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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.

June 4, 2020

Americana Theme Miniature Decorating and Blogging Full Circle

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all doing well. Currently I have been hosting my blog here @ https://ribbonwoodcottage.patternbyetsy.com/blog but I have come back to blogging here and after June 30th the other blog won't be available. I have always loved my blog on blogspot.

However! It was wonderful to me to revisit my original blog here and it has given me renewed love for how I started in this business, and blogging. Do you remember starting your first blog?

This blog has led to incredible friends online I will probably never meet (I'm on the West coast, they are on the East Coast.) However the friendship now spans over 12 years. All because of blogging.

My goal right now is creating LOVELY & DELIGHTFUL things.  Years ago I focused on the scripture Philippians 4:8 that basically said to keep your thoughts on good things, purposeful things and things that were lovely. It seemed to resonate with me. I am a ministers daughter and I have been in ministry most of my life and wasn't quite sure where miniatures fit in my life!

Yet I seemed to have this gift of creating things, and I seemed to feel like I came alive while sewing, quilting and creating. So I very simply prayed one day asked God to show me, not a sign, but just something that made sense about what I was making and creating.

And sure enough, I found that scripture and a few others that talked about blessing the work of my hands. I seem to have blessed hands! How about you? Do you like to sew or stitch or make things? There is just something about all of this that gets to me.

 Long story short I enjoy making things and creating patterns that show others how to make things. And simple. That is a key thing for me. Make patterns that are simple for this reason - I learned how to sew (from my mother)

and quilt (from my grandmother), learned how to make polymer clay foods (via Youtube videos). I learned these things from others, but took it and added my flavor to it. This started for me when I was in 3rd grade and my mother taught me to make doll clothes.(Barbie doll clothes). From there I got to choose fabric and my love for fabric collecting (hoarding) began!

Latest summer quilt DIY in June 2020 American Miniaturist Magazine! Yay!

Most of my patterns and decorating ebooks are in my shop. They are downloadable instantly so you can start creating!

 You can learn how to make little strawberries too. I bought polymer clay and watched Youtube videos by countless polymer clay artists and practiced until I made a few that passed the test. The ones that didn't pass the test got thrown away. Sometimes you have to just throw things away!

A few of my patriotic porch  photos from magazine articles years ago.

 Sort of random, but I love making flag pillows. I love looking through Pinterest at ideas and fabric options. I found this little toy red chair, perfect for my 2 year old grandson and I love putting flags and Americana decor around it.

Then I took some of my older quilt pieces from the early 1900's and made little pin cushions. I love those too!

 More strawberries! And chocolate cake. I love cake!

Well that is all for now. I love this little blog of mine that started so many wonderful things for me. Stay tuned. I will be sharing much more as the days unfold!

Blessings my friends.
Debbie Booth

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