Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Mid week snippets!

Come buy my ribbons!
I've plenty and plenty.
You get a selection for
One pound and twenty.

Red ones are striped, plain and spotty.
Blue ones are checked, gingham and dotty.
Green ones are lush, with florals galore!
Pink ones are vivid..these you'll adore!

Come buy my ribbons!
I've plenty and plenty.
You get a selection for
One pound and twenty.

Yellows are fun
Purples ones bright.
Turquoises gleam.
Blacks are the night!

Come buy my ribbons !

They're as glitzy as bling.

And lets face the truth...

They're better than string!!! ;-)

Last year, I bought some decorative decals on ebay and I started to transfer them onto some jam jars.

That's as far as I got.
At about the same time I bought some Union Flag coasters.

Yesterday, I was sitting quietly, thinking.
Suddenly, I thought..ah now there's an idea !

I have a great source for ribbons...a friend in the US fills a bag for me, for whatever price I ask, with whatever colours, designs and widths I ask for..and hey presto!
I never know exactly what I will get but it's always a fantastic selection .

So I put a selection of ribbons into the jars and I topped them with their little, vintage fabric, mop caps!

I stuck the jars on to the coasters, thinking that they might not stick.

( I bought some of that Eco glue from Paperchase, which I've not used before!)

Well they've stuck fast!
I know these will pretty up my stalls at the various fairs I've been invited to do.
More about that later.
Meanwhile..I am completely in love with this piece of fabric!

I'm planning on making a cushion with it.
And finally...

Mothering Sunday gifts from my lovely children.


Hope everyone's week is going well!



galant said...

I love transfers as I would've called them. I remember when I was about 11 or 12 I had some and put them on the cupboard door in my bedroom and on the back of the door to my bedroom and also on a lovely (empty) Mitsouko bottle of scent which my mother gave me. They were roses and on the pale blue woodwork looked really pretty. Just as your jars look really pretty, too!

Lalabibaby said...

Those jars of ribbons look fantastic Sal ... what a clever idea ... I love coming to your blog because it is so colourful and brightens a dull day ... many thanks xx

A Country Girl said...

The jars look so pretty - a great buy for £1.20 .

Sal said...

They are not really £1.20..that was just for poetic purposes! ;-)

LissyLou said...

so so pretty..how lovely Sal!

Anonymous said...

Great poem and a superb idea for your ribbons ... ;0)

Shirl x

LoloDesigns said...

Your ribbon poem put a smile on my face! Ribbon is by far my favourite embellishment, apart from real diamonds of course :o) xx

Menopausal musing said...

What a lovely, cheery, original idea Sal. I should think they will fly off your stall. :O)

KC'sCourt! said...

That is a wonderful idea! I'll buy!

Andi's English Attic said...

The daisy pegs look fun!
The ribbon jars are fab. They should sell fast. xx

summerfete said...

you're so cool!

frayedattheedge said...

I have an idea for jars lurking somewhere on the to-do list ..... I'll share it should it ever come to fruition!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

You can never have enough ribbons. The rose fabric is beautiful. What beautiful gift too. Enjoy!

Guenievre said...

Funny ! We have had the same idea ! I made the same things with some jars last week ! But not the same fabrics :-))
French mums have to wait May to celebrate "Mother's day". Lovely presents for you !

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful zingy Spring colours Sal, lovely!

summerfete said...

Sal I would love to see where you keep all your lovely fabrics, it must be heaven!!

Josie-Mary said...

Great post Sal, looking forward to seeing them at the fairs. I think one might have my name on!! :) x

vintage flair1 said...

The jars of ribbons look so pretty!
And what a lovely poem to go with them.
Take care, and have a lovely weekend.
Bridie x

Kelly said...

Lovely idea! I would certainly get myself one of those pretty jars x