January 28, 2010

The Ribbons Are Waiting...

My recent order for gorgeous, French, hand-dyed ribbons has arrived and I'm just itching to start playing with them! Don't you agree that they look just scrumptious? Such exquisite shades of cotton candy, sea, sky and sand. I love the way these ribbons slide through my hands and fall in folds onto my work table. They're going to make luscious blossoms.

My inspiration comes from the latest Sew Beautiful magazine (Issue 128-2010), and Helen Gibbs' Ribbonwork book. Sew Beautiful Magazine's website is a great place to visit for inspiration. Check it out when you have a chance.

I'd be working on my ribbon flowers already if it weren't for the time I'm spending on the Beaded Shawl for my knitting class. Don't worry...I'll show photos of the shawl as soon as it's finished, and I'll be making my flowers before you know it.
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beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Donna! They do look lovely, and I can't wait to see your flowers, and the beaded shawl you're working on now! I'm sure, like your beaded scarf, it will be just gorgeous! Hugs, Paulette xoxo

Barbara said...

Oh Donna, where in the world do you get such lovely ribbon. I can't wait to see the flowers and hope you are going to sell them.

Barbara

The Farmer's Attic said...

I love Martha Pullen and Sew Beautiful. I've done a little heirloom sewing and love it! Always wanted to try my hand at ribbon embroidery, etc., but just don't have the time :( Can't wait to see your creations!

Lucy
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Jane said...

The ribbons look beautiful. I'm anxious to see what you create with them. I may have to go check out the two magazines you pictured, they look to have some great projects.
Jane

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Donna, what lovely ribbons ... dying to see what you create.

LOVE your miniature masterpieces from beedeebabee ... they are exquisitely beautiful.

I keep my gift from you on our table in the front room in front of the mantle ... I just love it. Your creations are more beautiful in person.

Thank you for your sweet note. Dr. said about another 3 weeks, oy!
Have a beautiful weekend.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Claudia said...

They look gorgeous, Donna! What beautiful ribbons. You will create something beautiful with them, of that I am sure.

xo
Claudia

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Donna,
Thank you for the nice comment. I just read your blog and wow, I feel like a kindergartner drawing my little bags. Your textiles are amazing. Lisa

Shirley said...

I will anxious to see your flowers. Are you going to use them in the wedding that you are planning? I know they will be beautiful.

sanjeet said...

I can't wait to see the flowers and hope you are going to sell them.

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