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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 3, 2022

Shabby Chic Roses -3 ways to add to your little decor

Hey everyone! Read this and then tell me what you decide!  
I remember being upset and telling my college son I couldn’t do a certain computer skill and felt so dumb and other women were blogging, creating successful online businesses…but I just didn’t seem to figure things out and I was so frustrated.

He listened and then said something that changed my focus- he said “ quit crying over not knowing how… and learn how.” He said he would listen to YouTube training videos from Apple or a computer geek site that would step by step walk him through processes.

So I began the tough process of training myself how to do computer things, blogging, painting roses, making things that were beyond my skill level. Slowly. Lots of mistakes- but I started the learning process.

In this post I’ll tell you how to do shabby roses-
Learn to paint them. I learned by watching videos and also the blog Cinderella Moments has a tutorial how to paint little roses. Type in your google search “Cinderella Moments Rose Painting Tutorial “
Absolutely wonderful tutorial too. She’s an amazing miniature maker and I’ve learned a lot from her.❤️

*The first process is painting tiny roses. I painted on paper plates till I felt comfortable about painting on little furniture.

*The second process is sewing fabric that has tiny roses on it. This adds a soft cozy cottage feel to a room big or small.

Lecien fabric- a Japanese quilt fabric that is sold here( do a search on Etsy for Lecien, tiny floral cotton fabric and you’ll see beautiful fabric come up) is affordable since you’re buying a small amount for your project.

I make tablecloths, bedding, pillows, tiny kitchen towels and curtains.

For basic patterns to sew items see patterns in my shop for how to-

Ribbonwoodcottage Ribbonwoodcottage  Etsy shop-

*The last idea is to fussy cut a tiny rose from your beautiful fabric and use either decoupage glue or glue mixed with water( 1/2 glue and 1/2 water) and brush on a pitcher or plate and decoupage the rose to the item.
Smooth to remove any bubbles.
This is simple and pretty -

What would you like to learn how to make or do? I’d love to know in the comments!
Debbie Booth 

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