Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year...some ribbon ideas

What I always like to do when I have a party is to use ribbon.... this year I cut a half a yard of a variety of 5/8 inch ribbon and use them as wine charms on our champagne glasses for our New Years celebration. What I like about this is that it adds a little more "WOW" to those you are serving...everyone has their own glass, and it dresses up the occasion making everyone feel extra special. I like to incorporate a variety of colors and ribbons that complement the occasion. I used a lot of golds, browns, reds, and purples for tomorrow night celebration. Try it for your next gathering, I promise...it will be a small touch that will be remembered.




Another fun thing I am doing with my kids are gingerbread cookies made into an ornament tied with a ribbon to hang on the tree. I chose a 3/8 blue haze bubble dot ribbon...more whimsical and fun for the kids, however, we are making them for the adults too. We had fun decorating each one with the persons name and the year 2010...we are going to put them on our tree, and as people leave our home for the new year they will have a small party favor to go home with.
 These are just a few last minute ideas...something fun...and easy...

Stretch...S T R E T C H

Yes, we have stretch...I always get phone calls asking if we are the ones with the stretch lace for babies headbands. I sell pre-made headbands, and also by the yard so you can make them if you prefer. I have white 3/8 to 4 inch lace (ranging from 99 cents to $3.99 per yard)  These are for headbands to sewing on the ends of t-shirts, and everything in between. BUT...the grand stretch is our Euro stretch...our most popular for baby bands, and as of late teenagers also. This stretch isn't lace but a beautiful soft rousch ribbon. Our most popular by far. Moms love the way it fits on their babies head, and also how it looks, very modern....apart from the traditional stretch mentioned above.
Also new for us this month is 5/8 inch ruffled stretch..I will need to put some pictures with bows on them, but trust me, they make the most adorable bows ever!

We also carry the nylon stretch ($5.00) and the crocheted bands ($4.50).



This is our most popular Euro Stretch $5.99/yd.






Below is our NEW ruffle stretch! $2.50/yd.

Ribbons Ribbons Ribbons



Well I guess this is where I should start off...since most people know about or have heard about our ribbons. Yes, we have ribbons, not the kind you find in the big box stores, our ribbons are special, beautiful ribbons. We have almost every type you can imagine, and if it isn't in our store, we will order it in. Our sizes range from 1/16 to 5 inches in width. What is wonderful about our store is that you aren't obligated to buy what you don't want. The smallest length we sell is 1/8 of a yard, these are usually sample sizes if people need for color or texture.  So we do sell our ribbon by the yard or by the spool, if you prefer.

Colors, yes, we have many colors, I always suggest to my customers that if you are trying to match something, an outfit, a project, etc. to bring it in, or at least bring something of what you are trying to match in. It makes the whole process easier, and also, there is less running back and forth for you. Our color scheme varies greatly, I always hear from people that they never knew so many shades of pink (or blue or green, etc) existed.

Our prices are great too...ranging from 17 cents a yard on up. For example, our grosgrain prices range from 30 cents to $1.20 a yard. What is nice about our grosgrain, is that you will find the quality is nice. It isn't the cheap flimsy grosgrain you will find in other stores. Many bow makers will use the flimsy grosgrain ribbon and wonder why their bows don't look like ours. Well, that grosgrain doesn't have the body a good quality grosgrain has, it really does make a difference when you are making bows, or doing any other project. What customers like also is that we do give a 15% discount on all spools sold. So if you need a lot for a wedding, etc. there is some break in the pricing. This discount also applies for our clips, bags, etc. just talk to me about it and I can explain it in detail.

Silk Flowers with Silk and Pearl Centers

Custom Bows for a personal touch!

What a UNIQUE Headpiece!!

What a UNIQUE Headpiece!!
Peacock Feathers, Ostrich Feathers and Birdcage Netting! This piece has it all!

These are our princess bands...for dress up, they are fun for every little princess.

These are our princess bands...for dress up, they are fun for every little princess.
These also come in white, which are great for blessings. Only $15.00 each

Handmade booties

Handmade booties
I love these booties. We are the only ones that sell these for a modest $15.00 for the pair. I love that these are european and locally made. These are deifinitely a gift worth treasuring and handing down for generations.

Love is in the Ribbon....

Love is in the Ribbon....

Flower Bows

Flower Bows

Polka a dot Daisies!!!

Polka a dot Daisies!!!

PINK AND ORANGE!!!

PINK AND ORANGE!!!
Pink and Orange is HOT for Spring and Summer!

Double Ruffle headbands with three flowers $9.00