Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Sale at Ribbonsmyth 20% Off

Everything is on Sale ~ 20% off Labor Day Savings!
We are feeling fall in the air here at the farm, and that means what will we begin to create for holiday gifts! I have a Christmas Tree Crazy Quilt Skirt that I so hope gets stitched in time for my Mother's tree! I can see it in elegant shades of burgundy and gold velvets with one of the fringe trims that I've saved for a special piece. Now where to find the time to make this a real gift and not just a vision!

So gather a few ribbons and vintage images for those holiday gift "visions"!

Featured is one of my Altoid tins that I created with a vintage image on a base of doupioni fabric and edged with 7mm silk ribbon French knots and hand-dyed Venice motif. The pattern is available and features a little velvet pincushion on the inside. I finished this piece by adding little legs to my tuffet case. To easily embellish the sides of the tin, I glued rococo lace around the tin.

In November, please catch my article featuring a variety of my embellished tins in the November issue of CQ Mag.


Patricia said...

have to go check out the sale! woo hoo! The vision of the Christmas tree skirt sounds heavenly - hmmmm, wonder if I could pull off a few of those for my kids? I love the altoid tins! I cover mine with cotton and make mini first aid kits! Not as elegant as yours, but love repurposing those little tins.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

❦TattingChic said...

Your altoid tin is so sweet and pretty! I have been saving mine hoping to turn them into some kind of sweet little shuttle box, but I have not come up with much yet!

Vickie said...

I agree! The tins have to be saved and so many fun things to do with them. I love the first aid kit idea. What a great gift and love to embellish things with a function.

I can never throw a tin away. I have a basketful waiting for some "bits"!

Linda@SquabbleHollow said...

Hi everyone, I just met Vickie on her Etsy site and have enjoyed our chats. She invited me to join her blog, so here I am . Love all the wonderful ribbon work, will keep in touch.