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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Advent numbers

Hello ribbon friends

This is a very first for me. I am about to mention the “Christmas” word in May.
We have always tried to keep it at bay until well into August.
If I told you I designed these NEW Christmas ribbons in early December last year, well before we had actually had the pleasure of Christmas!
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You loved our Advent numbers and wanted more colours to decorate your calendars, so I added some sparkle and glitz to our 2015 ribbons.
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We had to have a Santa Red with bold gold foil numbers.  The numbers are slightly raised for added impact.
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Pure Snow White with red glitter sparkles on the red numbers, adds that extra little bit of magic.
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How about our Nordic Scarlet?  The numbers are printed in white with an iridescent finish, just a hint of sparkle!
We took delivery of these ribbons in January so they have been on our exhibition stand all season.


I made this Advent Cushion, the Nordic Scarlet works so well with our Happy Christmas Heart ribbon

Find our New Advent Number ribbons HERE
Have fun with ribbons.
Ali x

Friday, 19 September 2014

Bunting workshop

Good morning everyone.

Ok, OK, I know I said I would not make another one, but……..
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…..technically I am not making one but…….
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That’s fifty ribbon pockets all at different stages, so it feels a bit like a production line.


But when finished I will have two more of these…..ooooh so that’s 75 prezzies just for me?!
Oooops, did I forget to tell you, I am not making them for anyone (sorry Janet, Mollie and Chester)…..just me.

What would you make with this ribbon?
vintage Christmas ribbon

Got to go, time to start ironing those pockets flat.
Have a great weekend.
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sock advent idea

Good morning and how is everyone this morning.

I have been teasing again, I put a pile of socks on Facebook on Monday – stating it was my next craft project.

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Baby’s 1st Christmas Sock Advent Calendar.
I used our New and Exclusive Advent number ribbon here, baby’s 1st Christmas ribbon and small buttons.
You can buy the kit (without the socks) here at £2.50 it is a bargain.
The little socks I got from a high street store and a couple of free evenings sewing and it was completed.

We have also added two more NEW and EXCLUSIVE ranges to the website.

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A stunning Classic Christmas in Black and White.
This was the range that I had to re-design because it looked “dirty”.
I am so glad I persevered with it, I took some of the detail out and changed the print method.
The ribbons are really quite stunning – find them here.

Today I added this ribbon to our collection

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Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I did have fun designing it.
Find Santa’s moustache here
I still have several ranges to photograph, our Design Team girls are eager for me to get all the ranges launched, so they can share their new creations.
I am working as fast as I can!
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Friday, 22 August 2014

Lots going on this week

We have had a very busy week launching several of our new Christmas ribbons.

Monday was the White Christmas range.
happy christmas ribbon, bonnes fete ruban, white christmas ribbon

On Wednesday it was my crazy idea of advent number ribbon.

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Today it is the turn of our Russian Dolls.

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A line of Russian Dolls .
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They are on a grunge effect background with matching narrow Russian Flowers.

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Find our Russian Dolls here.

The winner of last weeks Friday FREEBIE is WendyL
You wanted a 'Dotty' comment. LOL

Congratulation WendyL you have won this wonderful collection of Dotty Ribbons

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Please email with your address details.
Please claim your prize by next Thursday .
Thank you to everyone that left us a comment, it is always great to read them.
Have a great weekend everyone.  
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Friday, 15 August 2014

Multi Dots Organza Dots

Look what we have added to the website

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NEW Multi Dot Organza Ribbons.
They can be found here with all the other Organza Swiss Dot ribbons.
White organza ribbon with 3 different coloured dots on each ribbon.


If you would like 3mts of each of these NEW Multi Dots then leave us a dotty comment!!
Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Love Chocolate

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Morning everyone.

I am like a cat on a hot tin roof today……………..I will explain after showing you this.

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Way back in May I made both my brother in laws each a birthday cake.
This cake was was made for Marten, Rachies husband.

He is a chocolate freak……………….adores chocolate.
(most annoying thing, he is a slim as a rake!)

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WOW! The fumes from this cake were awesome.
I inhaled with relish knowing I could not eat any of the cake – boo hoo.

You can find the Love Chocolate ribbon here and the Happy Birthday one is here.

Why am I on edge you ask………………………I even had Tony in the office at 7.30 this morning.
I should (fingers, toes crossed) be receiving……….
My FIRST Delivery of our EXCLUSIVE Christmas Ribbons today.
Eek I am so excited and nervous at the same time.

Every time I hear a lorry outside, I go running out………….
…….I do hope it comes soon, not sure my nerves can cope with an afternoon delivery.

If you follow us on Facebook – I will post when it arrives, just in case  you are as excited as me,
(ummm no that is not possible!)
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Friday, 1 August 2014

Friday FREEBIE - Dotty about dots


Good morning all……….only few more hours and then it’s the weekend!
I am really looking forward to the weekend…………

one of my NEW ranges for Christmas has not turned out great in pre-production samples
;-( so feeling down……….
….do I re-design it?
or bin it?

decisions, decisions my brain hurts.

What makes me Happy? – Giving away my ribbons….

We know you all love our dots, dotty about dots……
….well we have 6 new designs being launched next week
all on our fantastic sheer ribbon like these ones here.


……………….but with a difference.

and you can also have some of our happy faces

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and some more dots…..

So if you would like to be one of the first crafters to get your hands of these new ribbons, simply leave us a comment on our main blog click here

That’s made me feel so much better – giving away lots of ribbon.

Happy weekend.
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