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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.

September 26, 2020

End of Summer Table Setting

Hey everyone! I’ve been finishing up a few end of summer projects.

Now in my Etsy shop.

I’ve set the table in my Ribbonwoodcottage kitchen. And organized some shelves!












Working on miniatures is always good for my soul.

❤️
 I love this fabric by Lori Holt. It has little bowls and pitchers in the design.

Sewing and creating are wonderful for me. I love to be able to sew.


Blessings,

Debbie

September 10, 2020

A ‘Little” Fall Bedroom Tour 🍁


I wanted to share a little

Fall bedroom tour.









When I sew I love using simple patterns

With beautiful fabric. The fabric is key. 


Have a Blessed Day!

Debbie 

September 2, 2020

Sewing Room Organization, DECORATING and Fall Ideas!

Hey everyone! Are you having a good week? I work at home and work part time for a hospice. I love what I do. But this week was a lead into an internal audit so it has been a lot of crazy hours and putting order to files, documentation and processes at work.

This is my sewing work room at home and it is also a place to constantly put in order.

 When working I usually work with a theme for a seasonal project-  Sometimes a pattern I am working on or a magazine article where the magazine wants a step by step guide to making a little quilt, or dollhouse project.

The dollhouse furniture and accessories gets changed out frequently. Basic furniture stays there but color schemes change for Fall, Christmas, Winter and Spring. I take furniture out, put furniture in, clean the floor with a tiny broom. And then I will hang a quilt, or make a little bed. All the accessories have to match the bedding or the quilt, etc. But as I am sewing I need my sewing accessories nearby. If you sew, you make a little mess during the process. I am good at making messes, but I have learned over the years to clean after myself. Here are some basics that work for me since I am on the messy end, but overcoming and being organized.

I found that I was not a perfect organizer where every single item is where it should be all the time. That didn't fit me. But I could land all the things that go together in a basket. So I got a lot of baskets!

See those baskets in the photo above? They store sewing tools -scissors, miniature screwdriver, sewing machine brush to brush away lint and threads. Little bits and bobs.

And I removed everything in the dollhouse here to plan for the winter holidays. I go from light furniture pieces to darker, richer colors for the winter months. It makes a difference in the pictures.


When first decorating this room, I knew it needed more areas for storing and organizing fabric, miniature furniture, sewing supplies, etc. So I took all the old vintage shutters, old pictures, shelves and baskets, metal flower containers and started decorating the walls. It is a bit much, so I took some things away. I needed a clear backdrop so I mostly have shutters on the walls now, but I may change everything around again too....haha....not sure...but I change it until I get things the way I like them.
I have three little toy sewing machines. I love them!

I may be a quilt collector too. This is an old door and I fold seasonal quilts over it and then change them out for fall and Christmas.

The white cabinets are from our old kitchen before we remodeled our home 10 years ago.
Burlap covers the plastic bins with miniatures in them.


Other baskets have tiny things - threads, bobbins, needles, straight pins, seam rippers, etc. I have a lot in a small room but the biggest thing that helps me is having things located where I use them the most.

Dollhouse furniture is stored in plastic bins with lids.

Sewing accessories are near me and near where I sew.

Glues, paints and wood, are under the cabinet since I use them sporadically.

Fabric is stored by color in bins under cabinets and tables. I have 2 long tables that have bins under them. I have a lot of fabric since I have been sewing for over 40 years. And I may buy more....even though I have a lot!

Then I have a wooden armoire cabinet that has plastic bins in it of finished miniature quilts, tables capes, things I have made that are for sale in my Etsy shop.

This year I have focused more on pattern making since our granddaughter is in and out of the hospital.  It has been a difficult year to sew and stay on a project so I have had to back away on some things. I know it is for a season. And I feel like I am an anchor to our family boat that is tossed to and fro some weeks.

I must admit to spreading fall leaves, fall throws and pillows on the couch and a few fall candles just to get the season started in our home. I love fall so much. I even created a little fall decorating ebook - 30 pages of ideas, pictures and projects if you wanted to do a 'little' decorating.

My Etsy shop is HERE

FALL DECORATING EBOOK HERE



But my creative brain is always moving forward and I have a note book with future projects I am just waiting to create, sew and make! So stay tuned there is more to come.

Do you have a sewing area that you have organized?

Blessings,

Debbie Booth

Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;