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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.

hello wednesday sock advent

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 .
25mm russian dolls wm

They are on a grunge effect background with matching narrow Russian Flowers.

9mm russian dolls wm
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

multi dots

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

lov choc

Morning everyone.

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

hello wednesday choc cake

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!)

choc cake

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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Ladybird dots

Hello everyone, 

We are launching another NEW ribbon today.

hello wednesday ladybird

We have been asked for this ribbon for ages, to make ladybirds.
The manufacture does not carry it as a stock colour, so we had it printed just for you  hair clip makers.
Red grosgrain ribbon with black Swiss dots.
We now have oodles and oodles of the ribbon, you can find it here
Same price as all our other Swiss dot ribbons 3mts for £1 or any 6 colours for £5

I told Miss Mollie that I was making Ladybirds and I needed someone to photograph them with.
I gather she drove Rachie mad about coming up to see auntie Ali, “auntie Ali needs me mummy”.

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Look she wore her ladybird outfit, just for me.

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I love this photo, you can tell we were having fun.

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

New ribbon - happy little faces

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Hello everyone, I am back from my hols.

We had a delivery of NEW ribbons while we were away.

These little pansies come with a story……

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I love going to garden centres, very often on a Sunday.
Where they serve afternoon tea!

My favourite place to go, is what I call the “sick bay”……..
…..where all the plants look so sad and are crying out for a home.

Back in the spring I found this massive tray of pansies, they were really sick,
Tony said they were dead, they looked that bad.
But they were only 50p reduced from £10 – I also love bargains!

I got the sad pansies home and planted them out in my tubs,
I gave them plenty of water and lots of TLC.

They have been absolutely wonderful all summer,
their little faces greet me every time I open the back door.
Big smiles on their faces, dancing in the breeze.

I produced this ribbon for me………… makes me feel happy and puts a smile on my face.

If you would like to share in the delight of these Pansies you can find the ribbon here

Thanks for stopping by and reading the rambles of a self confessed ribbonholic……..

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Look

Oooooh, Oooooh I can tell you…..
We have a NEW website
Capture website
It is very white, very clean and fresh…………….we have been working on it for a while.
We pressed the button and went live last night.
We have re-designed our logo, so a complete re-branding to bring us up to scratch.
We hope you will enjoy the new website you can find it here
This is a 5th generation website.
We launched our very first website on 3 March 2001
Capture home page
It was a page website, like a book.
Capture 3 march 2001
Have a great day.

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Thank you letters

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It is that time of year again, saying thank you to the teachers.
Sure you can go out and buy all sorts of things with “Thank you Teacher”……
….BUT I may be wrong………surely that is not what it is all about.
The gift should come from the child. But what do I know I am not a mum.

Here is an idea that came from Mollie,
Made by Mollie, for her two teachers.

hello wednesday mollie letters

Mollie and I had a wonderful hour together, we sorted through the buttons. 
Mollie picked the buttons she liked. I did tie the bows for her.
Mollie is only 5, it is amazing what a year at school has done for her.

Buttons can be found here and the Thank you ribbon is from our NEW Wedding Owl collection here.
Have a great day

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