My New Addiction

Talk to anyone that does anything crafty, and more often than not, you’ll find that they have collections of things they have accumulated over the years: fabric, buttons, patterns, printed papers, yarn.  Notice I said “collection” and not “hoard.”   I find that I can’t throw away even the smallest of scraps because there might be that project somewhere down the road and I’ll wish I had kept it.  This usually leads to storage issues…to the point where my children think that folded piles of fabric have somehow fit into our decor.  But that’s not what this post is about.

Ahem.

It’s about my new-found flavor in feeding my addiction to trims:  Jacquard ribbon.  I had not used this type of ribbon for my sewing because I really hadn’t found that perfect dress for it.  I was designing my dress for the Read Across America event over at Pattern Revolution and I was basing my dress on this lovely deer fabric by Bonnie Christine.  While I was searching, I stumbled upon this amazing Tula Pink ribbon from Renaissance Ribbons at Fleuriste, and I was instantly IN LOVE.

Fabric: Sweet as Honey- Bonnie Christine Pattern: Elise by Little Lizard King,, Bella Bubble Tee by Greenstyle Creations Ribbon: Tula Pink for Renaissance Ribbons
Fabric: Sweet as Honey- Bonnie Christine (woven), Purple Seamstress knits
Pattern: Elise by Little Lizard King, Bella Bubble Tee by Greenstyle Creations 
Ribbon: Tula Pink for Renaissance Ribbons

I was even able to send some to my friend, Annelee, at The Ruffled Cupcake, to include it in the matching headband.  So dreamy!!!

Fabric: Sweet as Honey- Bonnie Christine Pattern: Elise by Little Lizard King,, Bella Bubble Tee by Greenstyle Creations Ribbon: Tula Pink for Renaissance Ribbons Headband: The Ruffled Cupcake
Headband: The Ruffled Cupcake

I’ve managed to find many other ways to use these yummy ribbons since then!  I participated in a Little Lizard King blog tour and I used some Amy Butler ribbon and paired it with some V and Co. fabric that I had been stashing.  I love how well they matched!

Fabric: V and Co (woven) and Purple Seamstress (knit) Ribbon: Amy Butler for Renaissance Ribbons Patterns: Blue Ribbon Dress by Little Lizard King, Sweet Polly's Playclothes Leggings (modified) by Izzy & Ivy Designs
Fabric: V and Co (woven) and Purple Seamstress knit
Ribbon: Amy Butler for Renaissance Ribbons
Patterns: Blue Ribbon Dress by Little Lizard King, Sweet Polly’s Playclothes Leggings (modified) by Izzy & Ivy Designs

 

Fabric: V and Co (woven) and Purple Seamstress (knit) Ribbon: Amy Butler for Renaissance Ribbons Patterns: Blue Ribbon Dress by Little Lizard King, Sweet Polly's Playclothes Leggings (modified) by Izzy & Ivy Designs

And last, but certainly not least, I used this fun, mustache fabric in our Back-to-School dress for this year.  It definitely added a quirky touch to a really fun dress.  Instead of adding it near the hem of the dress, I opted for putting it on the waistband.  This is a really great way to use up a small scrap of ribbon, too!

Fabric: randomly matched prints from Hawthorne Threads, Purple Seamstress Knits Pattern: Tallulah by Izzy & Ivy Designs (modified) Ribbon: Mustaches
Fabric: randomly matched prints from Hawthorne Threads, Purple Seamstress Knits
Pattern: Tallulah by Izzy & Ivy Designs (modified)
Ribbon: Mustaches

Flueriste Ribbons: Snickerdoodle Stew

She looks ready to take on anything PreK will throw at her, doesn’t she?

In closing, I’m not sure if I should thank Fleuriste for their amazing selection of ribbons and other supplies, or if I should send them a bill for my Crafter’s Anonymous meetings?  Either way, I’m having fun and it’s not ending anytime soon.  I hope you visit Fleuriste and pick out some yummy items to add that perfect finishing touch to your next project!

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