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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.

March 30, 2016

Spring Home Tour-

It all started with a chippy paint tool box, filled with handpainted china...roses whispering that spring is here. Bunnies on the look out for fresh greenery, eggs ready to hatch with little chicks...Spring is certainly here.





I made little nests out of frosted flakes and then put them on little miniature cupcakes...yummy. I  love cupcakes.
 My sweet sister in law gave me these little egg cups for my birthday. They are adorable and from Target.



 The pink pitcher was an ugly color and got spray painted for spring. It is not used for food so I decided why not! 




















Even the bedroom needed some blooms.







Even our girls got the spring fever!
Hahaha
They didn't know what to think about the
colored eggs I put in the egg basket!

 Flowers make my heart sing...
so I make sure I have pretty ones on the porch...
so I remember to sing when I see them.


Thanks for the visit.


Blessings,
Debbie

March 23, 2016

Bunnies at Ribbonwood Cottage and Free Vintage Rabbit Printables

I love that it is Spring. I am noticing so many little buds and blossoms already in my yard starting to pop up and show themselves.  Along with flowers and blossoms comes Bunnies! I  have noticed that they are everywhere at Ribbonwood Cottage! Little ones for little hands to play with and bigger ones that anyone could love!
The pattern for her, the bedding and bed can be found here
I have ALWAYS loved bunnies and rabbits. About 30 ago I walked into a store where they had quite an extensive Spring Display. There were bunnies everywhere. Their display was worth thousands of dollars. Did I mention it was an Upscale store?  It left such an impression on me that for years I have been trying to come up with my own little Bunny world. And patterns to make my own Bunnies, outfits, quilts, doll bedding, etc
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Of course Bunnies need to have their own furniture, bedding and pillows made from beautiful fabric!







I've also collected Vintage Images of Bunnies and Rabbits.

With Spring here it seems like the perfect time  for all the Rabbits at Ribbonwood Cottage to get dressed up for a family gathering!

Sweet little dresses and outfits in pretty pastels and florals....with matching shoes of course.
This little bunny below can't quite wake up she's nice and warm in her little bed and Shabby style comforter and pillow.


Those of you who have followed my blog for awhile know that I sell dollhouse miniatures, dollhouse furniture, dolls, doll clothes and patterns for making all these sweet little dolls for other little ones to play with.
EMMA JOY PATTERN-VERY EASY TO MAKE
CAN BE FOUND HERE!





I HOPE YOU HAVE A LOVELY EASTER, 
OR at least....
enjoy family members, beautiful weather and lovely flowers!


Blessings,
Debbie

March 17, 2016

Wild Roses Tote Bag-Make it, its easy!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all well.
We are getting ready for Spring and Easter, and all the family activities that go with those special days.
I created a quick and easy to make tote bag. And I made a pattern for it. I believe easy patterns + pretty fabric = a wonderful finished project.

I've been busy creating and sewing and making patterns, but in the midst of all this work I had something wonderful happen!
A British Doll House Magazine did a feature on my Ribbonwood Cottage Etsy shop in February and the things I have created for it. 
That was pretty exciting for me.



But let's get back to our tote bag.
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Tote bags already are pretty easy.  Fold fabric in half, sew two sides, add handles....voila you have  a tote bag! Hahaha....so I added my favorite layered rose petal flowers as embellishments, but those are optional too.

I use pictures along with directions so that the sewing and putting the tote together is easy, even beginning seamstresses. I learned to sew with a sewing machine when I was 9. Yes there were mistakes, but I loved pretty fabric and dreaming about what I would make out of it!

Here is the tote empty...
Here below is the tote with my IPad, my Planner (Webster's Pages Planner) and a Kate Spade Notebook.
When I am working,  I often sketch a design, write out the details of how I think it needs to be made, what I need to purchase-fabric, buttons, interfacing, trim, thread, etc.

So in making this I wanted all those items to fit in the tote. I also wanted pockets, not too big and wide  that things tip over, but the phone will stand up, the glasses, room for pens and pencils, keys...etc. 

Easy directions for sewing this up.
It would be a great Mother's Day gift, or Bridal tote (use pretty trims, laces, gorgeous fabric), a tote for the beach, a teenager, a little one....
I just love it! You can find it here @
Let me know what you think! I would love your feedback and I'd love to see pictures too!
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Blessings,
Debbie