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.



4 comments:

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.
Pat
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❦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.

Linda