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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 7, 2021

Freebie Monthly Cross Stitch Pattern - Halloween

Hey everyone! I wanted to offer you a free cross stitch pattern. I create a lot of patterns and I wanted to give something away to you. Cross stitching is something I do usually after dinner when we sit to catch up on news, etc. With each stitch I slowly unwind from the day (we work for hospice and there is often stress related situations), processing my thoughts, working through the day.... I try to do a little stitching everyday. I set my phone down so I don't get distracted by pictures and decorating on social media! Do you know what I mean Haha! Here you go-
Simple to stitch. Quick to stitch. For more Fall cross stitch patterns, visit my shop @ RIBBONWOOD COTTAGE enjoy. Debbie Booth Ribbonwood Cottage

August 13, 2021

Let's Make a Blythe 1:6 Scale DIY Bed

Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well! We are in 100' weather here in S. California. We love the heat, but love air conditioning more.
If you have visited my shop (ever) you will see that doll bedding is often a very popular item. I love to make doll bedding and have had several designs of mine in dollhouse magazines. But miniature dollhouse bedding isn't what I want to share with you about. I want to show you how to make a doll bed! One sixth scale. Barbie or Blythe doll size.
I had a lightbulb moment one night while drifting off to sleep...but then couldn't because my thoughts were swirling around in my head. Basically it was this....since I'm not really a woodworker but a professional seamstress, I wish I could make doll beds for all the bedding I make. I've spent so much money ordering doll beds and then dressing them. So I wanted to make a doll bed without using a saw. My husband doesn't want me using a saw since I am also a church pianist! So I bought some signs on clearance at Hobby Lobby that measured 4" x 12". I didn't care what they said...I was going to use the wood. I also bought packages of knobs or unfinished wood candle holders. Supplies: Wood sign 4" x 12" wood unfinished knobs glue gun and glue sticks white spray paint. Look at the following pictures for the simple process!
I spray painted the knobs and sign a couple times for good coverage. Hot glued the knobs to the four corners of the bed. Next I made bedding. Mattress, flat sheet ( no fitted sheet - make the mattress and flat sheet out of the same fabric). Blanket Ruffled comforter. Pillows...lots of them! There are a few patterns in my shop for making doll bedding Barbie, Blythe, one sixth scall size. I show how to make things in a very simple way. The key is to use pretty fabric. And pillows...lots of them for layering. Ribbonwood Cottage Etsy shop Let me know if you make something! I'd love to know, love to see what you are making. Blessings, Debbie

July 10, 2021

Red, White and Blue Decor

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Can you believe July is flying by? Wow....I'm still in May...sort of.

 I pulled all my reds, white, and blues out to stack, sort and put together for pictures and for decorating in the farmhouse...my house. And before you know it July 4th had come and gone. But I love all of the Americana, all the red, white and blue decor.

And I made a few little things. Little houses, marble cake (polymer clay), napkins, and strawberries.

I was blessed to see my dear friend from Kansas. She's a lifetime friend. The best kind of friend.


Cross stitching and wool stitching are my two favorites, because I feel like I can stitch while at home or when I"m visiting with family and friends....I love to stitch. It is very soothing to me and helps me organize my thoughts with each stitch.







My favorite thing in real life is a huge white armoire that I have filled with vintage quilts. So I love making miniature versions for my Etsy shop and my customers. I make them with seasonal quilt pieces to replicate the armoire I have. here is an Americana version.



Another simple thing to do is make little star quilts. It takes a fabric for the star and a fabric for the base, or the front that the star adheres to (I use heatnbond)



My Etsy shop Ribbonwoodcottage has several patterns for Americana style decor, diy miniature making, star quilts in small sizes 7" x 7" and so much more. And my patterns are simple. I love to inspire people with basic sewing or making skills to make and sew things. I remember getting so frustrated in 4th grade when I was learning to sew...with that thought in mind, I deliberately make my patterns easy so that people can ENJOY making what they are making!

This star quilt pattern is on sale right now for $1.99 and can be purchased here @ START Quilt Pattern

and the flag pillow is also included in this pattern.


That is all for now. But stay tuned I have a lot more to share with you!

Blessings,
Debbie Booth
Ribbonwood Cottage

June 7, 2021

Sweetest Little Americana Things

 Hello everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We have several military people in our older generations, so it is always a good time of hearing family stories that are amazing.

In the past I have made some little Americana style bedding sets and miniatures. I also love displaying Americana style in my home. Do you?

And of course there is stitching....I am always working on a cross stitch project. This stitched up pretty quick. It can be found in my shop HERE

And this cute dressed up bunny cross stitch was great to stitch. I use it on my tiered tray when decorating with  Americana style decor.
Available HERE


This is a miniature scene I did for American Miniaturist magazine, with all sorts of fun Americana style miniatures.


Miniature Star Quilt Pattern can be found HERE. It is one of the easiest miniature quilts you can make.


Since I adore the Americana style, I have collected a few red quilts, and a few navy quilts. But I need a few more. Just sayin' (insert big smile.)






I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We enjoyed time with family and cooked and baked some favorites. I love doing that. Love our family and love our country.


Blessings!

Debbie Booth

May 19, 2021

Heart Strings are Being Pulled in Many Directions

Hey everyone, this will be a quick post. Recently our daughter had her baby and instead of being able to bring her home, the baby had to get some extra help and is in the NICU.  She is holding steady, and we are praying over her, praying for healing, and thanking God for her life. She is so sweet and adorable. My daughter hasn't been able to hold her yet which she has been very emotional about. But they had to hook the baby up to a ventilator immediately after birth. I told my daughter that we needed to change our focus to 'the baby is alive because they hooked her up to a ventilator after birth.'


Emotional but sweet days. So I am with my daughter dropping her off each day to the children's hospital to be with her baby. Her hubby who is an amazing guy, is staying at night with the baby. 

Hallie Alexandria Owens 
Edited to add: our sweet baby did pass away. We miss her so much. It was extremely emotional and our hearts were broken when her heart stopped. We had a small family funeral for our littlest angel.  I don't quite know how life goes on after this, but I know it does, and I know it will.



Blessings to each of you,

Debbie Booth


March 21, 2021

Painting and Sewing Shabby style

 Hey friends! I’ve been missing blogging and chatting. 

I just wanted to come on and share some photos of things I’ve seen, painted or made.  I usually work on little paintings and miniatures fir a couple weeks...

Then I take a day and start early and put things together for photos. The projects are usually theme or season oriented. 




















Well that’s it! I hope your weekend has been lovely ❤️ 

Debbie Booth