Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cottage Drawing

There are a lot of happy people in the great big Cottage world today, as May 30th, 2009 end the third annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. I am happy to add one more person to that list. Via's random number generator, my winner is #95- Chasity of Wild Raspberry. Thank you to all of you who posted such nice comments!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back to Business as Usual

After spending a week doing some custom orders, my fingers have been itching to get back to ribbons, especially the new silk! I have had some good (and not so good) results with it. Stripes need some refiguring, and some colors set differently, but otherwise it is very similar to the results I've seen with the rayon seam binding. I hope to have some of these lovelies listed tomorrow:
Time Travels in the Garden Silk Ribbons. Purposefully dyed very pale, as if in a misty memory.
This one is in seam binding: Hula Hoop. I photographed these before I ironed them, they will be displayed/sold smooth.

And an idea I'm still tossing around: Fairytale tags.

For these I collaged an assortment of vintage book papers onto one large piece of cardstock then cut it down into 4x6 tags. Mostly fairytales, some dictionary. So glad I switched decoupage mediums, Golden's soft gel is simply heaven to use!
We'll see what shows up in the store tomorrow!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cottage Charm Giveaway!

May marks my one year blogiversary, and in celebration, I am joing Kim's Cottage Charm Giveaway! She has done this for three years now (click on the link to find MANY more giveaways!) and it is a great way to meet new bloggers.

I am going to giveaway one set of my Cottage Style Spun Sugar Twist Hand Dyed Seam binding ribbons, in the prettiest pinks and light blues. The winner will receive one glimmer tag with five yards of ribbons, two glitter hearts, and...

Some of my newest Hand Dyed Silk Ribbons in Robin's Egg Luxe. There are two lengths here, one yard and one-half yard tied up with vintage German text and silver string.
Just comment to this post, along with a way to contact you, by May 30th!

100th Sale!

I reached my first goal of 100 sales! Since the purchaser had a fondness for earthtones, I created this special ribbon, in the new silk!, just for her. Two yards of "Mink Marble Luxe" coming your way, enjoy and thank you so much Kendra!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

of Lilypads and Tomatoes

Return of Everlasting Gobstopper. I wasn't thrilled with the tickets from the first set so I redid them as tags and flashcards. Only two sets left before these ribbons are gone! I also heard some desire for Earthtones. I imagine I may do more along those lines in Autumn (thinking pumpkins already!), but I did find some inspiration for a few sets now. The first set "Fire and Blueberry" came from a Marjolein Bastin painting...

And a summer set, Heirloom Tomato, with browns, greens, and a dark red...

(Don't look too closely- I could only find apple vintage labels)

And a few Fabulously Shabby Blossoms. I only had enough green to do one set for Lily Pad.

And I am thrilled to say that I hope to add real SILK ribbons to the shoppe soon, too. The roll I purchased to experiment has a GORGEOUS soft hand to it, with nice solid sides unlike some silk bias ribbons. Look forward to some new spring and summer palettes soon!