Monthly Archives: May 2009

Vanilla Rose

I got some pictures taken this morning of Katara modeling one of my projects using silk ribbon embroidery. I really like how it turned out and now can’t wait to do another.
Silk ribbon embroidery

Vanilla Rose
The book I got at the library said that this gets addictive and she was right. To take simple ribbon and fabric and watch it come to life with each stitch and each rose you add, it is so fulfilling. I think that is why I enjoy designing and sewing so much also. Here you have fabric, and the process of creating something beautiful out of it, to see it start to take form… It’s the process I love- well, I love the end product also.
I’ll be listing this on eBay later.

Vanilla Rose full outfit

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A New Media……

I recently saw something that inspired me to try my hand at silk ribbon embroidery. I’ve always been interested to try this form of embroidery. I love how delicate and beautiful the roses look in the silk ribbon.
After some research on the internet, a book borrowed from the library and a small kit that I had purchased long ago just for the ribbon, I was set to try this old art form.
silk embroidery stiches

Silk ribbon embroidery

Silk ribbon embroidery

I found it pretty easy to do since I used to do embroidery when I was younger. Wonder what ever happened to those pieces I did back then. I remember a cute Holly Hobbie pattern I had done that never got mounted or framed. Left it at my mom’s when I moved out-probably long gone now.

I guess I could always do it again

I guess I could always do it again

silk ribbon embroidery

silk ribbon embroidery

This is a second embroidery I did, to make into a needle book since I don’t have anything to keep all these embroidery needle in now. When you start a new art form, it’s a lot of time and money into the supplies to begin it. Still working on finding ribbon- eBay has a good selection, but I’m not sure on quality. I have found between the ribbon I purchased for this project and another, compared to the ribbon that came with the kit that there is a difference in quality.

The real project that I finally finished will be posted later as I still need to take pics of it. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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It’s on hold……

I won’t be getting my new car anytime soon now. We have had a refi in progress and it is taking longer than anticipated. So I have to wait another two months, and because of that I am going to get my car fixed. Mainly because I don’t want to share a car with my husband for the next two months. We’ll see what happens……

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Sweet!!

So my little Saturn SC1 that I have had for almost 15 years now, 170,000 miles has finally gone kaput. Well, I could spend around 3-5 hundred to get the starter fixed, but it is only worth $5-600. So do I pour more money into it or get a new car with this economy? Well we were planning on getting a new car for me this year since our other car is getting paid off in 2 months. With this economy though, I should get a really good deal.

Soon to be mine........

Soon to be mine........


So this is what I am shopping for…2009 Mazda CX-7 Sport, getting quotes over the internet to comparison shop to get the best deal out there.

Shopping for a new car in this day and age is, well, I feel kind of sorry for the salesmen, but not so sorry that I am not going to work it for everything. Gone are the days of getting swindled by that salesman if you do your homework, and homework is what I am doing. There is so much info out there-Edmunds.com is a wealth of information. Shoot after all this I could sell cars! But would I? Not unless I absolutely had too. It’s a rough life.

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