6/25/09

You Are Never Too Old To Play With....Ribbon

Marcela at Etsy Cottage Style wants to know....
Have you tried a new recipe recently?
Have you learned a new technique?
Did you find a new product you can't stop using?
Are you experimenting with a new form of art?
What are you playing with lately?
Would you like to share it with us?...
We certainly like to know about it!


So, I'm joining the party to tell you about my newest obsession....ribbonwork. I saw this book on another blog several weeks ago, and bought it, right then.


I bought my copy at Amazon.com. And I'm hooked! The book is filled with beautiful pictures and easy to follow instructions.


I've been making flowers and leaves ever since. In fact, now I'm just making and collecting them.


When I want a flower for a project, I can just grab an already handmade one, or make a new one. It's been so fun!


Here are a few things I've made using my flowers. I did this little paper mache box for a swap. And I made two more for gifts too.




I used some on a crown.


And I've used one on a page of a fabric journal I'm creating.



And a couple of days ago, I started thinking....if ribbon works, why couldn't I use fabric. I made this rose from a couple of pretty, old blouses I found at the thrift shop. I'm definitely hooked!


Here are a few more pics from the book.




One day, I'm going to make this hat. It's gorgeous!
If you want to see more of what people are creating....follow the link above.

23 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the hat! It is so beautiful and I have no doubt yours will look as nice! Great work!

Utah Grammie said...

Oh..love the ribbon work you've done! There's something so sweet about ribbon roses - and yours are BeaUTiFUl!

Lori R. said...

I am a huge fan! I have always wanted to learn this too! I will have to look into that book. Your pieces look wonderful, they look so professional..

Debi Vincent said...

They are beautiful! I really love the ones on your crown, so sweet! Have fun with your creating, and I hope you will post your hat when you get it made.
Happy Blog Party!
Debi aka foofooelm

Lynn said...

Thanks to you I now own this beautiful book, and yes it really is beautiful isn't it? The instructions are really well written too, but alas I have put it aside for now due to some other projects I want to finish.
Your ribbon flowers are just gorgeous Debi, and I love seeing them all in your lovely box. You never know when you need some right? Love the last one you made from fabric too :)

Melody said...

Oh Debi,
Thise are so pretty! I can just imagina a t-shirt accented with those. I just found your blog and I'm going to link it to my blog roll so others can find you too!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Lovely creations...I can think of a million things where they could be used. It sounds like you have a really good time making them, good for you!
Don't forget to post your hat once you finish it!
Thank you so much for playing today!
Marcela

chris said...

Wow!! You are just amazing!! You have really taken what you've learned and developed it into a fantastic talent. Way to go! I love all your ribbon rose designs!! And your photos are lovely too!
Chris
www.curbyscloset.com

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh gosh these are gorgeous. I've always loved ribbon and even got that book but discovered I just absolutely have fumble fingers when it comes to making them myself. :-) Yours are so beautiful and it's obvious you are not fumble fingers Debi. lol

Lisa said...

Oh My! I love them AND your boxes are just great!!
Hugs, Lisa

Cassandra said...

That book is addicting isn't it! You flowers are lovely! And I just LOVE your blog design! :) Thanks for using it. Cassandra

Elyse said...

GASP!

beautiful debi!!! wow.

you are inspiring as always!

xo

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I love all the ribbonwork you've done. Such lovely work!! I am waiting for my Amazon giftcard to go to town. That book is on the list...
Hugs
Sonia

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oh my gosh.... look how good you are doing!! I love ribbonwork... something so timeless about it. Your flowers are just beautiful! xo Heather

The Vintage Vignette said...

OK Debi....now I am in trouble again! This book is exactly what I have been looking for and I have already reserved a copy for pickup tommorow morning! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Pam said...

Beautiful book! Beautiful flowers by you Debi! Beautiful hat definitely!! Your flowers will look gorgeous on that hat when you get it made! :o)

Pam said...

P.S. Thanks so much for becoming one of my followers! x

simplydelicious said...

Oh my...those are beautiful! I'm bookmarking your site so that I can come back and find out where to buy that book! I have so many rolls of ribbon and so much fabric...the ideas are swirling around in my head!
xOKaren

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

ooooh your ribbon flowers are gorgeous AND what you've done with them, so pretty!!! What a box of delights that is to pick from!!!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

LillySue said...

Thanks...Like I really NEEDED another obsession!! They are SOOOoooo Beautiful! It is now the top book on my list. DD Holly will love making these too. I am sending her the link so she can see what you have done.
Blessings~LillySue

LaurieStar said...

Ooohhh.. so pretty. I found you through Elyse's blog. Hope you don't mind my visiting. I love your flowers. Don't know if I could do them. They look so pretty in a box like that!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

These are my favorite things to see people make! I have never learned how. This is beautiful! Blessings.

Stephenie said...

Debi, you did such an amazing job on your flowers...I love them so much...I gotta tell ya, the post you did before on them, got me trying to make them...Thanks for the inspiration..
STephenie