Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How To Make Animal Ears

Here’s the story:

I found a costume for my 5 month old in a box that someone had given me. It was a dog costume and I thought it would be so cute to be a cat to match Brady. Well, when I was telling my husband about it, he cracked up laughing telling me it wasn’t a dog costume, it was a BEAR costume. Well, what in the heck would I wear to match a bear costume!?

I thought fish, berries, mountain lion, etc., every thing I thought was dumb. Then my mom gave me the idea of being a Mama Bear! Perfect! That solved that. But I still needed bear ears. You can find cat ears everywhere! Of course, when you can’t find it, you MAKE it!! :) 

Hop over to The Ribbon Retreat Blog to learn How To Make Animal Ears.
I have a cute ribbon flower to wear with them.
Tutorial coming soon!

Here is my big little "cub" wearing them. Pictures right before nap time when it's cloudy and I need him to stay still so I can get a non-blurry picture don't usually turn out so good. You should see the other ones! ha! He is still so cute! I love his eyes and his cute little nose! He rocks those bear ears!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Ric Rac Rose

I love these Ric Rac Roses! They are so beautiful!
And you can add them to anything and make a statement!
They are really easy and fast to make too.

I put mine on a ring and I love it! 

Learn how to make a Ric Rac Rose on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Chic Pumpkins

Pumpkins are anything but chic.

This pumpkin right here was big, dirty, and bright bright ORANGE!

With just a little bit of paint, some Vintage Ribbon, and French Veil Netting, this pumpkin is as chic as you can get!

You've seen a lot of the glitter spray paint around Blog Land. Well I initially was going to use it, but I couldn't find it. The few places that had it were sold out of all the Halloween colors. I had some left over metallic spray paint and used that instead. I am SOOO glad I did! It turned out absolutely perfect!

You can see the Chic Pumpkin tutorial by 
hopping over to The Ribbon Retreat Blog! 
It also includes how to make those 
orange rosettes with the Vintage Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fabric Pumpkins

 There are so many different tutorials going around in Blog Land on how to do fabric pumpkins. I tried a few and found what I thought looked cutest and was easiest.

I still need to try one more way of tying around the pumpkins, but I didn't have time. Although, I do talk about it in the tutorial.

The thing I love most about fabric pumpkins is how versatile they are. You can make them specifically for fall or Halloween. You can glam them up or keep them simple. You can have them be the big centerpiece or accents in your fall decoration. So many uses!

Another thing I love is it doesn't take a TON of fabric. So that makes this project pretty cheap! And who doesn't love a project on a budget? :)


You can see how I made my Fabric Pumpkins
on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.
It also tells you what fabric I used. I just love designer fabric! :)

Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party

Friday, October 14, 2011

Shirred Skirt


I love shirring!!!

And who knew it was the easiest thing ever!?

It can take a little work to figure out how your machine likes to shir.
I had to go through a bunch of tips before I found what worked for me.

This skirt is way easy and makes for great practice on shirring.
And I love the fabric! So so cute!

If you're looking to learn how to shir, then try out this Shirred Skirt tutorial. 
And let me know if you have any questions! It can be a little confusing at first. :)

So go out and get some super cute designer fabric (from The Ribbon Retreat of course! :))
and make something cute for yourself!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Inside Out Halloween Bow


I have two boys, yet I love making bows. Because of this, I know I will probably never have a girl! LOL

I make one or two bows a month for The Ribbon Retreat Blog. Sometimes I make them for my friends for gifts. My friend just had a baby girl and I made her a bunch of little ones. So sweet.
This was my bow for our Halloween Link Party.

I usually do boutique style, twisted boutique, and regular two loop bows, but I decided to try out the Inside Out technique. This technique is usually found on the bottom of big stacked bows. I threw in some korkers and you have a fun, funky bow for Halloween! :)

You can see more of how I made the Inside Out Halloween Bow by clicking the link.

What type of bows are your favorite??? 
I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tulle Halloween Wreath

I LOVE Halloween!

Some people like to combine October and November with a sweet, neutral, Fall wreath.

But, not me!!

Decorating for Halloween is so much fun and my wreath is going to show it!

This tulle wreath is so easy to make and so cute! I really think I have the most unique wreath in the neighborhood. When I tell people in my neighborhood where I live, I just say "You know the black tulle wreath?" They always know what I am talking about and then continue to say how awesome it is. :)

This is a no-sew, no-gluing, just scissors and your hands technique.
It's so easy!

You can learn how to make it and what techniques I used to make the bow on The Ribbon Retreat Blog.

Thanks for visiting!

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