Monday, September 13

For the love of ribbons, The Grand Idea of Organizing my Ribbons by Color Plan, prt 1 Black

So, I came up with this idea of organizing my ribbons collection I've been gathering during some years now. It's a task long overdue and the amount of ribbons I've collected thus far is overwhelming. Talking about a luxury problem I'm having in my craft atelier.
I normally put my ribbons in a big yellow box which isn't the best idea I figured out. Namely because they are all tangled up together like one big ball of embellishment goodies.  Therefore, if I need to pick one particular ribbon in a specific color for an embellishment on let's say a doll or a pillowcase... well, you get the idea.. it's a mess.















But here's where my "Grand Idea of Organizing my Ribbons by Color Plan" comes in! 'Ahaa!'
So I organized my ribbons into groups of colors. Black, red, brown, orange/yellow, blue, green and white.
And some unidentified group I'd like to call "mixed". Those will contain the ribbons that don't exist of one particular dominating color. Like rainbow ribbons for instance, where would you put those in the well organized grand idea?
Well, in the pile-group "mixed". 'Ahaa!', again.

Another problem solved, I'd say!

Now, here's what I've done this evening.. the black ribbons:










some of my black ribbons
















I just adore the black lace ribbons.. so graphic!



















Gold and silver are great with black





















some close ups































I find it quite difficult to photograph these black beauties. Black is something that isn't easy to capture, it turns out brownish or grayish, so I got some help from Photoshop to make the black seem more... well, black!

I think they look pretty sweet anyway.

Bye now, and remember : 'Black is back!'

In between pillow project


















Here's an in between little side project I've been doing last week.
A pillow with a cross-stitch patch I made some time ago, and some very sweet fabric.
The backside it quite funny, but I love the chicken and violets fabric so much that I had to use this for a fun project like this 'I heart my garden' digibudi's digital garden pillowcase.
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And how do you like my brand new banner?? :)

Next time, more about the doll.. it's finished by the way, just need to take some nice pictures of it.
Bye for now, and remember : "mix and match whatever you catch!"

Easy steps on making a doll : part 2

Lots of works this week in the restaurant. We create two new menu's every month, this takes a lot of preparation and on my part learning a lot of new skills and recipes. I guess the learning process is never done!
Which is great by the way. More about the restaurant menu in a later blogpost though.

Cause this is part 2 of making a digibudi's doll :)

I've made the arms parts of the doll and a part of the body and head.