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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Friday Freebie~My name is Laura and I'm a ribbon~a~holic!

Yes, it's true. I have so much ribbon that if I laid it out end to end, I could probably reach China and back. Do you suffer from this affliction as well?




My daughter, the fashionista, mentioned that she liked the prize ribbons that are all the rage right now. So I sat down at my sewing machine over the Christmas holiday and created this to pin on her stocking. She loved it.





It also looked pretty cute pinned on a pillow.





But this is how she ended up using it. Her book bag has never looked better.




Later on, I was perusing blogs and came across the talented Elizabeth Holcombe. She is featured on page 25 of the March 2009 issue of Romantic Homes. She inspired me to add a few of the vintage charms, and bits & bobs that I use in my jewelry designs to create a corsage for my niece to wear at her upcoming baby shower.





Of course that led me to create a corsage for my other niece to wear to her bridal shower.





Then I remembered my sister in law Melody will soon be celebrating a birthday.





Which made me feel all warm and fuzzy... kinda like Valentine's Day.




Pink fluffy love.





Hearts and flowers forever!





I wrapped a few up to give as gifts.





But there are a few leftover, along with some new Valentine jewelry in my Etsy shoppe.





Onto Friday Freebie! I still have alot of ribbon left. So I thought I'd share some Valentine colors with you. I have also included a small tray you can string ribbon through, lace doilies, some bits and bobs, and of course, chocolate, candy and tea.



This contest is open to followers of this blog, also known as "Adorable People". Please leave me one comment.

There is another contest open to everyone. Over at Bella Casa's blog she is hosting an Etsy party. Yours truly donated a Vintage Valentine Lovers Necklace. You have until Friday evening to enter.



Good luck and much love!
UPDATE: The Random Number Generator has selected Sarah from Blue Castle ~Congratulations Sarah! Another Friday Freebie will occur on February 6th.

82 comments :

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Linda said...

And I thought I was the only one!
I love ribbon...buy it all the time! I love to decorate my packages with pretty bows rather than those store bought kind.
But these corsages, etc that you have created...they are gorgeous!
Hope I win!!

jewelstreet said...

How cute are those ribbons?! I love the valentine's one.

I love ribbon. I use it on all of my packages which is so mundane. :) I just think it's pretty to look at.

Cheryl said...

Ohh those are so pretty! I am also a ribbon~a~holic lol I can not stop buying ribbon. I have boxes seperating them in colors. It's so bad at times I don't even want to use them I just like looking at them. Besides you can never have enough ribbon. Enjoy your Day
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch Joy!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Those are beautiful! Great idea too! So pretty they make a gift with a gift when you wrap a present up with those beauties.

Sign me up for your giveaway! I'm a follower. I love your blog.

I'm having a giveaway on my blog too so stop by if you have not yet signed up.

Hugs,
Joanne

Princess Of Pink said...

Laura, I LOVE your pretty items! WOW esp. the pink ones, lol.
And love to be entered in this wonderful give-away please.

LOVE ribbon and lace and am always browsing the isles in the shops when I see some. And most of the time I leave the store with some treasures :)
Many hugs from Marian ♥

Amanda said...

I love ribbon, too! And you have some beautiful leftovers! =)

Mom in High Heels said...

Well, sign me up! I'm one of your adorable people and I can ALWAYS use more ribbon!

Terri and Bob said...

I was afraid to read this post because ribbon is one vice I do not have right now... but I see it changing rapidly! Those corsages are lovely!!

Thank you for entering my name in your contest!

Shimmy Mom said...

Those bows are SO cute. I can't get over your creative self. I do not suffer from being a ribbon-a-holic, however, I have 13 rubber maids full of material in my storage room. I did make use of some of them a few months ago when we had a home made Christmas, but I still need to come up with a lot more sewing projects.

♥hugs♥

Kimberly said...

Wow, your ribbons are so pretty. I love the colors for your Valentine's Ribbons. Thank you for your giveaway:)

krissa reann said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I love those...especially that really bright pink and colorful one...I am a follower!!!!

Halifax said...

Oh wow, all the colourful ribbons cheered me right up. It is grey outside, so cute little things do help. Thank you

juan_hurrican (at) yahoo (dot) com

Connie said...

Laura, squeeeeeeeal, those are adorable!! I make pins for myself also, but those are quite adorable, chickee........
Smooches,
Connie

WillowLakeScents said...

Ohhh soooo pretty !! I love ribbon ! (I follow you)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Laura, I am happy to say that I am afflicted as well! Your ribbons are just lovely and I would love to win your very generous prize.

Thanks,
MGM

Ashley said...

I need to go to ribbons anonymous as well as fabric anonymous! I love it as much as you do! I'd love to win, I am a new follower.
www.jepeux.blogspot.com
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

D'Rae said...

Lovely Ribbon! I would love to use this stuff in a project.

Kristen said...

You are so very clever with your ribbons.

Anonymous said...

Those corsages/bows are soooooo cute. I've never seen anything like them. Very creative...and I love the fact that this could be a corsage to keep forever, one that never wilts.
FABULOUS!

Deanna
deanna(DOT)franks(AT)bxs(DOT)com

Sheila said...

those are fantastic!! and who doesn't love ribbon???

Mildred said...

You are so very creative. These are so very cute and I love your daughter's book bag.

Shirley said...

Your ribbon bows are beautiful. I just joined your followings.

Jorgelina said...

Hi Laura!!!
Your ribbons are so pretty!
Hugs.

Linda said...

How beautiful and how fun ~ a giveaway!

I'm already a huge fan of your charming Valentine's jewelry. Daughter and I love our bracelets.

~Linda

Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun blog-hopping and making friends this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Oh my! You are very talented... I have ahard time tying a ribbon at x-mas.. and make it look nice...
( I know how to make a knot ;-) )

They all looked so sweet!

Monica

Jill Elaine said...

Wow, what a fun giveaway! Love your prize ribbons, that sounds like fun to do. Maybe next year...!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jill

EllyBean said...

How cute!
Thanks for an opportunity to win this!
ellybean (at) connected2christ.com
http://www.connected2christ.com/theblog

AmandaSue said...

I love ribbon too, and I just became a follower thanks for entering me!

Barb said...

I really enjoyed the ribbons and corsages you made....you were on a roll....

Heather Summerford said...

Wow you are so talented!! You can never have too much ribbon - they make everything prettier!!
Heather at vsummerf@msn.com

Coastal Sisters said...

Laura...you are definitely a kindred soul. I have an ENTIRE cabinet in my studio filled with ribbon :)

I love your corsages. My dress form in my studio is adorned with one of Beth Holcombe's creations. Isn't she wonderful?

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

LuLu~*

Blondie's Journal said...

You have been a very busy, busy lady again. Love how you are putting that ribbon to work instead of waiting for the next project (as I would do).

Love all your creations!!

xoxo
Jane

Cindy said...

These are gorgeous! You won me over...I'm a new follower!

lfhpueblo said...

I love ribbon too. I'd love to win. Actually I need to buy some more ribbon for some Christmas Ornaments I am working on. I need more colors than I have. Some of your colors shown in the picture would be perfect for some of the little boxes I am doing. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Good luck to all.

Boo Bear's Place said...

ohh those are so cute. I especially like the ones with the rings on them. if i didn't win would you be willing to make me one? lol I'd pay what a cute little keepsake

Beth said...

What pretty ribbon. I'd love to enter your giveaway and hope I win!

Meredith Teagarden said...

I have a ton, and I wrap freely with it. But I love what you have made1 I must try it!

Bev said...

Gee I'm so happy I found your blog for I love all the little corsages you made with ribbon...it's true, we can never really have tooooo much ribbon!!! It can be used to wrap presents, create all kinds of neat things..I'd love to win this giveaway as my stash is low!!
Blessings hon..
Bevie

honeysuckle said...

Looks like you have been very busy thinking about everyone and crafting for them too. I'd love to win the ribbon gift pack. I never have enough ribbon. Thanks

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

ribbon addicts anon too- count me in

Carolyn said...

These are very pretty. I am addicted to ribbbon, thanks for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

Neabear said...

I love those ribbon corsages! Such cute gifts! You did such an awesome job making them. I would love to be entered in your sweet give-away!

Amanda B. said...

Great giveaway!!! Your ribbons are gorgeous!!

Vintagesquirrel said...

Well, I would just happen to be THAT follower. Thanks for the chance to win...

Mimi Sue said...

You've been a busy girl. Love them all. I think any one of them would look great on a jean jacket. Mimi

Cheryl said...

so clever and beautiful! you certainly have an eye and talent to match! I love ribbon to te point that I sometimes just let it set out and don't want to waste it! silly? yes!

Blue Castle said...

I just signed up to follow you - can't believe I didn't do it earlier. I adore your blog. (get it?) :)

Lovely ribbons.

valerie2350 said...

these are beautiful!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Am a ribbon lover also but can alway have more!!! Great idea for using all that ribbon!

blessings
mary

Sue A. said...

You’re so talented and creative! I adore ribbons and keep every one of them that comes my way, but I’ve never known what to do with them.

I just became a follower!

Becca said...

I am following your blog..thanks so much!!! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sue said...

I love them. I adore them. And I love the fact that one idea leads to another, to another, to another etc. Heaven forbid that we make just one. Hey isn't there a potatoe chip commercial out there about "bet you can't eat just one" LOL I would love to win your bundle of joy. I can already envision some great craft ideas. Thanks for all your wonderful inspirations.

Tanya said...

I do love ribbon! The corsages are a really fun idea. Your daughters book bag is so cute.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I love all of those gorgeous ribbons! I too am a ribbon-a-holic. Love what you made with them!

I have something for you over at my blog. Be sure to stop by later if you get the chance!

Hugs,
Kathleen

Olive Rue said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my 50th post giveaway. I'm off to take a look around your blog some more.

Lori @ The Downs Gang said...

Ohhh the things I could do with ribbon!!

Creations from my heart said...

Boy do I love ribbons. I have quite a collection. I have had your blog marked as a favorite on my blog and I just signed up to follow your blow. Would love to be the winner. Blessings....Sherry

Peggy said...

Oh my ,what you can do with ribbons , I love to untie
Thanks
matternu@aol.com

Jessica said...

You have the best giveaways! I love your blog and have passed along an award to you. Head on over to my blog to claim!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Wow! Pretty ribbon! And you make it look so fun!
-Kim

Star's Fault said...

Ack! So pretty!! I'm not a ribbon-a-holic, but I'm Eileen and I'm a paper-a-holic. I KNOW I have too much to use in several lifetimes, but gosh, I keep finding such wonderful treasures.

Blessings ~ Eileen

ceekay said...

Wow, you were very creative this week! BTW, we are going to the zoo on Monday!! Have a great weekend.

clallen said...

i am a new follower. i love the bows that you have made.

Susan said...

Oh I love those! So pretty! One of my fondest memories is when my (now gone) Mama and I found a ribbon store in Branson. Nobody got real souveniers...we spent it all on ribbon! I'd love to be in your drawing.

Whimsical Creations said...

I'm a new follower. What a cute blog.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Glenda said...

Ok, you've been busy.

I love what you've done with you ribbon addiction.

Ciao

Carol said...

OH I love ribbon too! I tend to buy ribbon whenever I find it. Please include me in your draw...one can never have enough ribbon!
*smiles*
Carol :)
caoconnell2@shaw.ca

Efrat said...

We all love ribbons what is it about them? You always have such a fun ideas.

Bodil said...

How wonderful!
I have a lot of ribbon so you gave me some inspiration, yhank you for that!
Bodil

noreen said...

I love ribbons too, and they are so pretty

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What adorable corsages!!! And such a nice keepsake for the person receiving them. You have inspired me. I used to make all my daughter's hairbows when they were little. I love ribbon too!
You are so creative! Thanks so much for sharing and please enter me in your giveaway. Love & blessings in NC!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh, these are absolutely lovely. I love the wedding one as my daughter is getting married this year. What a great idea! You are truly a gifted and talented person.

Altered Artists said...

I am a ribbon and fibers a-holic also. What a sweet giveaway!
~Dawn

Liz said...

Those are soooo fun! Love them, please count me in!

~Liz

PS thanks for posting on my giveaway!
Your name is in the hat! : )

knitandputt said...

very pretty, hope I win

domestic bliss said...

These are really cute pictures & creations Laura! You will be thrilled to know that Blissful is going to have the most amazing ribbon for you very very soon!- We already have ribbons for sale by the yard- but we just ordered the most scrumptious vintage and french ribbons I have laid eyes on. We will also have vintage flowers and such which I know are right down your alley.
xo-K

Marina Capano said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday!

These photos are fantastic.
your blog is great like always!

xoxo

Blue Castle said...

Woohoo! Thank you for making my day. :)

Maija said...

They are gorgeous, Laura!!

mommy4life said...

These are very cute! Came over from SITS.