Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A GREAT EXAMPLE

I always tell my customers to bring their projects in when they are trying to match ribbon. I often hear, "I never knew there were so many shades of the same color!" Which a lot of times seeing so many different types of texture and colors can be very overwhelming to some.
Whether it is clothing, a sewing project, a wreath, wrapping paper, bring it in! It is so much easier to help you find exactly what you need and what will work when you bring it in.

A good example of this happened just the other day. A woman was sewing these very beautiful and unique pillows. She had some antique drawings of body parts (They really reminded me of Leonardo DaVinci type of drawings) that she was layering on top of a velour type fabric.  She came in wanting chocolate velvet ribbon to use as a border of the picture and the velour fabric.  Well, I showed her my chocolate ribbon (being right after the holidays, I was completely out of chocolate velvet, so I showed her other chocolate textures)  We soon found out that chocolate brown was NOT the color for these pillows. That color didn't compliment her picture or the fabric at all.
What we did find, was a taupe velvet, and a maroon velvet that ended up looking fantastic. When we first looked at the maroon velvet, we both didn't think it would work, being too red. However, when we put the ribbon next to everything else, it really brought out the picture and the colors and everything.  This is why this is a great example of bringing things in.  What she came in for, didn't look good. What we thought looked too red, but decided to try any way, turned out great!

It is hard to see the details in these pictures, but it really is a rich, old world, look.

I love helping people with their projects, I don't always see the final product, but they usually end up coming back in and telling me how great it turned out :)

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