- Ribbonwood Cottage
- About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.
August 30, 2008
pictures for her room that had black and pink in them. But I also wanted to do something contemporary with scriptures.
Below I scanned the scriptures for you to copy if you want to on any shade of paper you want. I did hot pink for her. The scriptures have to do with love and God keeping her safe (since she has already been in 2 car accidents!) I used black scrapbook paper from Walmart and hot pink cardstock.
August 29, 2008
Another little fall vignette. Notice the pumpkins from the dollar store!
The was an easier cross stitch picture of a little harvest girl!
Thanks for coming by!
August 28, 2008
I have been pondering for some time changing the look of this mirror. I love it and can't move it because it would lead to disaster.
But I had these cute little shutters, I love shutters, and decided to spray paint them! Then I started hammering hoping for the best (for them to be level!)
Yippeee. Do you also see the dark shutters in the corner. I am deciding what to do with them. I got them in a dark little corner of a wonderful antique store in Boerne, Texas when my son married his little sweetheart. My daughter and hubby were horrified when I walked outside with these balanced on my head. How do you carry long shutters anyhow? Horizontally? Vertically? Vertizontally?
I've never met a shutter I didn't like!
Tomorrow I will show more pictures of my living room with my rooster chairs.
August 27, 2008
I love the saying on the tag, which was an old sticker or rub on I had. The spring pip berries I got on clearance for 75% off, but I didn't like the color so I spray painted them rust. Do you spray paint? My farmer hubby thinks I have gone a little overboard with it, but it is so much fun to change the looks of something and paint is an easy fix!
Romans 8 "If we don't know how to pray, it doesn't matter, He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good." (The Message)
August 26, 2008
Here the shovel looks lost and all alone, but not for long!
These two became instant buddies....
Oh, looky here! Someone is looking right at you, wondering if you will pick up some orange spray paint and give him some 'cousins'.
His neck looked a little bare, so I added some torn strips of tea dyed muslin. I used a shovel with a broken handle. My hubby asked me sweetly to stay away from his 'good' shovels.
August 25, 2008
a little vintage lace, chipboard saying...
and Voila' my little cookie sheet sign! I may do one for Christmas! (Later!)
August 24, 2008
a blog party with many women joining in, showing where
they create, blog, decorate. It is their personal spaces.
Some of the pictures are amazing, some are just fun!
August 23, 2008
My sewing machine never bosses me around, it can be difficult now and then but never bossy!
Philippians 2:14 "Do all things without complaining and grumbling..."
August 22, 2008
Gotta love that Krylon spray paint, in a myriad of colors.
August 21, 2008
August 20, 2008
usually they end up at church for a pot luck or something. This fall arrangement I stuffed in a metal planter (spray painted black of course) till it was just full. The table runner I made a while ago. What you don't see at the end of the table is farmer hubby's tool box full of seed in a million little plastic zip bags, sheep how -to manuals, and a big plastic grass seed spreader! You know where you fill it with seeds, turn the handle and it spreads seeds everywhere. Big laugh, he wanted me to take it outside and use it. Not a chance, that is no power tool! Only power tools for this farmer's wife.
Every year I try to do one or two things where I make a tablecloth or runner. I love runners draped over chairs, buffets, refrigerators, etc.
Love these prim bowls. I love shabby chic, I think more for summer and spring. Then I just love prim and darker colors for fall and winter. How about you?
I then tried my hand at tassel making. Let me tell you it wasn't easy. Glue guns are unlike other tools...They get really hot! Susie Harris makes the best tassels, I just love hers, mine are a little, well, covered with glue strings, and spots, and they are just a little sticky when you touch them. Oh well, I'm on to something else. I asked my hubby to plug in the power saw, I bought the wood and now I am just itching to "SAW" it into shelf pieces.
Here are some items from the dollar store! Yippeee. Love that dollar store. Those dollar crows are great for scaring your hubby early in the morning when they are accidentally left by his side of the bed! That could be a great laugh! If someone were to do it.... It is a little hard to think of fall when it is 100 degrees outside and there isn't a fall leaf in site!
Proverbs 31:11 "Her husband trusts her with all his heart." (Big, big, smile)
August 19, 2008
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August 17, 2008
the way is a wonderful site. They
are posting their blogs, and you can go take
a look at their creative way of putting up
curtains or "window mistreatments," even cover
ups for things that need to be hidden away, as they
call it, without spending hundreds or thousands!
Great idea! I hope to get some fresh ideas for
my little farmhouse! Enjoy the tour.
Here are some of the things I have done...
I made a small curtain where a cupboard door came off in my
Next, we didn't have a head board, so my daughter and I
put a shelf on the wall above her bed and draped a pink
satin curtain over it, using nails and glue gun.
Next I found fabric I absolutely loved and went nuts over, which I didn't buy, that was 17.00 a yard.
My hubby, bless his heart saw these tablecloths at Walmart,
made out of the same fabric! We bought two tablecloths
and I sewed a curtain rod pocket in them
and made curtains out of them.
The tie backs were made with napkins out of the fabric, glue gun and fringe! Notice the little rooster? We have a chicken ranch so of
Next, I redid my craft room in a shabby chic look. I didn't have enough fabric to do three windows, but I had three shabby chic tablecloths. These I just pinned and hung on the curtain rods. I love them. Lastly, this is a small black check curtain I made, actually sewed. I intend to add some black ball fringe to the bottom.
Thank you so much for dropping by my farmhouse cottage!