li

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Gail -
Those trims are gorgeous! Ooooh - how could I incorporate those in a quilt. You've got me thinking!

Lani

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Looking forward to seeing what you create with those beautiful trims !

Your creations are beautiful and I feel so blessed to have more than one piece of your jewelry.

(())

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Gail,

It looks like you were very productive. I love your new trims. They are so beautiful! The bracelet is so pretty too. I like your new background. Now I want a new one. lol Have a wonderful week!
hugs,
Carrie

Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! Gail...ooooh! Those ribbons are TDF!!! Maybe I'll start sewing again..LOL (kidding) I like making the roses!! :) The bracelet turned out gorgeous..
(()) Cindy:)

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hi Gail~
So many pretties! Thanks for sharing!
Pink Hugs
Stephanie

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Gail,
I love the ribbons and lace, they are so pretty! I can't wait to see how you use them. Your bracelet is beautiful too! Thank for sharing.

Shannon
www.shabbyshanscottage.com

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail!

Wow! Love, love ,love those fabulous ribbons and Cindy's roses are so pretty as always. I need to get some of those! Your bracelets are beautiful pinkie. Very ,very pretty.
xoxo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Craft Diva said...

wow...nice stuff, gail. love that bracelet! and the new look is great.

carolyn
www.theoddsparrow.com

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh just get out!!! You lucky, lucky, lucky girl! Can you tell I'm totally jealous!!!!!!!! Man I wish I was there with you. We could have gotten in sooooo much trouble, after we fed Fiona of course. hee,hee,hee.
Loooooove that rose trim. Green with envy I am!
bunny hugs my friend,
shell

Kimberly said...

Oh, I so enjoy searching for just the right ribbon and fabric. What fun you must have had! I can't wait to see what you make with them! They are so pretty, especially the one with the roses!

Patricia said...

Oh I would love to see a shop like that near me. One of those places you can get lost in for hours. Enjoy your new trims, can't wait to see what the plans are.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

Beloved Creations said...

oh my goodness i love that trim -- i wish we had a trim store like that.