Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Memory Pillows

  1. These small cushions are a great way to display a favorite photo of our loved ones. I have two more cushions to finish. Not a good photograph, displaying the results.  I print the image onto the fusible fabric that I use for reproducing our vintage images. The resolution is excellent. I print the photos in black and white to avoid the distraction of color. All the braid and fringe are hand-sewn to the edges. I use brocades for the backing fabrics, that I've collected from Scalamandre. I add a label on the back of the cushion with the date and name of the persons in the photos. Each braid trim, around the photograph is embellished, with a vintage button from my stash.

Organic Snacks for friends and pets

At night, the kitchen and the dehydrator have been "humming". This year I wanted to give organic gifts to my friends. I'm still working on crazy quilt sleep masks! The basil sun-dried tomatoes are  the best, even eaten by themselves. I made organic dog treats in three different sizes for the smallest of dogs and for friends' larger dogs.  Jack would sleep beneath the oven and he ate his share of broken dog treats. Finally, after years of searching for the best organic granola recipe, I've found it! The cashew kale chips simply vanish. I add a bit of red pepper. There  is always kale in the dehydrator. The apple chips are flavored with ginger and lemon juice. And the fragrance from the lemongrass bath salts and the Eucalyptus/Patchouli shower disks, wafts through the downstairs while I mix up different batches in the kitchen. If you would like the url for the essential oil site, pls leave a comment!  Place one of the disks in the bottom of the shower, in the water stream. The fragrance of Eucalyptus and Patchouli fills the shower ~ the perfect way to start the morning, especially if you feel a cold coming on.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

20% OFF Sale on our Entire Site through December 9th!

Through December 9th, your order at www.ribbonsmyth.com is 20% off!
Any order of $25 or more, automatically receives 20% off their order. The discount is taken at time of check-out. Great time to stock up on ribbons, vintage images, trims and our doupioni silk packs!
Pictured, is a crazy quilt Christmas Tree skirt, that I made for my mother. Each year, it is great to see it displayed beneath her tree. She displays holiday pieces that her children have made for her over the years.