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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.

October 1, 2020

Cottage Style Bedding for Miniature Dollhouse Beds-42 Page Ebook and PDF pattern and New Youtube Video

Hey everyone! I am reposting this from 5 years ago today. This says everything about me, what I love, why I started creating miniatures, and the incredible friends and community of miniature artists I have met along the way. Some have become very close friends. 
I am so indebted to my community of friends. They have been amazing friends to me.

5 years ago today I posted and listed my first ever pattern. Just last evening I posted my first ever Youtube video Here @ Debbie Booth Ribbonwood Cottage  

I am excited to share about some wonderful things that have been happening on the Ribbonwood Cottage Home front.
Many of you know a few years ago I quit my  job to stay home and take care of my elderly parents. This necessitated a different job that would allow me to work at home.   I started selling Rodan + Fields which enabled me to work at home and fulfill my dream of working on miniatures, designing and making things to sell. If you ever get approached by a friend who strongly encourages you to jump on their Rodan + Fields team DO IT! It was the best decision I have ever made. 
It has allowed me to work at home and work on my passion, and create all the things I have had stored inside me for a lifetime.

Pattern Available in my Etsy shop. Ribbonwood Cottage
I have had doll companies approach me about selling my items and me creating bedding for their lines. The only problem is they want all rights to my designs.  

I couldn't do it.
That made me look at the next level....a little scary!
When I have looked at countless pictures and magazines of beautiful beds, I just loved the layered look. Crisp white sheets edged in lace, fold back over layers of blankets, comforters and throws....pillows galore....

The key to me was beautiful fabric. After all sheets and pillows are all squares and rectangles so the sewing never seemed difficult to me....but the fabric was very important between pretty....and UGLY!

Cottage Style Bedding for Miniature Dollhouse Beds started out as a couple pictures and line drawings....and now escalated into a full measure comprehensive Ebook PDF pattern. 

It is part book since there are over 20 pages of just color pictures of all the most popular rooms and dollhouse cottage style bedding that I have made. And then there are 20 pages of pictures showing you step by step how to make things.

At 55 I knew I needed a new set of skills to get me where I needed to go....pattern making....marketing the pattern....taking professional pictures...adding a BUY IT NOW button on to my blog...

How do you do all these things? After a lot of reading and researching I have been finding my way. This book helped me the most-"Selling PDF's the easy way here @ http://mypoppet.bigcartel.com/product/selling-pdfs-the-easy-way-an-instructional-guide-to-selling-pdf-patterns-ebooks-and-more Several things I had already done, but she maps out how to do certain things and it was like a road map!

One site that also helped immensely I found here @ https://whileshenaps.com/

Making the pattern was not hard. Taking pictures of every step was not hard. 

How do you tell someone to do what you do?

But I felt that after making bedding and dressing over 250 big and little doll beds I knew a little bit about the subject. 

While this Christmas picture below is indicative of what I make....the entire bedding set, this picture is not in my new book. But how to make this basic look is.

Euro shams, pillowcases with little pillows inside, blankets, ruffled comforters. You just choose the fabric, and I will show you how to make and layer this look!

The pattern is an in depth set of pictures and instructions, very easy I believe, that show you step by step how to make little sheets, pillows, comforters, shams, dust ruffles, mattress, rugs...etc for your little doll bed and room. I have been a seamstress for over 40 years and I have learned a few tricks to make things easier which I share in my new Ebook PDF pattern. 

If you can sew a straight line....you can make everything in this pattern!

Paypal link is in the upper right hand corner to purchase this pattern.

After months of working on this....I feel very happy to have moved to another level of working the computer, adding codes, deciphering pattern making skills. It is a constant process of educating myself for what I see down the road!

I want to encourage you. If there is something you have always wanted to do, now is the time to work towards that goal. Do something today that you will be happy with tomorrow and the day after that...

Comfort zones are nice for a season but they lead nowhere and have a dead end nearby!  Get up and get going! Leave a legacy for your kids....mom still has things going on in her life! Hahaha...my one tech son is impressed that I know what HTML Codes are. And so am I. Haha.

Blessings to you all!
Debbie Booth

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