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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 31, 2008

Blue Eggs

August 30, 2008

Pink lovelies!

Hello everyone! All these PINK Saturday's certainly cause us to get more projects done. I wanted to make my daughter a couple of
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.

Thank you so much for coming by!
Blessings, Debbie

August 29, 2008

Rooster Chairs

You have heard that delightful saying "The Rooster may crow, but the Hen delivers the goods (the egg!). That is exactly true! We have many hundred chickens, the roosters spend all day crowing and the hens lay an egg and cackle all day! My hubby bless his heart bought me two chairs and had his wonderful mother that I adore! recover these chairs in red rooster fabric. I love them. This is a cross stitch picture that took me forever to finish, it has the loveliest fall colors in it. I'm getting fall candles to place on the sconces.

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!
Blessings, Debbie

August 28, 2008

Mirror Redoooooo

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.
Blessings, Debbie

August 27, 2008


Do you see what the rooster is eyeing? He is noticing that I spray painted the pip berries in the flower arrangement. He saw it all happen and is wondering if he is next!

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!

Blessings, Debbie
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

Shoveling up some fun!

Ok, most of you gals know I live on a farm, in a farmhouse. There are farm tools everywhere just 'Begging' to be spray painted. So armed with my spray paint and a shovel I proceed with my inexpensive decor project!
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.
Blessings, Debbie

August 25, 2008

Fall Sign

It's Monday, and Monday's usually mean alot of laundry, cleaning, and getting things in order. But I wanted to put together something to announce that fall had arrived! So this weekend I spray painted a cookie sheet black, cut up some scrapbook paper, and looked around through my scrapbook supplies. Then I put this together with plain ole' Elmer's glue. A little ribbon, some fall leaves, some chipboard letters (they were an ugly color, so I spray painted them)...
a little vintage lace, chipboard saying...

and Voila' my little cookie sheet sign! I may do one for Christmas! (Later!)
Blessings, Debbie

August 24, 2008


I just found a blog and post I thought you might enjoy. http://thebrendablog.typepad.com/thebrendablog/ She has posted
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

Is it Pink Saturday again?

Ok so maybe I am posting this because of wanting to get back at my farmer hubby...who has driven me crazy this week trying to delegate (boss) me a little too much (had to lock him out of the house), ok just the back door was locked. I told him he met his quota (I had had enough!) of telling me things to do (actually his honey do list) while he floated AROUND on a PINK INTERTUBE! Really I am MADly (MAD) in love with the man, I just prefer not to farm, plant, feed sheep, wash eggs... when I could be inside quilting! Smile sweetheart and say hello to all my friends!!

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

Is Spray Paint considered a Power Tool?

Yippeeee. I went to Joann's to get some fall stuff, wasn't quite on sale...YET! So I looked at their spring clearance stuff and thought why couldn't this be SPRAY PAINTED. So I brought it home, after buying orange and rust spray paint, and spray painted my little heart out!
Gotta love that Krylon spray paint, in a myriad of colors.
Look at this, I love it and it even looks better up close. The first pictures show the finished product around the fall candles. Now onto a bunch of pip berries I have in hideous colors, we will see how they look spray painted!

August 21, 2008

Punkin stitchery

I cleaned out my daughter's closet and found this. I had done this stitchery years ago and I am making it now, into a small wall hanging. What it was doing in her closet I have no idea! I found a few unusual things...bank deposit forms? A million bags from her favorite stores...like a hundred, hello? What are we saving those for? And a couple transformer toys, oh boy, my kids are grown now...I'm scared to do any more cleaning!

Be Blessed,

August 20, 2008


Will these giveaways ever end? Zip over carefully....to http://calamityjanescottage.blogspot.com/ and see
the adorable purse she is giving away. Oh my!
Blessings, Debbie

Thinking of Fall

I just pulled out my tubs of fall decorations. I put things together and

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

An award, oh my

Oh my an award! How fun. This is from http://sweethomegardens.blogspot.com/
Awards are fun, you feel like you

have done something, unless it is an ugly outfit award, or most

likely to gain weight by 40 award, saggy chin award, flabby waist award,
biggest belly button award, know what I mean? But this is a fun award! Thank you!

Here are some important things to note!

The rules of the award are:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.
I have to say I enjoy alot!!!! of blogs and can never seem to get enough of blogging! How about you?
Blessings, Debbie

Another giveaway!

Another giveaway! Don't you love what this gal is giving away! Run to her great site!

Sign up, somebody has GOT to win this!
Blessings, Debbie

August 18, 2008

Fall Decor

A little fall decorating. A little muffin tin spray painted (of course)

black with fall candles in it! A couple of these quilts I made, the one hanging behind is a very old quilt a dear friend gave me! Then

the ceramic pumpkins were a wonderful find at Dollar Tree, thank you Susie over at http://susieharris.blogspot.com/ for that hint. You should visit her site if you haven't already, she is a wealth of wonderful

decorating ideas, and she is just plain nice!

Have a blessed day!


August 17, 2008

Home-Curtain mistreatments

Today I am joining in with several gals over at http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/ ,which by

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

laundry room.

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.

My daughter (17) made all the pillows.

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

course my farmer hubby loved this fabric!
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!

Blessings, Debbie

"In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:6