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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.

November 29, 2010

What's on your Table?

I've slowly been adding things here and there...wondering if I should dust first or just forget it till January. I'm kidding! My hubby and I sneeze way too much because of allergies so dusting is a necessary evil! Wink wink!
But for some (mom are you reading?) December is
'no dust month.' hmmmmm.....
We love to have family over, friends, our church....so we decorate and cook...collapse...and then start all over again! Hahahaha

I also wanted to show a preview of one of my cloches...that our own Marty herself made famous. Be sure you check her blog for the next Cloche party. I made these salt dough ornaments and then painted them to look like candy. Every one (hubby and boys) know not to eat anything! before asking....hahaha...I love it!

Did you notice the fake cinnamon roll? I got that off of Etsy.
I found this beautiful frame at Goodwill and printed off my computer
the saying to fit inside....loved it.

Be sure to visit Tabletop Tuesday with Marty as our wonderful hostess... visit her @
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Holidays.

November 26, 2010

HOliday Decoupage Delights

Hey everyone!
I hope your Thanksgiving
was wonderful!
We cooked for 2 days
and baked....I loved it.
10 pies, and 40 people
later I can now look
forward to decorating
for Christmas.

Something in me
goes crazy when I
see everyone decorating
early for the Holidays
and I'm stuck because
I always have
company for Thanksgiving!
But the truth is I love it! Cooking, baking, washing a million dishes...
hahaha...and going without hours of sleep....always means company
and lots of laughing here at our home. Embarrassing stories...yep...
that's my kind of holiday fun!

I've been
with decoupage
and decorating
frames for my
new Etsy shop.
This is soooo
much fun! More lost
sleep since there
aren't enough hours in a
day to do all the
things that are going
through my mind!
I love vintage papers, glitter
and snow sparkles....
Old fashioned
looking girls, and
trees, ornaments...

I'm just loving
My favorite is the old
Santa Clauses...

If you get a chance
look over at my
new Etsy shop!

November 22, 2010

Going out in Style

This is the time
of year that I just
love! We always
do a lot of cooking,
have a lot of
family over, do
a lot....of dishes...
hahaha...I don't even
mind that because
having everyone over
is wonderful.
Lots of kids giggling,
funny stories between
family members...
my hubby makes the
most amazing gravy
in the world.
He has the gift!
Big smile....
I'm not setting
my table since we will
serve buffet style...
we have 37 coming
to be exact...and I
don't have a table that

Joining in with Marty

Hope your Thanksgiving
is wonderful!

November 19, 2010

Pink $1,000,000.00l Giftcard idea! Fake of course!

Hey everyone! I've been having so much fun sewing and
creating! I wanted to show you this craft in case you didn't see it last year...wink wink!
This is what I did for all the cousins and nieces and nephews. All 18 of them!
I bought small canning jars (of course I had hundreds of the large size but no small ones!)
bought inexpensive fake snow, felt for the Santa hats and a little fake fur.
Next I made on my computer fake $ 1,000,000.00 gift cards and had the real gift cards to Walmart or wherever taped on the other side. I also found the cute gingerbread graphics on
a site that I show you below. I used the puncher to punch some cute little pink snowflakes and
to glue them closed on one side. Next I glued a white pom pom to the top of the hat to finish it off.
Of course this has to be Pink Saturday! How fun
to play along with all the other sites that are celebrating.
Be sure to visit Beverly @ HOWSWEETTHESOUND
I can't tell you how cute these turned out in real life.
You could always do traditional red and white and green as well.
My fake million dollar gift cards were just typed no special graphics on them.
The little ones just loved these. The teenagers wished they were real!
Hahahaha....you and me both!
This year I'm making fake stimulus gift cards! you know to help with the economy!


November 17, 2010

Winter Snowgals and Gingergals

Have you ever spent a great deal of time thinking about
something...but talking yourself out of it? ONly to
think about it some more.....wishing you could do it
but not sure...lacking in a little....confidence?
I finally did it! It took me a long time to figure things out...
but I opened up my own Etsy shop. This is my personal
transformation! Big smile.

I dream about
things I want to
that I like...
wondering once
I make it if it
will look as good
in real life as I
I've been doing lots of designing
patterns, sewing, glittering, painting.
I've also been getting little
miniature items for quite some time
to add to my creations. I just
love miniatures...and I love vintage
things. So when I create
patterns or make something, I like
it to have a vintage feel or look about
it. I used old buttons, old wool,
Martha Stewart glitter and faux
snow for a old wintery look.
When you get a chance be sure
to visit my new Etsy shop and
I love to transform fabric
into something...

Have a blessed day!
"Better are the days
ahead of you than the
days in your past."
Ecclesiastes 7:8